Paul and Scripture, an international group of scholars discuss a range of topics related to the Apostle Paul and his relationship(s) with Jewish Scripture. The essays represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints, with some devoted to methodological issues, others to general patterns in Paul’s uses of Scripture, and still others to specific letters or passages within the traditional Pauline canon (inclusive of the disputed letters). The end result is an overview of the various ways in which Paul the Apostle weaves into his writings the authority, content, and even wording of Jewish Scriptures.
Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988), University of Sheffield, is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the editor-in-chief of Brill’s
Pauline Studies series and has published extensively on the Greek language and Pauline studies, including
The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters (Eerdmans, 2016).
Christopher D. Land, Ph.D. (2013), McMaster Divinity College, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Linguistics at McMaster Divinity College. He is an editor for the
Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters and has recently published
The Integrity of 2 Corinthians and Paul’s Aggravating Absence (Sheffield Phoenix, 2015).
Contributors are: Linda Belleville, Craig Blomberg, John Cook, Panayotis Coutsoumpos, James Harrison, Tom Holmén, Arland Hultgren, Jeyaseelan Kanagaraj, Colin Kruse, Christopher Land, Lau Chi Hing, Gerbern Oegema, Markus Öhler, Stanley Porter, Ilaria Ramelli, Drake Williams and Ryder Wishart.
Preface Abbreviations List of Contributors
1 Introduction to Paul and Scripture Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Land
Part 1: General Essays
2 Paul and His Use of Scripture: Further Considerations Stanley E. Porter
3 Paul’s Use of νόμος: Torah, Law, or Custom? Ryder A. Wishart
4 The Reception of 1 and 2 Maccabees in the Letters of Paul Gerbern S. Oegema
Part 2: Romans
5 Paul’s Use of Scripture in Romans Colin G. Kruse
6 Obedience in Covenant and in Christ: Paul’s Theodicean Solution Tom Holmén
7 The Centrality of Jewish Scripture in Paul’s Theology: Romans 3 as a Case in Point Jey J. Kanagaraj
Part 3: The Corinthian Letters
8 From the Perspective of the Writer or the Perspective of the Reader: Coming to Grips with a Starting Point for Analyzing the Use of Scripture in 1 Corinthians H. H. Drake Williams, III
9 Paul’s View of Αδιάφορα in 1 Corinthians 8–10 Panayotis Coutsoumpos
10 Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures: Hosea 6:2 in Jewish Tradition John Granger Cook
11 Paul on Apokatastasis: 1 Cor 15:24–28 and the Use of Scripture Ilaria Ramelli
12 The Rhetoric of “Consolation” in 2 Corinthians 1:3–11/7:4–13 in the Context of the Jewish and Graeco-Roman Consolatory Literature James R. Harrison
13 It’s Not Like Moses Veiled so that the Israelites Didn’t Stare: A Hypothesis Regarding Paul’s Understanding of Exodus 34 Christopher D. Land
14 The Centrality of Scripture in 2 Corinthians 8–9 Craig L. Blomberg
Part 4: Other Pauline Letters
15 The Sinai-Mεσίτης Tradition in Galatians 3:19–20 Linda L. Belleville
16 The Use of Job 13:16 in Phil 1:19: Direct Quotation or Allusion? Lau Chi Hing
17 Reception of the Old Testament in First Thessalonians and in Philippians? Markus Öhler
18 The Pastoral Epistles and the Scriptures of Israel Arland J. Hultgren
Index of Ancient Sources Index of Modern Authors
Those with an interest in the Apostle Paul, critical studies of his letters, intertextuality, and/or early Christian literature in general.