New Covenant New Community

Have been working through Petrus J. Grabe’s work on the new covenant. Lots of insights and he accesses the recent German literature which is often missed. I’m especially enjoying his discussion of the historical understanding of the New Covenant. Its absence from 2nd temple Judaism as a significant theme is interesting and is perhaps suggestive of ways the early Christians and the New Testament take a different interpretive trajectory. I’m looking forward to finishing out his exploration into 2nd century christianity. I’ve been intrigued by the early Christian self-understanding, particularly related to Jewish & Christian identity. This will provide another little piece.


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