Paul and Galatians - F rank Hager New Testament HW 7 April...

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Frank Hager New Testament HW 7 April 9, 2010 Paul and the Law Paul often uses Jewish Scripture to refer to its relationship with Christ, particularly in Galatians. The first example I will look at is when Paul talks about the great Jewish Patriarch Abraham in the story of Hagar and Sarah. Many scholars interpret this Old Testament story as an allegory for two different covenants. First, Hagar represents the descendants of Abraham who observed the law, as she bore her children for slavery (Galatians 4:24). Sarah, on the other hand, was the true heir to God’s promise to Abraham through Christ. I interpret this passage as the Law almost enslaving the Jewish people. Paul makes reference to Mount Sinai, the place in Arabia where the 10 Commandments were given to Moses. Jesus Christ, however, has brought a new covenant and a new law that has set everyone free to be saved by faith, as Paul discussed earlier. Paul has listen a new Law, in which quotes Jesus saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14). Paul continues to write about the Law and the issue of circumcision in this letter, stating, “every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the
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entire law” (Galations 5:3). There were other early Christians who believed that everyone
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2010 for the course NES 2326 taught by Professor Haines-eitzen during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Paul and Galatians - F rank Hager New Testament HW 7 April...

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