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Conclusion: The Nexus of Halakha and Theology

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This conclusion chapter presents overview of the book Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles, which summarizes the evidence for the presence of halakha in Paul's letters. It discusses the implications for his attitude towards Jewish tradition and his place in Judaism. The book deals with the appearance of halakha in ancient Jewish and Christian sources, and provides designs for a number of categories and sub-categories. It also outlines the function of halakha in Paul it would be interesting to speculate on the form and content of his theology. The book presents three different modes of the possible presence of halakha in early Christian literature. Aspects of Paul's thought have been listed in this book under the heading 'Traditions in First Corinthians'. The book enumerates the various sources of authority which support Paul's instruction in that letter.

Keywords: Christian literature; First Corinthians; Halakha; Jewish Law; Judaism; Paul



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