Does the rabbinic tradition have a concept of original sin? This article first gives an overview of the view in the rabbinic tradition of the origin of evil and original sin. Next, it gives a thorough treatment of the apostle Paul's idea of original sin by examining Romans 5:12-21, Romans 7:7-25, and 1 Corinthians 15:20-22. It concludes that the rabbis had a concept of sin's origin quite different from the standard Christian definition.
Source: Tyndale Bulletin, 1990. 28 pages.