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Journal Article: BibTeX citation key:  Stanley1990a
Stanley, Christopher D. "Under a Curse: A Fresh Reading of Gal 3.10-14." NTS 36 (1990): 481–511.
Added by: Christopher Stanley 2006-10-16 12:23:35    Last edited by: Kent Smith 2011-05-21 07:33:47
Categories: authorial intent, intertextuality, Source text (referent)
Keywords: context, Galatians, intertextuality
Creators: Stanley
Collection: NTS
Bibliographies: Paul and Scriptures

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Though Martin Luther was doubtless not the first student of the NT to notice the apparent discrepancy between Paul's general affirmation in Galatians 3. 10a and the citation he introduces to support it in 3.10b, his statement of the problem has scarcely been improved upon in the centuries that have followed. As it stands, the Pauline text does present something of a conundrum. Whereas Paul's own statement appears to pronounce a ‘curse’ upon anyone who would attempt to live by the Jewish Torah, the biblical text to which he appeals clearly affirms the opposite: its ‘curse’ falls not on those who do the Law, but on those who fail to do it. What is Paul trying to say? Does he simply misunderstand his citation at this point? Or is there an underlying link between text and ‘interpretation’ that is not evident at first sight? [Christopher D. Stanley]
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