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Jews, Gentiles and Ethnic Reconciliation : Paul's Jewish identity and Ephesians - Tet-Lim N. Yee

Jews, Gentiles and Ethnic Reconciliation

Paul's Jewish identity and Ephesians


Published: 1st December 2004
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Much recent scholarship has focused on Paul's insistence on Gentile membership of the people of God equally with Jews. Dr Yee's study of Ephesians 2 reveals how the distinctively Jewish world view of the author of Ephesians underlies this key text. He explores how the Ephesians' author provides a resolution to one of the thorniest issues regarding two ethnic groups in the earliest period of Christianity: can Jew and Gentile, the two estranged human groups, be one (people of God) and if so, how? Setting Ephesians 2 as fully as possible into its historical context, he describes some of the relevant Jewish features and demonstrates them, revealing many explosive but hidden issues. This book provides an important contribution to the continuing reassessment of Christian and Jewish self-understanding in regard to each other during the critical period of the latter decades of the first century CE.

From the hardback review: 'It is always stimulating to read a contribution to the highly acclaimed SNTS monograph series. Yee's volume is a revised version of his doctoral thesis ... Yee's book provides a good overview of previous discussion on Ephesians 2 and offers important exegetical insights.' Expository Times From the hardback review: '... a detailed study of Eph. 2. ... well written, well argued and thoroughly researched.' Journal for the Study of the New Testament

Continuity or discontinuity? The new perspective on Ephesians, with reference to Ephesians 2:1-10
'You who were called the uncircumcision by the circumcision': Jews, gentiles and covenantal ethnocentrism (Ephesians 2:11-13)
'He is our peace': Christ and ethnic reconciliation (Ephesians 2:14-18)
Israel and the new temple (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Summary and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521838313
ISBN-10: 0521838312
Series: Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57