He will eliminate foreign accretions, that the gospel of Christ may stand forth in its native purity, and that Christ Himself may in all things have the pre-eminence.
The pre-eminence so handed on may be of any kind, from substantial political power to mere social respect and precedence.
There is no handing on of privilege or pre-eminence to perpetual generations.
The present town may be the successor of an older town occupying a position of similar pre-eminence.
How far did Alexander intend that in such a fusion Hellenic culture should retain its pre-eminence?