Synopsis: 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." Endorsements: "This book is fascinating, clearly argued, plainly but engagingly written, and immensely informative of the voluminous scholarly literature . . . related to this important theme. . . . Here we have a practical guide for serious students who wish to explore the rich wellspring of insight evident in the New Testament use of the Old Testament. Rodgers has given us a powerful set of lenses for a fresh reading of the Bible." --J. Harold Ellens, author of Understanding Religious Experience "Now more than ever, biblical scholars are appreciating just how deeply the roots of the New Testament go into the depths of the Old Testament soil. Unfortunately, most non-scholars have not been able to share in this beauty, simply because no one has provided the conceptual tools--the lenses--for talking about this reality in non-technical terms. Here's where Peter Rodgers's Exploring the Old Testament in the New comes in. Clear, accessible, yet conceptually on target, this book should be required reading." --Nicholas Perrin, Professor of Biblical Studies and Acting Dean, Wheaton Graduate School Author Biography: Peter R. Rodgers is Pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Antelope, California, and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Sacramento Campus. He is the author of Text and Story (Pickwick, 2011).
Exploring the Old Testament in the New by Peter R Rodgers was published by Resource Publications (OR) in November 2012 and is our 52771st best seller. The ISBN for Exploring the Old Testament in the New is 9781620322574.