It is often said that biblical interpretation requires one to understand a passage's historical context. However, this raises several important problems.
Why does the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, in the midst of his rigorous argument regarding the New and Old Covenants (diatheke), introduce the rough analogy of a will (diatheke) or does he? The common interpretation understands Hebrews 9:15-22 as an analogy made between a biblical covenant and a will; I briefly contend here that better sense is made of the text if we read diatheke as a covenant between God and man—not a will.
Buy from Amazon Three of the most influential theologians of the 20th century trace their ideas back to Martin Kähler, a German theologian writing at the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. Kähler’s book The So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historical Biblical Christ was one of his most influential works—influencing and bearing similarities … Continue reading Review of the So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historic Biblical Christ
Buy from Amazon John Feinberg is a renowned evangelical scholar, having laboured for a life time to do theology from the word of God. Light in a Dark place represents the sum of his life-long commitment to labouring under the authority of Scripture. Because of my interest in the doctrine of Scripture, I was delighted … Continue reading Review of Light in a Dark Place
Buy from Amazon There are few contemporary authors who have influenced the way I think about and live out my faith more than John Piper, I was therefore very excited to hear that he had written another book on the Bible—my favorite subject. In particular, Reading the Bible Supernaturally looks at how and why we … Continue reading Review of Reading the Bible Supernaturally