Interpreters of Romans have not recognized the Isaianic character of Paul’s description of the kingdom in Rom 14:17. Therefore, in this paper I demonstrate that there is an intertextual relationship between multiple Isaianic texts and Rom 14:17. First, I identify key texts in Isaiah that depict kings or kingdoms and share terms found in Romans: righteousness, peace, joy, good, and spirit. Second, I conclude by rereading Romans 14:17 in dialogue with Isaianic kingdom texts. This reading reveals that Romans presents the kingdom of God—and the church community
Smith, Dain Alexander
"Prophetic Peace in the Epistle to the Romans: Intertextuality, Isaianic Discourse, and Romans 14:17,"
The Asbury Theological Journal:
2, p. 241-254.
Available at: https://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol75/iss2/6