Al Wolters on Hermeneutics and Zechariah’s Night Visions

Al Wolters, in his very nice article “Confessional Criticism and the Night Visions of Zechariah,” (From Renewing Biblical Interpretation in Zondervan’s Scripture and Hermeneutics Series) draws out an interesting hermeneutical proposal; i.e., that of noting the coexistence of “top-down” relationships in hermeneutics with “bottom-up” relationships. Let me explain what Wolters means.  Starting at the bottom… Continue reading Al Wolters on Hermeneutics and Zechariah’s Night Visions

A study regimen for preaching Zechariah’s night visions

I just finished preaching a short series through the night visions of Zechariah (Zech 1.8-6.15) and thought I’d do a post reflecting on the books I used and how they helped me in preparing for these sermons. Prior to starting the series, I worked through the Zechariah portion of the introductions written by Ray Dillard… Continue reading A study regimen for preaching Zechariah’s night visions

Theological interpretation and Biblical criticism: Zech 4.1-14

Zechariah 4:1-14 presents an interesting textual conundrum.  Read the following: And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. 2 And he said to me, "What do you see?" I said, "I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a… Continue reading Theological interpretation and Biblical criticism: Zech 4.1-14

Ride on to Die: Iain M. Duguid on Zechariah 9 and Palm Sunday

In my last post, I noted Iain M. Duguid’s erudite description of the procession of the Messianic king in Zechariah 9.  Since, however, the format of Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi in the EP Study Commentary Series devotes a separate section entirely to “application” of text, I thought it beneficial to devote a separate post to Duguid’s… Continue reading Ride on to Die: Iain M. Duguid on Zechariah 9 and Palm Sunday

Iain M. Duguid on the Messiah’s “Triumphal Entry” in Zechariah 9

Having just heard a sermon on Palm Sunday for this Holy Week, considering Iain M. Duguid’s exposition of Zechariah 9 in Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi seemed an especially appropriate way to continue my posts reviewing this volume in the EP Study Commentary Series. In his introduction, Duguid notes the importance of Zechariah for Christian theology with… Continue reading Iain M. Duguid on the Messiah’s “Triumphal Entry” in Zechariah 9