How does the New Testament echo the Old? Which versions of the Hebrew Scriptures were authoritative for New Testament writers? The appearance of concepts, images, and passages from the Old Testament in the books of the New raises important questions about textual versions, allusions, and the differences between ancient and modern meaning.
Written by ten distinguished scholars, Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament first lays out significant foundational issues and then systematically investigates the use of the Old in the New Testament. In a culminating essay Andreas Köstenberger both questions and affirms the other contributors’ findings. These essays together will reward a wide range of New Testament readers with a wealth of insights.
Contributions to this volume include:
- "Introduction: The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament," Stanley Porter
- "The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament as a Rhetorical Device: A Methodological Proposal," Dennis L. Stamps
- "Biblical Texts and the Scriptures for the New Testament Church," R. Timothy McLay
- "Scripture, History, Messiah: Scriptural Fulfillment and the Fullness of Time in Matthew's Gospel," Michael P. Knowles
- "The Beginning of the Good News and the Fulfillment of Scripture in the Gospel of Mark," Craig A. Evans
- "Scripture Justifies Mission: The Use of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts," Stanley Porter
- "'They Saw His Glory and Spoke of Him:' The Gospel of John and the Old Testament," Paul Miller
- "Written Also for Our Sake: Paul's Use of Scripture in the Four Major Epistles, with a Study of Corinthians 10," James W. Aageson
- "In the Face of the Empire: Paul's Use of Scripture in the Shorter Epistles," Sylvia C. Keesmaat
- "Job as Exemplar in the Epistle of James," Kurt Anders Richardson
- "The Use of Scripture in the Pastoral and General Epistles and the Book of Revelation," Andreas J. Köstenberger
- "Hearing the Old Testament in the New: A Response," Andreas J. Köstenberger
Praise for the Print Edition
The editor is to be praised for gathering such a fine set of authors. The book offers an excellent survey of the use of the Old Testament in the New, clarifying methods, summarizing results, and indicating where further research is required. It is destined to become a major textbook in the field.
Stanley Porter's collection of essays Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament certainly is a welcome compendium of the latest viewpoints in this regard and makes an invaluable contribution on several aspects in this complex field.
—Gert J. Steyn, Review of Biblical Literature
- Title: Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament
- Editor: Stanley Porter
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 330
About Stanley Porter
Stanley Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of several books, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, Paul in Acts, and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research. Porter is also the editor of more than forty other books.