Making Scripture Subject to Us? (Augustine)

One of my favorite writings by Augustine (d. 430) is his "Reply to Faustus the Manichaean." It's found in the first series, volume four, of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers set. In this reply, Augustine gave a very robust explanation of a Christ-centered way of interpreting the OT. Augustine does explain this in much detail, …

Christ in the OT: An Ancient Hermeneutic

Finding Christ in the Old Testament is an ancient hermeneutic. Modern evangelicals did not discover the fact that Christ is on every page of the OT Scriptures. This interpretive method has been around since the days of the early church when the apostles were still alive preaching and writing. The church fathers also interpreted the …

The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament (A Brief Review)

Last fall I had my eye on this resource: The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament by Gary Schnittjer. I finally broke down and purchased it a month ago. Since then I've had time to read parts of it and look through it in some detail - all 1000+ pages. Below are my brief …

Pay No Attention to Jewish Myths… (Titus 1:14)

In Titus 1:10-14 Paul wrote about some rebellious and deceitful people that were most likely part of the church in Crete while Titus was there. Paul told Titus to rebuke them and keep them from deceiving people in the church there: "Rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith, and will …

The Exodus Motif in Scripture (Estelle)

 It's not a new insight for many students of Scripture when they hear that the exodus event is alluded to or referred to many times in the Bible.  From the Psalms to the Prophets to the NT authors, the exodus is an important theme in Scripture.  Bryan Estelle's book, Echoes of Exodus, is a nice survey …

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