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The Old Testament in the New: An Introduction
Moyise, Steve

London: Bloomsbury, 2015 pp. 248.2nd Edition. $29.95

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T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies


Description: Steve Moyise provides an accessible and well-informed introduction to the Old Testament in the New Testament. Tried and tested in previous editions, it explores the basic issues and offers summaries of the uses of the Old Testament in the Gospels and Acts, in Paul and Hebrews, James, and Revelation. Issues of quotation, allusion and echo are fully explored and placed sensitively in the context of the differing approaches to the interpretation of Old Testament texts. Readers are informed of contemporary debates that have arisen from literary criticism, such as the questions of intertextuality and the uses of allegory. Also discussed are the uses of the Bible in the first century. For the second edition two entirely new chapters on 'Jesus and Scripture' and 'James and 1-3 John' have been added, as well as full revisions to the text where necessary to take account of changes and developments in scholarship. Each chapter includes a summary-conclusion, and extensive and detailed suggestions for further reading. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students.

Subjects: Bible, Septuagint, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Edmon L. Gallagher
Published 6/7/2018
Citation: Edmon L. Gallagher, review of Steve Moyise, The Old Testament in the New: An Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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