Monday, 28 July 2008

Romans - Paul's 'Jewish credentials'

Well, my reading has thrown us the suggestion that Paul was writing in response o being criticised for rejecting his Jewish roots in favour of this new-fangled Christianity. So what Paul is trying to say is that he still feels very Jewish and still values his Jewish background, but that of all the gifts God has given the Jewish people the latest and greatest is Jesus Christ,

Something is forming in my mind about the wrestling process - God will not let go of Jacob anymore than he will let go of God (or the 'angel/man'): in the same way God will not let go of the people of Israel and Jesus is sent to touch and heal & wrestle...

Bit hot for thinking further - but I'll try to keep at it.

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