• Paul's Argument against Gentile Circumcision in Romans 2:17–29

    Author(s):
    Matthew Thiessen (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Ancient Jew Review, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Circumcision, Conversion, ethnicity, identity, Paul
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ZD33
    Abstract:
    The majority of interpreters conclude that in Rom 2:17-29 Paul addresses an ethnic Jew. In contrast, Runar M. Thorsteinsson has argued recently that Paul addresses a gentile, specifically a gentile who has judaized and now thinks of himself as a Jew. This article provides further support for Thorsteinsson’s argument, arguing that Paul, contrary to virtually all translations, does not redefine Jewishness in 2:28-29. Additionally, in vv. 21-27 Paul argues that, despite being circumcised, the gentile judaizer fails to keep the very law in which he boasts.
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