Photo © 1993 by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Widener Collection, 1942

ON THE COVER: The Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) portrays a contemplative man of literary bent in The Apostle Paul, an appropriate image in view of the many letters attributed to Paul. Despite his literary legacy, however, Paul’s views on some topics are not entirely clear. “Paul and Judaism: Five Puzzles,” examines the scholarly debate about whether Paul converted, to whom he addressed his letters, his attitude toward the Mosaic Law, the consistency of his views on the Law and his vision of the future of Israel.