The NT’s Presuppositions about the OT (Beale)

This is a detailed and meticulous manual on how to exegete and interpret NT texts that refer in some way to OT texts/themes/stories: Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale. It's not the easiest or most exciting book out there, but it is full of very helpful information.… Continue reading The NT’s Presuppositions about the OT (Beale)

A Main Characteristic of Supernatural Revelation (Vos)

 Geerhardus Vos' inaugural address as professor of biblical theology at Princeton in 1894 is one of the richest resources for gaining a Reformed understanding of redemptive history and biblical theology.  It's one of those essays that I've gone back to so many times since I read it around 15 years ago.  Here's one section that… Continue reading A Main Characteristic of Supernatural Revelation (Vos)

“The Preacher Who Takes Up Vos’ Biblical Theology…” (Clowney)

Over the past 15+ years I've come to a pretty strong conviction that an understanding of redemptive history is of utmost importance in the pulpit ministry.  Preaching that has no understanding of redemptive history is preaching that lacks.  There are nuances to this discussion of course.  I'm not an advocate of hyper redemptive-historical preaching.  And… Continue reading “The Preacher Who Takes Up Vos’ Biblical Theology…” (Clowney)

Dispensationalism, Theonomy, and Biblical Theology (Lints)

It is very important to remember that there is historical progression in Scripture. The Bible is a historical book that records stories from the beginning of the world to the 1st century AD (and beyond, if you think of the prophecies).  But the Bible isn't a regular history book; it is what we call redemptive… Continue reading Dispensationalism, Theonomy, and Biblical Theology (Lints)

Moses and Israel, Genealogy and Geography

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Stephen Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible.  If I have time later on I’ll give it a fuller review here.  For now, I do want to note that it is an excellent OT biblical-theological resource.  To give our readers a snapshot, here is an insightful paragraph… Continue reading Moses and Israel, Genealogy and Geography