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Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul Paperback – January 27, 1993
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It is Dr. Hays thesis that we can better understand the writings of Paul if we first understand his hermenuetics. And for Paul, that means that he reads consistently the Christian experience through a lens that has been crafted by a fine honing of knowledge from the Hebrew Scriptures. It is in the pulling up of Hebrew Scriptures that preceded or follow the obvious linkage with a particular Pauline passage that we find the most meaning Hays argues.
His writing is compelling, understandable and, yes , persuasive. I would commend this book to anyone who is trying to understand Paul and what he means. This is of particular valuable in developing a biblical understanding of the theological implications of Romans 9-11.
The effect is almost always surprising; sometimes one wonders at Paul's subtlety; at other times one asks whether it is really Hays' ingenuity that has conjured up an echo that did not occur to Paul. As it turns out, it does not matter. Hays argues that to limit the interpretation of scriptural echoes to what Paul intended is to create artificial limitations and restrict the hermeneutical freedom which Paul himself employed.Read more ›
This is a great work.
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Good read on the Letters of St. Paul. Read it over a weekend.Published 16 months ago by HowDoUKnowtheBibleIsInspiredandInerrant?
I don't much care for the premise nor the so-called support for it. I've seen shakier theories that were better supported.Published on November 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The book is very well written and Richard Hays has valuable insight into scripture. I recommend this book to anyone searching for a deeper understanding of Paul and the role of Old... Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by David
Reviewed by"The Midrash Detective," Ed Vasicek, Author of The Midrash Key: Pinpointing the Old Testament Texts from Which Jesus Preached
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