For centuries, scholars have been perplexed by Paul's positive and negative statements about law scattered throughout his writings. For example, in Galatians Paul denigrates law (5.4) then praises law (5.14) then denigrates law again (5.18) then praises law again (6.2). James Sanders, an editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls, explains that Paul's view of law "has been one of the most seemingly insolvable in biblical study." James Dunn characterizes scholarship's inability to reconcile these statements as a growing "crisis." But the "crisis" is finally over. Cryptographer Michael Wood has finally found the answer to Paul's seemingly positive/negative flip-flips - revealing some surprising new information about Paul in the process.
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Excellent achievement in clearing up confusion regarding 'the Gospel According to Paul' which has been a downfall of Christian theology for the past two centuries. Using the key distinction between "Jobs of Torah" and "Justices of Torah", Wood has resolved the 'mystery' of seeming contradictions in Paul's thinking. My only criticism is that many sections are highly repetative, but that is minor compared to the overall insights he presents.