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Paul’s Adam, Part I

Paul’s Adam

In this four part series, Pete Enns delves into Paul’s views, backgrounds, and culture to understand his views of Adam and the Old Testament scriptures. Though many would like to hold a strict, literal interpretation of the Genesis writings and Paul’s letters, Enns brings to light the various problems that inevitably arise from this view. To obtain a richer perspective on this dilemma, he takes a look at nine different pieces of the puzzle including the consequences of the Fall, the appearance of Adam in the Old Testament, Adam theology in the Old Testament, the parallels between Christ and Adam in Romans, the limitations of Paul’s time period, and the interpretative methods used by Jewish rabbis at the time.