Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lipovsky-outside the box but not off the wall

Igor Lipovsky, in Early Israelites, has some interesting suggestions.  He thinks outside the box.  Here are some ideas he presents about the patriarchal stories of Israel. Abraham:  Perhaps the long life of Abraham means that the name refers to more … Continue reading

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Lipovsky-Early Israelites

A pet theory of mine has been that the story of the Exodus conflates a series of events where Semitic people left Egypt, beginning with the Hyksos around 1550 BCE and ending with a small group who left around 1200 … Continue reading

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The “Apocalyptic” Paul Perspective

I found this link to the Jesus Creed blog which brings N.T. Wright into the discussion with Douglas Campbell and others. I link to it for two reasons.  First, it puts J.C. Beker in a line of thinkers about Paul leading up … Continue reading

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Beker, Nanos, and Campbell on Romans

My teachers of New Testament in seminary back in the 1970s were existentialists with backgrounds in the school of Bultmann.   However, in the light of the Dead Sea Scrolls among other things, they were beginning to ask new questions.   I … Continue reading

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Campbell-another problem

Ephesians 4:17-19 is further problem for me with Douglas Campbell’s claim that Romans 1:18-32 is a parody that represents the views of an opponent and not Paul: 17 So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer … Continue reading

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Campbell-thoughts on righteousness, faith, and the occasion of Romans

I have read on through the rest of Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul and I have the following items: Douglas Campbell has a chapter that looks at the meaning of the words we translate as righteousness (noun) and … Continue reading

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Campbell-another way to read Romans 1-3

In Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul, Brittany E. Wilson has a chapter called “Rereading Romans 1-3 Apocalyptically”. She says that an apocalyptic reading of Paul seeks to avoid more traditional individualist readings “in which the gospel is not … Continue reading

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