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Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament

, 2006
ISBN: 9780802828460
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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.

—Steve Moyise

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

Product Details

  • 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.

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“Some NT quotations are from the MT.9 But a majority of identified OT citations and references are from the Septuagint (LXX).” (Page 12)

“intertexture. There are four aspects or dimensions to intertexture: oral-scribal, cultural, social, and historical” (Page 34)

“devotional, liturgical, political, literary, imaginative, critical, etc” (Page 36)

“one prominent aspect of Hellenistic culture was rhetoric” (Page 25)

“ terminology, hermeneutics, and theological questions” (Page 2)

  • Title: Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament
  • Author: Stanley E. Porter
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2006
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. O.T. › Quotations in the New Testament
  • ISBNs: 9780802828460, 0802828469
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:28:55Z
Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter, PhD, University of Sheffield, has taught for more than 30 years in post-secondary institutions in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He is a Greek and New Testament expert, and, since 2001, has been the president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He's best known for his works on verbal aspects in New Testament Greek, is actively involved in OpenText.org and the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek, and is a regular columnist for Christian Week.

Porter is the author or editor of numerous New Testament and Greek studies, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results, and Dictionary of New Testament Background. He has edited over 80 volumes and authored 28 books on various New Testament and related topics, including How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation, and The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation. Plus, he's published more than 450 journal articles, chapters in books, and dictionary entries and regularly speaks at major conferences and other venues around the world.

His interests include Greek language and linguistics, hermeneutics and various methods of interpretation, and a range of New Testament studies from the Gospels to John to Acts to Paul. He is also a papyrological and text-oriented research specialist and is interested in the wider Greco-Roman world. Outside of academia, Stanley has served in young adult ministry and has assisted in developing a lay training institute for the local church.


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