Wednesday, 4 July 2007

We "Complete" the Bible...

Anthony Loke and I make the "Bible" complete in STM. Anthony teaches the OT (I sometimes call it the "preface" to the NT...well, preface is the most important part of the book, it tells you why the book is written, and gives existence to the book...I'm not sure Anthony would agree with me) and I teach the NT in STM.

Anthony has just returned from his sabbatical leave. He is in the final stage of his PhD with the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and hopes to submit his thesis by end of the year. We wish all the best, Anthony, and we look forward to calling you Rev Dr Anthony Loke!


PS. This is part of our photo taking exercise this morning in the seminary for our graduating students 2007.

Latest Update on July 5: After reading my post, Anthony strongly objects to my calling the OT as the "preface" of the NT. He strikes back by calling the NT "the after-thought." After all according to Rabbi Loke, the OT is "complete" for a Jew... hmmm...looks like the battle continues! This is the fun of "biblical scholarship'!!

6 comments:

anthony said...

i have responded to your post in my blog:

http://oldtestamentpassion.blogspot.com/

Kar Yong said...

oh dear...now the NT is the appendix, according to Anthony...

rccnlj said...

LOL... both of you are so funny. :D

The Hedonese said...

afterthought?? I thot its the footnotes.. hehe

Kar Yong said...

Dave,
The NT cannot be the footnotes for the OT - cos it is not written yet for the reference. But the OT is be the footnotes of the NT - you footnote the reference when both Jesus and Paul quote the OT!

Lee Chee Keat said...

o great!! hope this would repeat next year where I will be joining the seminary. Learning from the 2 experts in exegesis.