This extensive and detailed analysis compares Paul with the author of 4 Ezra against the background of Sanders's portrayal of early Judaism. 4 Ezra and Paul would seem to have one significant point in common: their common displacement from the covenantal 'pattern of religion' which was so prevalent in Early Judaism. It is from this perspective that Longenecker undertakes his comparison.
Bruce Longenecker is Lecturer in New Testament Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland.
Preface Abbreviations Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION Chapter 2. INTRODUCTION TO 4 EZRA Chapter 3. EPISODE I Chapter 4. EPISODE II Chapter 5. EPISODE III Chapter 6. EPISODE IV Chapter 7. EPISODE V Chapter 8. EPISODE VI Chapter 9. EPISODE VII Chapter 10. CONCLUSIONS TO 4 EZRA Chapter 11. INTRODUCTION TO ROMANS l-l l Chapter 12. THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONDITION Chapter 13. THE CHRISTOLOGICAL CORRECTIVE AND THE COMMUNITY OF GRACE Chapter 14. THE ETHNIC COMPONENT OF CHRISTOCENTRIC COVENANTALISM Chapter 15. COMPARISON OF 4 EZRA AND ROMANS 1-11 Bibliography Index of Biblical References Index of Authors