Paul and Moses

The Exodus and Sinai Traditions in the Letters of Paul
Edited by Florian Wilk

[Paulus und Moses. Die Exodus- und die Sinai-Traditionen in den Paulusbriefen.]

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Traditions about Moses related to the exodus and Sinai are intensively used and interpreted in the Pauline letters. This volume offers multi-perspective analyses of the relevant passages that take into consideration the question of the relationship between education/formation and religion and open up new insights into the meaning of scripture for the apostle's ethics and self-conception.
Within the framework of Paul's use of Scripture, the contexts of biblical narratives are of great significance, although this has long been underestimated. This conference volume deals with the reception of traditions about Moses in the letters of the apostle to the Gentiles, especially the exodus and Sinai traditions. It focuses on the important and much-discussed passages about the danger of idolatry in 1 Corinthians 10 as well as on the glory of Paul's apostolic ministry in 2 Corinthians 3. The collected essays are methodologically oriented towards the issue of the relationship between education/formation and religion, and they thus perceive Paul's use and interpretation of those biblical traditions as a process of religious education. Tradition-historical backgrounds and the contexts of the situations are also taken into consideration, as well as literary structures and communicative intentions.
Survey of contents
Florian Wilk/J. Andrew Cowan: Introduction – Ulrike Mittmann: Mose in der antik-jüdischen Literatur – A. Andrew Das: Israel's Exodus Outside Paul's Corinthian Correspondence – J. Ross Wagner: »When the Commandment Came«: The Giving of the Law in Galatians and Romans – Roy E. Ciampa: The Function of 1 Cor 10:1–22 within Its Literary Context (1 Cor 8–11): Food for Thought – Matthias Konradt: »Geschrieben zu unserer Ermahnung«. Beobachtungen zu den Schriftrekursen in 1Kor 10,1–11 – B. J. Oropeza: 1 Corinthians 10:1–22 in Light of the Corinthians' Knowledge of Scripture – Florian Wilk: Zur Funktion von 2Kor 3,4–18 in seinem literarischen Zusammenhang – Scott J. Hafemann: Like and Unlike Moses: Paul's Eschatological Comparisons in 2 Corinthians 3 – Cana Werman: What Was Handed Down by Moses and When? 2 Corinthians 3 in Light of the Second Temple Writings

Florian Wilk Geboren 1961; 1981–88 Studium der Ev. Theologie in Göttingen und St. Andrews; 1996 Promotion und 2001 Habilitation an der Theologischen Fakultät der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; seit 2003 Professor für Neues Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.


The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 147 (2022), pp. 214–216 (Heinrich Ostmeyer)