Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

I've been working with John Goldingay's 3-volume commentary set on the Psalms for a while now.  I haven't read every part (and I'm not overly familiar with Goldingay's other writings, though I know he's some stripe of an open theist, which is a whole other subject), but I have read and utilized it enough to register a… Continue reading Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

The Big Wide World of Authorial Intent and Allusion

In the book I've recently been reviewing here,  We Become What We Worship,  G. K. Beale argues forcefully that intertextual biblical allusions are always consistent to their historical and grammatical context (c.f. Beale's The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism, p.91-92, 105, etc.).  Perhaps in other words, the human authors of Scripture quoted other Scripture using… Continue reading The Big Wide World of Authorial Intent and Allusion

More on Beale’s “We Become What We Worship”

Chapters 4-9 of We Become What We Worship is the application of Beale's thesis to previous and subsequent OT and NT texts that allude to or cite Isaiah 6.9-13.  By way of reminder (see earlier posts here and here), Beale exegetes and interprets Isaiah 6.9-13 as a reference to the punishment for Israel's sin of… Continue reading More on Beale’s “We Become What We Worship”

Beale’s Book On Idolatry: Reflections on Chs 1-3

The first three chapters of Beale's We Become What We Worship are a cross-reference workout.  In these chapters, he explores his thesis using many relevant OT texts.  By way of reminder, his thesis is that idolaters resemble the idols they worship.  Let me note a few of my observations of the first three chapters (p.… Continue reading Beale’s Book On Idolatry: Reflections on Chs 1-3

A Brief On Beale’s Intro in “We Become What We Worship”

I'm looking forward to Andrew's next post, but since he and his wife are enjoying the presence of a new baby girl (congrats!!), I'll attempt to fill his void with something he and I recently discussed: G. K. Beale and hermeneutics.  For now, I'll do a small trek through Beale's intro in We Become What… Continue reading A Brief On Beale’s Intro in “We Become What We Worship”