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:
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
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.
“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)