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For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:14 our peace. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is “our peace.” He is “the Prince of peace” (Isaiah 9:6), “the God of peace” (Hebrews 13:20), “King of peace” (Hebrews 7:2), and “author of…peace” (I Corinthians 14:33). In the context of this passage, He has provided through His blood (Ephesians 2:13) the means of making peace between Jew and Gentile, with both together as members of His own mystical body, the “new man” of verse 15 and the “one body” of verse 16. This great body is also the theme of such passages as Ephesians 1:22-23; I Corinthians 12:12-13; and Colossians 3:10-11.

2:14 middle wall of partition. This term refers to the wall separating the court of the Gentiles from the rest of the Herodian temple, symbolizing the distinction placed between Jew and Gentile in the Mosaic economy.

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