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
Benjamin B. Warfield's 1907 publication Lord of Glory is an excellent resource for the NT study of Christ's deity. The subtitle is this: "A Study of the Designations of Our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to His Deity." Here's an excellent section I read today while studying the NT phrase Jesus is Lord: We… Continue reading His Deeds + His Words = Witness (Warfield)
As I'm reading through Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham, I'm realizing that I probably should have read this book ten years ago. But, as they say, better late than never! So far I'm really enjoying it. Here's a brief synopsis of the book: It is the contention of this book that, in the period up… Continue reading The Gospels: Names and Witnessess (Bauckham)
Let us prize with the ardor of our soul what Jesus continues to do, and teach. He is the living, acting, and teaching Lord.
There have been various attacks on the New Testament for many years; it's nothing new when someone levels an objection or complaint against it. Recent attacks include setting Paul against Jesus, using apocryphal books to discredit the NT, and saying the formation of the canon was a power-move of the early church. Andreas Kostenberger and… Continue reading The New Testament Canon and the Church