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Joseph Shulam's Commentary on Romans, Christian, Holy Land, Hebrew Heritage, (PB092)

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Joseph Shulam's Commentary on Romans

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Understand Paul through his background and the building blocks of his religious thought.



The Jewish Roots of Romans

Ever since the days of the Protestant Reformation, Paul’s Epistle to the Romans has doubtless been one of the most studied and yet the most misused books of the Bible. Rather than merely being Paul’s soapbox for “justification by faith alone,” it is a complex and beautiful literary composition that explores the relationships between Jews and non-Jews in the Body of Messiah and in the world as well as many other important issues that faced the earliest Messianic believers.

In today’s attempt to restore the Jewish roots of the Gospel in many churches and Messianic congregations, many of the problems and lessons of Romans have once again become extremely crucial and relevant for the followers of Yeshua to understand and practice. In order to better comprehend the writing style and world-view of Paul, this commentary references many pieces of Second Temple period Jewish literature that informed his background and were the building blocks of his religious thought. The unique perspective of Israeli believers who have personally experienced many of the issues Paul addressed in Romans makes this book a valuable resource for those who take the Jewish context of the New Testament seriously.

Exerpt from Introduction:

" Paul himself, of course, was Jewish, and his language, terminology, methodology, and style all reflect the Jewish Education which he received and the Jewish traditions in which he was brought up.  An additional reason for looking at Romans (as representative of the New Testament as a whole) as a Jewish text is the fact that it reflects, mediates, passes on, and builds on interpretations of biblical passages already current in Second Temple Judaism.  The Targumim, for example- the early Aramaic translations of the Tanakh - make explicit references to the Messiah in verses which make no outright mention of him.  Much of Paul's understanding of the Tanakh and therefore of the arguments which he puts forward is filtered through these contemporary interpretations.  These are themselves diverse in character, representing the various streams and tendencies within Second Temple Jewish thought."

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" - Hardback

530 pages

Imported from Israel


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