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Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation
Gignilliat, Mark S.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019 pp. xvi + 125. $21.99

Description: Veteran Old Testament teacher Mark Gignilliat explores the theological and hermeneutical instincts that are necessary for reading, understanding, and communicating Scripture faithfully. He takes seriously the gains of historical criticism while insisting that the Bible must be interpreted as Christian Scripture, offering students a "third way" that assigns proper proportion to both historical and theological concerns. Reading and engaging Scripture requires not only historical tools, Gignilliat says, but also recognition of the living God's promised presence through the Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Canonical Criticism, Theological Approaches

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Review by Robert L. Foster
Published 9/9/2020
Citation: Robert L. Foster, review of Mark S. Gignilliat, Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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