For any Old Testament passage a crucial interpretive context is that surrounding the advent of Jesus. This has two dimensions, it involves understanding both how the people who were reading the OT and calling on God to be faithful to his promises anticipated and reacted to the coming of Jesus; and, how Jesus himself interpreted… Continue reading How to apply the Old Testament: New Testament Contexts
The first application of any Old Testament passage is the one that the original author/speaker intended for the original readers/listeners. Each passage of the Old Testament called for a response from the people for whom it was first written. At it's heart this is what we mean by the authority of the scriptures: that they… Continue reading How to apply the Old Testament: Canonical Contexts
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