I’m working on my paper on Galatians 3:10-14 for the St. Andrews conference next week (along with doing some other field research that I may discuss in coming days), and I’m giving some thought to Paul’s critique of Judaism.
I’m not convinced that Paul actually has any critiques of Judaism. “Perspectives” are actually multiplying, but according to the “traditional perspective,” Paul criticized Judaism for its legalism. For the “new perspective,” Paul’s criticism was that Judaism was ethnocentric.
More recently, Mark Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm, among others, have noted that the “new perspective” doesn’t really get too far beyond that which it replaced in that both fall prey to imagining that Paul ever leveled a “critique of Judaism.”
I tend to agree, though perhaps not for the same reasons. So, for those who do regard Paul as critiquing Judaism, what passages come to mind to endorse such a conception?