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By David J. Rudolph

David Rudolph's fundamental goal is to illustrate that students overstate their case after they continue that 1 Cor 9:19-23 is incompatible with a Torah-observant Paul. A secondary objective is to teach how one may comprehend 1 Cor 9:19-23 because the discourse of a Jew who remained in the bounds of pluriform moment Temple Judaism. half I addresses the intertextual, contextual and textual case for the normal examining of one Cor 9:19-23. Weaknesses are mentioned and replacement ways are thought of. The exegetical case partially II centres on analyzing 1 Cor 9:19-23 in mild of Paul's recapitulation in 1 Cor 10:32-11:1, which concludes with the assertion, 'Be imitators of me, as i'm of Christ'. Given the food-related and hospitality context of one Cor 8-10, and Paul's connection with dominical sayings that time again to Jesus' instance and rule of edition, it's argued that 1 Cor 9:19-23 displays Paul's imitation of Jesus' accommodation-oriented table-fellowship with all. As Jesus grew to become all issues to everybody via consuming with traditional Jews, Pharisees and sinners, Paul turned 'all issues to every body' via consuming with usual Jews, strict Jews (those 'under the law') and Gentile sinners. This Cambridge college dissertation gained the 2007 Franz Delitzsch Prize from the Freie Theologische Akademie.

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