This is the published version of John Dickson's doctoral dissertation and offers a wide-ranging historical and philological examination of Second Temple Jewish literature and the epistles of St Paul. It contributes to the vexing historical question, How did early Christianity spread throughout the early Roman empire?

Read the Introduction, Chapter 1 Winning the Gentiles, Chapter 2 Promoting the Torah 

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Title: Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities

Author: John P. Dickson

Copyright © J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 2003

ISBN: 3-16-148070-8

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck 2003