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By Peter Richardson, David Granskou

The interval because the shut of global battle II has been agonizingly introspective—not least end result of the discomfort of reassessing Christianity’s angle to Judaism. The early Christian fabrics have usually been tested to evaluate their function within the long-standing damaging angle of Christians to Jews. the inducement for the early church’s occasionally harsh perspective used to be in part theological—it had to outline itself over opposed to its parent—and in part sociological—it had to clarify the road that divided the fledgling crew of Christian believers fromt he workforce with which it was once probably to be careworn. This number of stories emphasizes the context and background of early Christianity in reconsidering the various vintage passages that experience contributed to the advance of anti-Judaism in Christianity. the quantity opens with an essay that essentially delineates the kingdom of the query of anti-Judaism in early Christianity. Then stick to discussions of particular passages within the writings of Paul in addition to the Gospels.

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It is not necessary to deal with these theories individually. Their shortcomings will be discussed in the next section. A New Proposal S truc tu ral Co nsiderations An important departure in Pauline studies was accomplished by the Paul Seminar of the SBL which met from 1970 to 1975 under the leadership of Nils A. Dahl. At the suggestion of Robert W. " They were able to assemble a large amount of work which had been done in a disconnected way by scholars working individually on the subject of letter structure.

2:15-21 Translated and Interpreted The passage I have been assigned on which to put the premise to the test is one of the most difficult in the Pauline corpus, Galatians 3. Like many other interpreters,7 I find it impossible to consider Galatians 3 except in the context of 2:15-21 (just as it is impossible to understand Romans 4 except in the context of 3:21-31). Since translations are to a large extent the distillation of long-standing exegetical trends, and since it is precisely these traditions which are being called into question, Interpretation (Munich: Kaiser, 1969), 180-224.

11:1). " (Rom. 3:31). Does Paul "teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or observe the customs" (AcLs 21:21)? An affirmative answer to these or similar questions would represent theological anti-Judaism. And yet W. Barclay only sums up a commonplace of our exegetical tradition in titling his exposition of Gal. "2 T h e first question is answered decisively in the affirmative in an influential essay by G. Klein. 3 Klein's 1 2 3 S.

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