Research Repository

University Crest

The Yes to all God’s promises: Jesus, Israel and the Promises of God in Paul’s letters

Starling, David I. (2012) The Yes to all God’s promises: Jesus, Israel and the Promises of God in Paul’s letters. Reformed Theological Review, 71 (3). pp. 185-204. ISSN 0034-3072


Download (345kB)


A group that exists for the sake of ‘Christian Witness to Israel’ faces questions and criticisms directed to it on two fronts, each of which represents a significant challenge to the validity and importance of its reason for existing. On the one hand, there is the position taken by those who deny the continuing theological significance of the category ‘Israel’ this side of Christ, except for its use with reference to the church as the new Israel. On the other hand, there are the arguments of those who happily grant the continuing theological significance of Israel as the elect people of God, but deny the validity or necessity of any ‘Christian witness’ to them.

This article aims to lay some of the groundwork for the beginnings of a response to the criticisms that might be directed against the idea of a Christian witness to Israel arising from each of these directions. The scope of the article is quite narrow, focusing exclusively on Paul’s letters, and inquiring into how Paul encourages his readers to understand the implications of the coming of Jesus for the inheritance and fulfilment of the promises of God.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Paul, Israel, Christian Witness, Fulfilment, Promises
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Dr David Starling
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 04:38
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 02:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1187

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...