The Jesus of the Bible

Jesus of the Bible Study 65: Doulos

What did the apostles mean when they referred to themselves as a servant, bondslave, bondman and slave of Jesus? These words were translated from the Greek word doulas. There is no equivalent English word making it difficult to translate. By looking at the Old Testament, Dr. Bramson explains what a doulas is. Who else was a doulos?  Will followers of Jesus […]

Jesus in the Old Testament

52. Doulos

Peter, Paul, Jude and James all begin their letters in the New Testament in the same way—by referring to themselves as a servant, bondservant, bondsman, slave or bond slave of Jesus Christ. In order to understand what they meant by slave/servant/bondsman, Dr. Bramson delves into the Old Testament to the laws of slavery. Next, what […]

OT Revealed--Gospel of Luke

72. Doulos—John 15:15

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson teaches on just one verse—John 15:15. What did Jesus mean when He said, “I no longer call you doulos…I have called you friends.” What is a doulos? Many have translated this word as slaves or servants. By comparing Scripture with Scripture, Dr. Bramson explains the meaning of doulos. Listen here.