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By David J. Rudolph

David Rudolph's fundamental target is to illustrate that students overstate their case once they keep that 1 Cor 9:19-23 is incompatible with a Torah-observant Paul. A secondary objective is to teach how one may possibly 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 conventional analyzing of one Cor 9:19-23. Weaknesses are mentioned and substitute methods are thought of. The exegetical case partly II centres on reading 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 variation, it's argued that 1 Cor 9:19-23 displays Paul's imitation of Jesus' accommodation-oriented table-fellowship with all. As Jesus turned all issues to each person via consuming with usual Jews, Pharisees and sinners, Paul grew to become 'all issues to each person' via consuming with usual Jews, strict Jews (those 'under the law') and Gentile sinners. This Cambridge collage dissertation gained the 2007 Franz Delitzsch Prize from the Freie Theologische Akademie.

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