de Roo’s Works of the Law at Qumran and in Paul reviewed

rooReview of Biblical Literature has posted Jörg Frey’s review of Jacqueline C. R. de Roo, Works of the Law at Qumran and in Paul. (New Testament Monographs, 13) Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2007. xiv + 280 pp. 1905048300, 9781905048304. $95.00. It is available from Eisenbrauns for $85.50.

We recently looked at Wright’s take on Qumran MMT and this adds material to the pot. Chapter eight deals with “justification apart from works of the law” in Galatians and there is an appendix on πίστις Χριστοῦ. Not having read the book I can only mention that Frey finds de Roo’s arguments unconvincing. Let me also mention that de Roo dates Galatians to 48 and before the Jerusalem council of Acts 15. This follows the South Galatian hypothesis and she thus identifies the events of Gal 2:1–10 with Acts 11:27–30.

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