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Israel and the Community in Paul (Rom 9–11) and the Rule Texts from Qumran

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In this chapter, the Qumran texts are compared to Paul's approach to Israel focusing on the three questions: What is Israel in each text? Against which background is it used? And how does it function within the argument of the text? Ultimately it is Israel's purpose which marks the fundamental difference between Qumran and Paul. For Qumran Israel's purpose is to save Israel, for Paul it is to save the world. Paul's universalism and Qumran's particularism, both equally radical, stem from the same root and the same reasoning; it is Paul's fundamental conviction of the salvation of the gentiles which lies at the root of his ultimate turn in the opposite direction by means of the radical idea of Israel's being hardened by God himself. For Paul, the arrival of Christ turns the fundamental rites of Judaism, especially circumcision, into metaphors, symbols of the true faith in Christ.

Keywords: Christ; Israel; Paul; Qumran



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