Reading Romans within Judaism

Reading Romans 2:25–29 within Judaism, alongside Josephus”; and chapter 6 is entitled, “Reading Paul in a Jewish Way: 'Oh be joyful all you peoples, with God's People' (Rom 15:10): Who are the people?” In addition, two planned projects ...

Reading Romans within Judaism

Over fifty years ago, Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate 4 drew from Romans 11 to challenge the way Paul’s voice has been used to negatively discuss Jews and Judaism. The church called for Catholics to conceptualize Jews as “brothers” in “an everlasting covenant,” and many other Christian organizations have expressed similar sentiments in the years since. Nevertheless, the portrayal of Jews as “branches broken off,” “hardened,” “without faith,” “disobedient,” and “enemies of God” whom Christians have “replaced” as “true Israel,” are among the many ways that readers encounter Paul’s views of Jews and Judaism in today’s translations and interpretations of this chapter, and throughout the letter as well. In the chapters in this volume, Nanos shows why these translations and interpretive decisions, among others, do not likely represent what Paul wrote or meant. Each essay offers challenges to the received view of Paul from the research hypothesis that Paul and the Christ-followers to whom he wrote were still practicing Judaism (a Jewish way of life) within subgroups of the Jewish synagogue communities of Rome, and that they understood Paul to observe Torah and promote Judaism for their communities.

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Reading Romans within Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Mark D. Nanos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-28 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Over fifty years ago, Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate 4 drew from Romans 11 to challenge the way Paul’s voice has been used to negatively discuss Jews and Judaism. The church called for Catholics to conceptualize Jews as “brothers” in “an everlasting covenant,” and many other Christian organizations have expressed similar
Reading Romans after Supersessionism
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: J. Brian Tucker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-20 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

The Letter to the Romans explains the way Paul thought Jewish covenantal identity continued now that the messianic era had begun. More particularly, Paul addresses the relevance of Abraham for Jews and gentiles, the role of Torah, and the way it is contextualized in Christ. All too often, however, these
Reading Paul within Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Mark D. Nanos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

The dominant portrayals of the apostle Paul are of a figure who no longer valued Jewish identity and behavior, opposing them for both Jew and non-Jew in his assemblies. This prevailing version of Paul depends heavily upon certain interpretations of key “flashpoint” passages. In this book and the subsequent volumes
Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Mark D. Nanos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-18 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

The commentary tradition regarding 1 Corinthians unanimously identifies the "weak" as Christ-followers whose faith was not yet sufficient to indulge in the eating of idol food with indifference, as if ideally Paul wanted them to become "strong" enough to do so. Commentaries also do not hesitate to explain that Paul
Paul Within Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Mark D. Nanos, Magnus Zetterholm
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

These chapters explore a number of issues in the contemporary study of Paul raised by questing what it means to read Paul "from within Judaism" rather than supposing that he left the practice and promotion of living Jewishly behind after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). This is a