Paul and Judaism Revisited

by Hunor Madaras

This book compares Paul’s understanding of salvation with the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is a scholarly book that stems from my doctoral dissertation. Many scholars assume that the shape of salvation is the same in the Dead Sea Scrolls and in the apostle Paul. That is, both the Scrolls and Paul believe that salvation involves a human response to divine initiative. In this book, I argue that Paul emphasizes divine agency much more than the wirttings in the Scrolls. To use a modern day description, Paul was much more Calvinistic.