Christian Beliefs About Redemption?
|A.||that of Rav Simlai, who, in the talmudic tractate Makkot, apparently sees the faith spoken of by Habakkuk in terms of loyalty to the commandments|
|B.||that of Maimonides, who apparently sees the faith spoken of by Habakkuk in terms of correct intellectual apprehensions|
Paul focuses on the individual (what a person must do in order to be saved from damnation), whereas Jewish thinkers have traditionally focused on what the Jewish people must do corporately to achieve redemption.
The prophet Habakkuk said, tsadik be-emunato yihyeh (literally: "The righteous [individual] lives [or, will live] through [i.e., by virtue