I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the criticism of typological exegesis as a way seeking hidden meanings and connection that probably no one else has noticed, thus focused a lot on novelty?
Another clip from my Theopolis Institute lectures, this time on marital themes and some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.
What is the significance of the book of Acts recording the number of people being saved (3000 in Acts 2, 5000 in Acts 4)?
Why did the inhabitants of the Gadarene village ask Jesus to leave after he healed the demoniac?
I just noticed the following video was posted a over a week ago, over on the Theopolis Institute’s YouTube channel. Within it, I give a very basic introduction to the theology of circumcision.
How do you go about noticing intertextual links? Is is mostly intuitive based on large exposure to the Bible? Do you do particular searches? Is it just checking cross-references (is there a similar apparatus for the BHS like there is for the NA28, for instance)? Any insight is appreciated.
Do you have any set notetaking when it comes to Scripture in order to remember insights, intertextual links, important points on tricky passages, etc.? If yes, how do you go about it and organize it?
Why does Paul say that Sarah and Hagar represent two covenants in Galatians 4:21-31? Where can we see this reality in the Old Testament?