Paul is one of the more interesting and least understood characters in history--quite bluntly, a man who changed history, not just of the Christian community but the Jewish community as well. Paul was a rising star in the Jewish culture and openly admits to being the chief persecutor and prosecuting those of this upstart movement. While applying the legal system within the Jewish culture to all those now anathema to the Jewish culture, he finds himself not just defending this new movement but laying the groundwork for the behavior, customs, and legality of the Christ movement and organization. Once a defender of the Jewish faith, he now becomes a greater and stauncher defender of the Christian faith, even to the point of death in martyrdom as a political prisoner--a prosecuting attorney within the Jewish legal system now working as the principal legal and, as the author claims, prime legal counsel for the new Ekklesia. His letters are not so much about theology but legality. He was born to have a foot in the Jewish legal system and a foot in the world's then dominating legal system, only to serve as the first legal counsel and attorney general of the coming new legal system, this is Paul the lawyer; this is Paul the covenant killer.