Thursday, November 11, 2021

Dochhorn, Der Adammythos bei Paulus und im hellenistischen Judentum Jerusalems (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Jan Dochhorn. Der Adammythos bei Paulus und im hellenistischen Judentum Jerusalems. Eine theologische und religionsgeschichtliche Studie zu Römer 7,7–25. [The Myth of Adam in Paul and in the Hellenistic Judaism of Jerusalem. A Theological and Religious-Historical Study of Rom 7:7–25.] 2021. XVI, 722 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 469. 184,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-160096-8.
Published in German.
Adam, sin, death and the law are the core elements of Paul's view of the pre-Christian history of humankind. Paul developed this view using the Apocalypse of Moses, with which he had become familiar in Jerusalem before he became a Christian, as his background. In this study, Jan Dochhorn reveals how the myth of Adam emerged among the Greek-speaking Jews in Jerusalem and identifies several parabiblical texts as products of this milieu, which probably had a greater impact on Pauline theology and early Christianity than other strands of ancient Judaism.

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