Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 2 Corinthians and Philippians advances the interpretation of 2 Corinthians and Philippians by exploring how the Apostle Paul quotes, alludes to, or “echoes” the Jewish Scriptures. Identification of allusions is at the forefront, as are questions about the Torah, God’s righteousness, reconciliation, new creation, new covenant, Christology, lament language, cultic metaphors, canon, rhetoric, and more.


“Over the past generation, scholars have increasingly come to recognize how deeply rooted all the New Testament authors were in the world of Israel’s scriptures. This collection of essays probes carefully below the surface of 2 Corinthians and Philippians to unearth the Old Testament roots of Paul’s thought, and to consider how those roots contribute to the flowering of his theology. These essays will open fresh lines of reflection for many. Highly recommended for everyone concerned with the interpretation of the Pauline letters.”

Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School, emeritus

“This collection is a rich, methodologically thorough contribution to the field, tracing illuminating allusions and echoes of Scripture in 2 Corinthians and Philippians. The essays argue from diverse hermeneutical presuppositions and thus arrive at a variety of conclusions, but all demonstrate Paul’s in-depth rootedness in his Jewish traditions, creatively used in his reasoning with his addressees. The diversity represented is to be welcomed and opens doors and avenues for further critical discussion for scholars and students alike.”

Kathy Ehrensperger, Universität Potsdam

Book Details:

Lexington Books/Fortress Academic

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-9787-1353-6

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-9787-1354-3

Release Date: April 2022