Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism
Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism

Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism

by Ben C. Blackwell, Jason Maston, John K. Goodrich, Wesley Hill, Jonathan A. Linebaugh, Sarah Whittle, Aaron Sherwood, Mariam J. Kamell Kovalishyn, Mark D. Mathews, Jonathan Worthington, Joseph R. Dodson, Kyle B. Wells, Orrey McFarland, David Lincicum, Ben C. Dunson, Dean Pinter, Nijay K. Gupta, David E. Briones, and Susan Mathew

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Pages 192
Publisher Zondervan
Published 7/28/2015
ISBN-13 9780310517955
Readers of Paul today are more than ever aware of the importance of interpreting Paul’s letters in their Jewish context. In Reading Romans in Context a team of Pauline scholars go beyond a general introduction that surveys historical events and theological themes and explore Paul’s letter to the Romans in light of Second Temple Jewish literature.

In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries. Following the narrative progression of Romans, each chapter pairs a major unit of the letter with one or more thematically related Jewish text, introduces and explores the theological nuances of the comparative text, and shows how these ideas illuminate our understanding of the book of Romans.

  • Foreword: Francis Watson
  • Introduction; History Of The Second Temple Period - Ben C. Blackwell; Jason Maston; John K. Goodrich
  • 1. Psalms of Solomon and Romans 1:1-17: The “Son of God” and the Identity of Jesus — Wesley Hill
  • 2. Wisdom of Solomon and Romans 1:18-2:5: God’s Wrath Against All — Jonathan A. Linebaugh
  • 3. Jubilees and Romans 2:6-29: Circumcision, Law Observance, and Ethnicity — Sarah Whittle
  • 4. 4QMMT and Romans 3:1–20: Works of the Law and Justification — Jason Maston; Aaron Sherwood
  • 5. The Epistle of Enoch and Romans 3:21-31: The Revelation of God’s Righteousness — Jonathan A. Linebaugh
  • 6. Sirach and Romans 4:1-25: The Faith of Abraham — Mariam J. Kamell
  • 7. Community Rule and Romans 5:1-11: The Relationship between Justification and Suffering — Mark D. Mathews
  • 8. Philo of Alexandria and Romans 5:12-21: Adam, Death, and Grace — Jonathan Worthington
  • 9. Wisdom of Solomon and Romans 6:1-23: Slavery to Personified Powers — Joseph R. Dodson
  • 10. Sirach and Romans 7:1-25: The Human, the Law, and Sin — Jason Maston
  • 11. 4 Ezra and Romans 8:1-13: The Liberating Power of Christ and the Spirit — Kyle B. Wells
  • 12. The Greek Life of Adam and Eve and Romans 8:14-39: (Re)creation and Glory — Ben C. Blackwell
  • 13. Philo of Alexandria and Romans 9:1-29: Grace, Mercy, and Reason — Orrey McFarland
  • 14. Philo of Alexandria and Romans 9:30–10:21: The Commandment and the Quest for the Good Life — David Lincicum
  • 15. Tobit and Romans 11:1-36: Israel’s Salvation and the Fulfillment of God’s Word — John K. Goodrich
  • 16. 4 Maccabees and Romans 12:1-21: Reason and the Righteous Life — Ben C. Dunson
  • 17. Josephus and Romans 13:1-14: Providence and Imperial Power — Dean Pinter
  • 18. 1 Maccabees and Romans 14:1–15:13: Embodying the Hospitable Kingdom Community — Nijay K. Gupta
  • 19. Tobit and Romans 15:14-33: Jewish Almsgiving and the Collection — David E. Briones
  • 20. Synagogue Inscriptions and Romans 16:1-27: Women and Christian Ministry — Susan Mathew
  • Epilogue: Reading Romans In Light Of Second Temple Judaism;
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: Basic Research Tools - Ben C. Blackwell; Jason Maston; John K. Goodrich
  • Indexes

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