Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, affords New Testament scholarship a valuable new book titled, Christ Died for Our Sins: Representation and Substitution in Roman and their Jewish Martyrological Background (Pickwick, 2015). This volume is revised dissertation material, additional research, and an updated thesis.He offers the following two-fold argument (p. 1):
- In the Epistle of Romans, Paul conveys the death of Jesus as a representation and substitute for Gentiles and Jews.
- A background for this presentation of Jesus is Jewish martyrological narratives.
Recently, Shawn Wilhite, Coleman Ford, and Trey Moss sit down with Dr. Williams about Pauline scholarship, Jewish background studies, and race and reconciliation.