Reading time: 4 minutes The “proxy baptism” interpretation of 1 Cor 15:29 arises early. To it, various responses emerge as authors grapple with competing traditions.
Reading time: 2 minutes If hermeneutics of “rewritten Bible” are highlighted, it’s easier to compare these texts and their hermeneutics with Paul’s interpretive work.
Reading time: < 1 minutes “Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions” illustrates how modern readers can work to recover Second Temple interpretive contexts.
Reading time: 2 minutes A perennial question in the interpretation of Paul’s letter to the Romans is what testimony the letter bears on the issue of predestination.1 Especially in the last few decades, the identity of the letter’s implied audience has also become more of a live question. Discussing These Difficulties I recently had the opportunity to sit down… Continue reading Audience and Predestination in the Letter to the Romans
Reading time: 2 minutes Scholars often connect Ben Sira and Paul when discussing Abraham as “heir of the world.” But other Second Temple interpreters use the same reading strategy.
Reading time: 2 minutes Katja Kujanpää discusses Paul’s quotation in Rom 11:35 and argues that it comes not from Job 41:3 but from Isa 40:14.