Wednesday, September 07, 2005

When academics snark...

Commenting on 2 Corinthians 11.22 and Philippians 3.5f. Rawlinson writes: "St. Paul's emphatic claim in Philippians 3.5 and 2 Corinthians 11.22, to be a Hebrew suggests that his opponents had attempted to deny his affinities with Aramaic speaking Judaism and rank him exclusively as a Hellenist." Many modern scholars would apparently find Paul's opponents very congenial company. - WD Davies, Paul and Rabbinic Judaism (pp 2-3)

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