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Paul: a Very Short Introduction by E. P. Sandersanalyzes the fundamental beliefs and vigorous contradictions in Paul's thought, an incisive summation of Paul's career, as well as his role in the development of early Christianity. Online available.
Paul: the apostle's life, letters, and thought by E. P. Sandersan expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship in language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. historical sketch of Paul's context, particularly Second Temple Judaism, in order to set comparisons of Paul and that context on solid ground. All of the letters are introduced. Online available.
Paul and Palestinian Judaism by E. P. SandersThis landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms. E. P. Sanders proposes a methodology for comparing similar but distinct religious patterns, demolishes a flawed view of rabbinic Judaism still prevalent in much New Testament scholarship, and argues for a distinct understanding of the apostle and of the consequences of his conversion. A new foreword by Mark A. Chancey outlines Sanders's achievement, reviews the principal criticisms raised against it, and describes the legacy he leaves future interpreters. Online available.
Reinventing Paul by John G. Gagerprovides illuminating answers to key questions: DidPaul repudiate the Law of Moses? Did he believe that Jews had been rejected by God and replaced as His chosen people by Gentiles? Did he consider circumcision to be necessary for salvation? And did he expect Jews to find salvation through Jesus? Paul was an apostle to theGentiles, not the Jews. Online available.
The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levineput these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. show how Jewish practices and writings, particularly the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, influenced the NewTestament writers.
Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28) by German Bible SocietyRevisions include: 1) The structure of the critical apparatus has been simplified 2) readings of Papyri 117-127 are included 3) A thorough revision of the Catholic Epistles with more than 30 modifications in the main text, and 4) The cross-references have been systematically revised and supplemented.