Vincent M. Smiles on Galatians 3:10-14

I came across the following article this evening:

Vincent M. Smiles, “The Blessing of Israel and ‘the Curse of the Law’: A Study of Galatians 3:10-14.” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. 3:1 (2008): 1-17.

In this article Smiles argues that although Paul opposed the Law he still held God’s Covenant with the Jewish people in high regard. The Law and Covenant were separate entities in Paul’s thinking and although the law was null and void the covenant still had value for both Jews and Gentiles.

Smiles previously wrote a book on Galatians back in 1998 and also authored the New Collegeville Bible Commentary volume on First Thessalonians, Philippians, Second Thessalonians, Colossians, Ephesians.

Vincent M. Smiles, The Gospel and the Law in Galatia: Paul’s Response to Jewish-Christian
Separatism and the Threat of Galatian Apostasy
. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998. 0814658687, 9780814658680.

One response to “Vincent M. Smiles on Galatians 3:10-14

  1. Jeff Martin

    This is a great article. I would say it is the best interpretation on the verse

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