Pistis & the Righteous One
A Study of Romains 1:17 Against the Background Scripture
& Second Temple Jewish LIterature
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testmant 2. No. 235

By Desta Heliso
December 2007
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161495113
306 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4"
$110.00 Paper Original

Desta Heliso s study examines and adjudicates between the traditional Lutheran reading of Rom 1:17, in which the passage is taken to introduce and provide a framework for the doctrine of justification by faith, and the christological reading, in which the passage is understood to reflect Christ's faithfulness on which one s justification depends. Through an exegetical consideration of internal texts and a comparative analysis of scriptural and Second Temple Jewish backgrounds, this study shows the cogency and internal coherence of the christological interpretation while acknowledging the validity of the traditional Lutheran understanding.


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