The Applicability of the Exodus (Kostenberger/Patterson)

Andreas Kostenberger and Richard Patterson’s Invitation to Biblical Interpretation is a pretty thorough resource on the topic. At over 850 pages, it covers all the areas of interpretation: historical context, literary context, canon, genre, grammar, linguistics, and figures of speech - just to name a few! I haven’t read the whole book, but what I… Continue reading The Applicability of the Exodus (Kostenberger/Patterson)

The Old Covenant Has Come to an End (Owen)

 Hebrews 8:13 says that the Old Covenant is "obsolete": "When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear" (NASB).  In this context, the Old Covenant had to do with the priesthood, sacrifices, and Moses' law (broadly speaking).  The Old Covenant… Continue reading The Old Covenant Has Come to an End (Owen)

Reformed Theology at Odds with Dispensationalism

In his excellent book on eschatology Cornelis Venema spends some time evaluating and critiquing dispensationalism from a Reformed and biblical perspective.  Reformed theology is at odds with dispensationalism in several ways.  One of the major differences is the understanding of promise/fulfillment and type/reality between the Old and New Testaments.  There is much more to the… Continue reading Reformed Theology at Odds with Dispensationalism