Why does the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, in the midst of his rigorous argument regarding the New and Old Covenants (diatheke), introduce the rough analogy of a will (diatheke) or does he? The common interpretation understands Hebrews 9:15-22 as an analogy made between a biblical covenant and a will; I briefly contend here that better sense is made of the text if we read diatheke as a covenant between God and man—not a will.
Having been afflicted by God and judged by his friends, Job cries out in Chapter 30 with a poem describing his present decrepit state. Because of the difficulty of the Hebrew texts, English translations and commentators disagree on how to translate various sections of this poem. This paper attempts to show that the Hebrew text … Continue reading The Lament of the Afflicted: A Translation of Job 30
Buy from AmazonBuy from WTS Books Though it has great value, Dominion and Dynasty is beset with a great weakness. Stephen Dempster’s attempt to read the whole Bible literarily fails to consider what the OT is and the contribution its nature and structure make to the question of the OT’s unity. By seeking the unity of the … Continue reading Critical Review of Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty
What do you do when two different exegetical outlines of the same text seem equally valid?
Buy from AmazonBuy from WTS Books Wellum and Gentry provide both an outstanding introduction to Biblical Theology and Biblical-theological systems and a solidly biblical via media between the two reigning Biblical-theological systems, Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology. At 716 pages (before appendix and indices)"Kingdom Through Covenant" proves to be a weighty volume, but it is a … Continue reading A Review of Kingdom through Covenant by Gentry and Wellum