“Michael Wood’s proposal is not only original and fresh, but an important contribution which the academic community needs to seriously consider… Wood’s manuscript has been a genuine delight to read, not only as a result of his gripping, original and important argument, but also because he has an ability to keep the reader engaged, almost as if one were reading a novel”—Dr. Chris Tilling, of St. Mellitus College and author of Paul’s Divine Christology.
Michael Wood’s solution is an “intelligent,” “interesting,” “well-argued” proposal that “has a lot of explanatory power.”—Dr. Douglas Campbell of Duke’s Divinity School and author of The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul.
“I am persuaded by Michael Wood’s one-sentence [solution]. I do think it solves the problems, and mostly in the ways he says it does. This is incredible, and I am very grateful to him for it. After reading it, I went back and read through all the relevant portions of Paul’s letters, and I cannot find one place that remains contradictory in the strong sense. He’s done something truly remarkable.”—Rev Dr. Colin Miller of Peter Maurin House (regarding Sections I-II of Pauline Paradoxes Decoded).
Over the centuries, Paul’s view of law has been considered “one of the most puzzling and seemingly insolvable in biblical study,” according to James Sanders, an editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
David Horrell’s textbook explains why Paul’s view of law has puzzled scholars for so long: “The basic problem in interpreting Paul’s Christian view of the Jewish law is that he seems to say both positive and negative things about it.”
Cryptographer Michael Wood has proposed a one-sentence solution that fully reconciles all of Paul’s positive and negative statements about law. While the one sentence fully accounts for all of Paul’s legal statements, it inadvertently shows that Paul was a very different man than modern Christianity currently believes.