Prolific and leading Old Testament theologian John Goldingay is often asked about the interpretation of the Bible, about the way we are to understand the stories in the Bible, about the relationship between the Old Testament and the New, and so on.
In Key Questions about Biblical Interpretation: Old Testament Answers Goldingay explores twenty-three questions related to biblical interpretation, including critical questions such as how does the Bible relate to theology? How does our cultural context influence our reading of the Bible? How do the testaments relate? Does the Bible need to be historical? And many, many more.
Providing articulate, creative, and provocative explanations for today's church, this book addresses crucial issues faithfully and with full attention on Scripture and provides a reliable guide map for tough questions about the Old Testament.
Highly regarded Old Testament theologian John Goldingay is often asked about the interpretation of the Bible, about the way we are to understand the stories in the Bible, about the relationship between the Old Testament and the New, and so on. In this volume he explores twenty-three questions related to biblical interpretation, articulating creative, provocative explanations for today's church. The book is divided into four parts: concerning Scripture as a whole; concerning narrative; concerning the Old Testament as a whole; and concerning the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings. Students of the Old Testament, pastors, and laypeople will value this work.
John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church and is the author of numerous books, including Old Testament Theology, volumes 1-3, as well as commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, the Psalms, and (with Pamela Scalise) the Minor Prophets.
"In this collection of reworked essays and articles that span over thirty years of Old Testament study, Goldingay provides valuable and stimulating answers to questions always relevant for thinking Christians.
Senior Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
These essays are a collection of sage, mature reflections on perennially difficult yet vital matters of Old Testament interpretation by one of the foremost Old Testament theologians in the evangelical world. Goldingay does not provide pat answers to tough passages or the like. Rather, he guides his readers in the process of deep hermeneutical reflection on what it means to read the Old Testament well and christianly. Throughout, Goldingay's common sense, innovation, and call for critical self-reflection are contagious, and his readers will benefit greatly from his efforts.
Senior Fellow of Biblical Studies, The BioLogos Foundation
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