Description: There are many books on the use of the Old Testament in the New. This one takes a practical approach to the subject, inviting the reader to explore the relationship between the two testaments in the Bible through a series of different lenses.
The text form of the Old and New Testaments
The presence or absence of introductory formulae
The selection of texts by New Testament writers
The application of Old Testament texts to the Gospel facts
The combination of several Old Testament texts
The history of interpretation of these texts in ancient Judaism
The story or narrative that is indicated by the use of these texts
The function of the Old Testament citations in the New Testament writings
Each section includes practical exercises that will help the reader become a participant in the discussion. Through these eight lenses the reader is invited to explore this fascinating subject, and through it to discover what C. H. Dodd called "the substructure of New Testament theology."
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, History of Interpretation
Review by Michael Labahn
Citation: Michael Labahn, review of Peter R. Rodgers, Exploring the Old Testament in the New, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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