Why Paul’s Argument Against ‘Erga Nomou’ was not Against Doing ‘Works of the Law,’ But Instead Based on Faithfulness to What Torah Taught About Circumcision

New Essay Published: Re-Framing Paul’s Opposition to Erga Nomou as “Rites of a Custom” for Proselyte Conversion Completed by the Synecdoche “Circumcision” In The Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting (JJMJS) 8 (2021): 75–115 In Galatians, Paul challenges some Christ-followers who are not circumcised but interested in undertaking this “rite” (ἔργον) from the premise they have failed to recognize that, according to Torah, they cannot do so because