Dating Paul's Life Paperback

by Robert Jewett;

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Dating Paul's Life

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Dating Paul's letters is of vital importance for understanding the development of his thought, and dating Paul's letters means dating the main events of his life. This is a very difficult task, provoking much argument among scholars; studies of the last decades are no closer to agreement than those of more than a generation ago. Dr Jewett's book represents a real advance in solving the problem, above all because of the method which it adopts. Written almost like a detective story, assembling all possible evidence rather than jumping to premature conclusions, and using clear-headed arguments and explanations, it will be a basic point of reference in the future for anyone seriously interested in Paul. Dr Jewett begins by considering the relative merit of the evidence in Acts and Paul's letters. Then he looks closely at the information which can be correlated with dateable events in other literature. After this he considers the intrinsic probability of chronological information; journeys, intervals between events, etc., in Acts and Paul. Setting existing chronologies against the data base thus constructed, he demonstrates the conflicts between them and identifies their weak points.
Finally, like a Sherlock Holmes, he;produces what seems to him to be the only viable solution. Inevitably there will be those who disagree with the controversial result, but even t

Dating Paul's Life by Robert Jewett was published by SCM Press in May 1979. The ISBN for Dating Paul's Life is 9780334002994.

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Details for Dating Paul's Life

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSCM Press (May 1979)
Number of Pages172
Thickness9 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4060521
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