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Torah in the New Testament: Papers Delivered at the Manchester-Lausanne Seminar of June 2008
Tait, Michael and Peter Oakes, editors

New York: T&T Clark, 2010 pp. xvii + 278. $130.00

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Library of New Testament Studies, 401

Description: This is a collection of papers delivered at the Manchester-Lausanne Seminar of June 2008, on a critical theme in Biblical Studies. "Torah in the New Testament" is a collection of papers delivered at the Manchester - Lausanne Seminar of June 2008. This also involved contributions from the Universities of Sheffield, Geneva and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The purpose of the seminar was to offer some significant studies on the general topic of the "Torah" in the New Testament with particular reference to methodological issues, to the Jesus traditions in the Gospels, and to Paul and the Law. Two previous collections of papers from these scholarly co-operations have been published in the Library of New Testament Studies: C.M. Tuckett (ed.), "Luke's Literary Achievement: Collected Essays" (LNTS 116, 1995) and T. Klutz (ed.), "Magic in the Biblical World: From the Road of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon" (LNTS 245, 2003). This collection will be of great interest to New Testament scholars who are actively engaged in research on the relationship between early Christianity and the Jewish "Torah". It contains cutting-edge comments on issues of methodology in such debates and on both Jesus and the Law and Paul and the Law. Since the landmark works of Sanders and others in the 1980s these topics have been of considerable interest to scholars who are trying to represent Jesus, Paul and early Christianity in a suitable Jewish context. Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches. "The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of JSNTS, examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. European Seminar on Christian Origins and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of JSNTS.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, New Testament, Literature

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Review by William Loader
Published 2/26/2012
Citation: William Loader, review of Michael Tait and Peter Oakes, eds., Torah in the New Testament: Papers Delivered at the Manchester-Lausanne Seminar of June 2008, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2012).

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