Peter Leithart and I answer three questions sent in by listeners: 1. What are the connections between the story of Judah and Tamar and the story of Ruth? 2. What is the relationship between the Elijah/Elisha pairing and the John the Baptist/Jesus pairing? 3. Does Scripture promote a ‘metanarrative’?
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Is there an ironic twist in Herod’s niece getting John the Baptist beheaded? An upside down protoevangelium?
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.