Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



letters of Paul, New Testament studies, James E. Faulconer, The Allegory of the Olive Tree, Jacob 5, Romans 11


Readers who are currently studying the letters of Paul will find an article by James E. Faulconer to be of interest. In "The Olive Tree and the Work of God: Jacob 5 and Romans 11," published in The Allegory of the Olive Tree, he suggests that the olive tree passages in Jacob 5 and Romans 11 are connected by a common text. He first discusses differences between the two passages, noting that they seem to show that the passages simply share a common rhetorical tradition. However, Faulconer goes on to consider that other linguistic evidence "suggests the possibility of a stronger connection between the Romans and Jacob passages."