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71. 8 D. S. Katz, Sabbath and Sectarianism in Seventeenth-Century England (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History 10, Leiden: E. J. Brill 1988), p. 4. 9 M. Bucer, De regno Christi (in Library of Christian Classics, 19, London: SCM Press 1959), p. 319. 10 Walter C. Kaiser, Jr, Toward Old Testament Ethics (Grand Rapids: Academie Books 1983). , p. 269. 12 Christopher J. H. Wright, Walking in the Ways of the Lord: The Ethical Authority of the Old Testament (Leicester: Apollos 1995). , p. 145. 14 N.

E. secret book) of James and The Apocryphon of John. Before the important discovery at Nag Hammadi, ‘gnostic’ writings were largely known through the polemical works of anti-gnostic theologians. The latter were highly suspicious of the Gnostics’ claim to special, secret ‘knowledge’ (the literal meaning of the Greek word gnosis) of the origin and destiny of humankind, by means of which the spiritual element in people could receive redemption. Gnostics first came to prominence within the church in the second century.

It is also arguable that in sending back the slave Onesimus to his master Philemon (if this is what the letter to Philemon is about), Paul is ignoring the stipulation in Deuteronomy 23:15–16 that ‘you shall not give up to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you’. The absence of reference to the Old Testament law continues with the texts known as the Apostolic Fathers. The Didache, which aims to guide its readers in the way of righteousness, has hardly any reference to the Old Testament, while The Shepherd of Hermes, which sets out twelve commandments for Christian living, has only one commandment which could be Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 The Old Testament and Christian ethics 33 derived from the Old Testament, that on divorce.

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