Monday, February 25, 2013

G.K. Beale on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

This lecture was recently delivered at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelpia.  It is the inaugural lecture of the Boice Center, in memory of former pastor Dr. James Montgomery Boice.  In this lecture Old Testament professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Greg Beale, lectures on the inerrancy of Scripture.  His lecture uses Matthew 2:15 (out of Egypt I called my son) as a test case.  He explores the various questions about Matthew's use of Hosea 8:1 and whether or not this should be considered a mistake.  Beale explores those interpretative questions with enthusiasm and clarity, defending Matthew's use of that text.

I should note that there is more going in this lecture than simply a defense of inerrancy of Scripture.   Beale touches on redemptive-historical preaching: In so doing he also makes a strong connection between Adam, Israel and Jesus.  He also introduces the word "recapitulation".  This lecture is well worth your time.

If you don't have this book, you need to add it to your library.  It was given to me a year or two ago and it occupies a prominent place on my desk, and is always within reach.

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