The Old Testament in the New Testament
Part of the challenge in rightly interpreting Scripture is deciphering how the New Testament writers interpreted and applied the Old Testament. For example, how did James interpret Amos 9 at the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15? Did Amos have the same idea that James had with regard to the prophecy God gave Amos? In this course students will examine a variety of Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament and engage important questions about Israel, the Church, and God’s plan of salvation.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
How is the Old Testament used in the New Testament?
Does Scripture itself teach hermeneutical principles?
What is the Jewish practice of biblical exegesis?
Should we follow the New Testament pattern for interpreting the Old Testament or hold to a principle that says the Old Testament itself determines its own meaning?