THE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ABRAHAM?

by GERHARD H. VISSCHER in Vol. 2 No. 1 / April 2016



Paul is not the only one in need of re-analysis, according to some scholars. Abraham, in their view, was not just the first Jew but also the first Gentile, and his role in Romans 4 has more to do with being a Gentile than it does with his being the father of the Jewish people. Gerhard Visscher examines whether this reasoning holds up in the writings of Paul and his contemporaries.


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