Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

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There are over one hundred explicit quotations of Scripture in Paul's letters and at least two hundred allusions. The coming of Jesus and the birth of the church caused Paul to look at the Scriptures with new eyes, sometimes clarifying what was written and sometimes reinterpreting it. This volume illuminates Paul's use of the Old Testament, providing a big-picture overview for students of the New Testament. Steve Moyise, a recognized expert on the use of the Old Testament in the New, discusses Paul's handling of ...
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Overview

There are over one hundred explicit quotations of Scripture in Paul's letters and at least two hundred allusions. The coming of Jesus and the birth of the church caused Paul to look at the Scriptures with new eyes, sometimes clarifying what was written and sometimes reinterpreting it. This volume illuminates Paul's use of the Old Testament, providing a big-picture overview for students of the New Testament. Steve Moyise, a recognized expert on the use of the Old Testament in the New, discusses Paul's handling of creation stories, Abraham, Moses, the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. He then assesses competing contemporary approaches to Paul's interpretations of Scripture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039249
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Moyise (PhD, University of Birmingham) is professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester, in Chichester, England. He is author of The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation, The Old Testament in the New, and Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New. He is also coeditor with Maarten Menken of a series exploring the way particular Old Testament books are used in the New Testament, including Psalms in the New Testament, Isaiah in the New Testament, Deuteronomy in the New Testament, and The Minor Prophets in the New Testament.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Paul and the Creation Stories
2. Paul and Abraham
3. Paul and Moses
4. Paul and the Law
5. Paul and the Prophets: Israel and the Gentiles
6. Paul and the Prophets: The Life of the Christian Community
7. Paul and the Writings
8. Modern Approaches to Paul's Use of Scripture
Appendix 1: Paul's Quotations from Isaiah
Appendix 2: Index of Paul's Quotations
Appendix 3: Extracts from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Indexes
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