Category Archives: Paul

Torah and New Testament #3

The multitude of regulations (the Jews found 613 laws in the Law, the books Genesis through Deuteronomy) was such that even to remember them all was a burden, and to keep them all bordered on the impossible. –Leon Morris, Galatians: … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #2

The people of Israel was precious before the church arose, and the law was marvelous before the gospel was elucidated. But when the church arose and the gospel took precedence, the model was made void, conceding its power to the … Continue reading

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Classic Repost: Ephesians 1 in Context

I include here an excerpt from an October 2009 post which in itself is a repost of an October 2008 post about Ephesians 1. I first learned that Ephesians 1 could be read this way from a lecture series by … Continue reading

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Conversations About Law and Grace, 4

Chris and Jude pick up their discussion later over coffee. Chris: Okay, I brought my Bible with me this time and now I’m going to make it harder for you. Jude: I thought you believed the gospel should make it … Continue reading

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Messiah for the Greeks

My commentary of the day was on Acts 17:16-34. I thought it appropriate to our ongoing discussions here about Jews and non-Jews in Messiah. What did the apostles imagine the gospel would look like in non-Jewish cultures? To see more … Continue reading

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Rudolph's "Paul Rule" Article, Part 1

One of the things that astounds me is the depth of scholarship in our tiny little movement. Messianic Judaism, further delimited in my understanding as the Jewish movement by that name and not the slightly larger movement including many non-Jewish … Continue reading

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From PDEP

We need a reappraisal of Paul because Paul did not say what many people have preached for years that he said. We need a reappraisal of Paul because he has been read as superseding all previous scripture. We need a … Continue reading

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What do you do with Paul?

For more on Paul, Jews, Gentiles, Torah, and gospel, please order Paul Didn

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Paul's Practice in the Book of Acts

Over at the Mount Olive Press website, I have posted in full chapter 4 of my book, Paul Didn

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Paul, N.T. Wright, and What About MJ’s?

I am at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in New Orleans with about 8,000 scholars and students of Bible, theology, archaeology, and so on. Last night, I asked N.T. Wright a question in front of 1,000 scholars. For those … Continue reading

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