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… Continue reading Christ in the OT: An Ancient Hermeneutic

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… Continue reading The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament (A Brief Review)

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

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… Continue reading The Exodus Motif in Scripture (Estelle)

Fundamentalism and Interpretation (Vanhoozer)

Vanhoozer I have always been skeptical and uneasy about a fundamentalist method of interpreting Scripture. Although I have several other reasons for my unease, one worth mentioning is Kevin Vanhoozer's helpful critique of the fundamentliast hermeneutic in Is There a Meaning in This Text? Below are a few excerpts. Though fundamentalists cry "back to the texts themselves!" In reality they tend… Continue reading Fundamentalism and Interpretation (Vanhoozer)