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God Will Judge Each One According to Works: Judgment According to Works and Psalm 62 in Early Judaism and the New Testament
Kim, Kyoung-Shik

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010 pp. xiv + 294. $154.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fŁr die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der šlteren Kirche, 178

Description: This monograph provides a fresh perspective on judgment according to works by challenging both the majority scholarly view and the new perspective advocated by E. P. Sanders, James D. G. Dunn and N. T. Wright. Employing intertextuality and early Jewish mediation of scripture, this study examines the idea of judgment according to works with reference to Psalm 62:13 in early Jewish literature and the New Testament. The originality of this study is to highlight the significance of Psalm 62:13 in the context of judgment according to works and to argue that the texts dealing with judgment according to works in the New Testament are to be understood as interpretations of Psalm 62:13 and its broad context.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Psalms, History of Interpretation

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Review by Travis Williams
Published 4/1/2014
Citation: Travis B. Williams, review of Kyoung-Shik Kim, God Will Judge Each One according to Works: Judgment according to Works and Psalm 62 in Early Judaism and the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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