One possibility that occurred to me: we have received a favor in return for an act of grace (Jesus' gift of himself on the cross). But I find this too awkward. Similarly awkward is the "to replace" suggested above, though the giving of the law in the next verse does suggest it.
What I think most likely is that we have received a favor in return for the favor that Jesus found before God (ie., the second χάριτος hinting at the frequent LXX usage, ie.: Νωε δὲ εὗρεν χάριν ἐναντίον κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ).
Statistics: Posted by jeidsath — Mon Jul 03, 2023 12:49 am