This blog introduces the background to Paul’s lists of works of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit. Lists like these can be found in Jewish background, elsewhere in the New Testament, and then in early Christian literature.
Housekeeping on my blog: I’ve just deleted some very long blogs on the works of the flesh vs. the fruit of the Spirit, and on the gifts of the Spirit. The content will be coming back on shorter blog at a time for the next couple months. And I’ve done more reflecting on all of the material since I first posted.