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Bibil Identifier bibil:201243
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Romans 5:12–21 against the Background of Torah-Theology and Hebrew Usage
Author Kister, Menahem
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 100, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 391-424 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Paul was an original thinker, and his epistles are full of novel, at times paradoxical, ideas. Christology stands at the center of Paul's system, and his Christological teaching is unique among Jewish writings of the Second Temple period. Some, especially non-Christological, elements of Pauline theology do, however, have illuminating parallels in earlier Jewish teachings, which seem to have been modified and adapted by Paul to fit his own revolutionary thought. While Paul's theology cannot be reduced to these elements, they might help to explain (at least partly) its emergence. After all, even the ideas of the most original thinkers owe their emergence to prevailing conceptions of the culture in which those thinkers operated, taking some of them for granted and incorporating them naturally into their thought, while struggling with and reacting to others. In Paul's case, Jewish concepts played a significant role in shaping some central features of his theology. Thus, reading Paul in the light of the Dead Sea scrolls and rabbinic writings is important both for understanding Paul as well as for dating and interpreting rabbinic parallels.
DOI doi:10.1017/S0017816007001642
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Halakic Midrashim : Sifra
Pericopes Romans 5,12-5,21
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