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Unformatted text preview: -1 Thessalonians (50 A.D.) *oldest letter-Romans (56-57 A.D.) *last letter-Paul’s Death (60 A.D.)-1 st Jewish revolt; fall of Jerusalem (66-70 A.D.)-Paul as Pharisee-Philippians 3:4-6** (talks about his religious achievement)-Paul characterizes his life as a Pharisee very positively (a good thing), as a religious success-Pharisees-Influential within political and religious life of Judaism though only several thousand total-Devout advocates of a life of Torah observance-Stressed importance of a tradition of interpretation of the Torah-Galatians 1:13-14-I was really into the traditions of my ancestors-speaks positively of his religious past-the only exception: he opposed the “assembly [ekklesia] of God” (=Jesus movement, or portion of it)-we do not know the details, but he saw this movement’s openness to Gentiles as violation of Torah and traditions of Torah interpretation-Paul’s conversion and its significance...
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- Spring '08
- Judaism, Paul of Tarsus, Tarsus, Cilicia, Paul Paul