Not My People; No Mercy! A Name Change (Green)

 In a brilliant and edifying way, the apostle Peter refers to Christians using numerous terms for Israel found in the Old Testament.  In 1 Peter 2, for example, he calls followers of Jesus "a holy priesthood" that offers up "spiritual sacrifices" (1:5 NASB).  He also says that believers are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood,… Continue reading Not My People; No Mercy! A Name Change (Green)

Use of the OT by NT Writers

One obvious reality of the NT is that it is full of OT citations, allusions, echoes, and so on. This is a topic that has been discussed and debated often and for quite some time. I recently read Joel Green and Richard Hays' chapter in Hearing the New Testament called "The Use of the Old… Continue reading Use of the OT by NT Writers

No Room for Them in the Inn?

When Joseph and his pregnant fiancée Mary came to Bethlehem, did they do so in the middle of the night, trying desperately to find a room in an inn only to have the innkeeper tell them “no vacancy?”  Most likely not.  Joel Green gives a better and more biblical understanding in his commentary on Luke… Continue reading No Room for Them in the Inn?