Wednesday, 3 December 2008

NT Use of the OT by Zondervan

In my recent book shopping quest, I managed to get hold of the recently released book by Zondervan, Three Views on the NT use of the OT, by Walter Kaiser, Darrell Bock and Peter Enns. I have already introduced this book in an earlier post where a fun quiz to test one's position is also highlighted.

Over the next few days, this book shall be my bed-time reading. I would be doing reviews as I go along. At the same time, it would also be a good to assess whether this book could profitably be used as one of the primary texts on a course that both my colleague, the Rabbi, and I would be thinking of offering sometime in 2010, The Use of OT in the NT.

9 comments:

davinci said...

a bit surprised, you support the evangelical author's book very much.... haha, i think you are very evangelical NT scholar..

Florence said...

Great recommendation! I got the Commentary on the NT use of the OT by Beale & Carson, and was not aware of this three views monograph. :)

Sze Zeng said...

hahaha.. i think Kar Yong doesn't really care if anyone is 'evangelical' or not, though he is attending the Evangelical Free Church.

He is more like St. Paul who does not see boundary markers to distinguish the social status of God's people. I might be wrong though.

:)

Kar Yong said...

Dear Davinci,

I think Sze Zeng got it right - rather than labelling one as "evangelical" or "liberal", I would like to think that I am a biblical NT scholar, one who is very passionate about the Scripture and not just mere knowledge of the Sctiprue but also one who struggles to make sense of the content and message of Scripture, and to allow the Scripture to guide and transform not only me but the community I belong to as well.

As far as books are concerned, I would like my students to read widely too, whether an author is evangelical or not. I believe there is always something to learn from one another.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Florence,

The commentary by Beale and Carson will definately be a great companion for the planned course thata we are talking about.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sze Zeng,

Gosh...you know me so well... haha

vonharnack said...

crossing the boundary is courageous;
on the boundary is Tillich;
dont see the boundary is naive;
talking Barthian in church is idealistic;

haha, maaf lah..

davinci said...

Hi KY,

I appreciate your aspiration as a NT scholar. Bravo!.

anyway, I am on the boundary....

Sze Zeng said...

hmm...the 'boundary' is a pseudo-problem to St. Paul as well as to Robert Jenson.

Tillich might be working like Nieburh and both got it incorrectly.

Barth had it right to push the boundary away altogether and bring in 'creation' and 'covenant'. Just as how St. Paul argued in Romans.