TH6608 - The New Testament Use of The Old Testament

TH6608

The New Testament Use of The Old Testament

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20 CC   10 ECTS

Distance Learning: King's Evangelical Divinity School eCampus

N/A

Recorded lectures / course material 10 hours
Independent study time 190 hours

Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
10 0 190

Core course material is expected to be used fully and typically includes recorded lectures and reading of select textbooks, papers or book extracts. All students are expected to listen to all of the course lectures and read the required materials. A range of supporting teaching material is also available to students as further recommended learning options.

  • Define and trace views on the context of quotations from the Old Testament.
  • Define and trace views on the method of quotations in the New Testament.
  • Opening questions: Are the Old and New Testaments unified? Intertextuality and the canon of scripture.
  • Prophecy or analogy? The role of typology
  • Exploring frameworks: literary theory and the use of quotation to create narrative structures
  • Exploring frameworks: theological interpretation of scripture
  • The use of the OT in the Gospels
  • The use of the OT in Acts and Paul
  • The use of the OT in Hebrews and 1 Peter
  • The use of the OT in Revelation

  • To critically explore the issues involved in contemporary scholarly understanding of the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, including perspectives on hermeneutical issues, methodological standpoints, and issues pertaining to biblical context.
  • To recognize and distinguish with appropriate academic discipline debates surrounding the use of the Old Testament in the New.
  • To trace the historical background to the New Testament’s appropriation of the Old Testament, as well as to gain a scholarly appreciation of historical understandings stemming from the interpretive practices exhibited in the New Testament.
  • To analyze and critically evaluate approaches to the study of the Old Testament in the New Testament with a view to gaining a wider breadth of theological and hermeneutical issues involved in this sub-discipline.

Audio lectures, guided reading, individual study, and individual support where appropriate. Students will prepare for assignments individually using interactive online learning material. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in online theological discussion on the eCampus Forum.

  1. An ability to critically reflect on and evaluate a range of appropriate and relevant contemporary scholarship.
  2. A capacity to develop independently derived viewpoints supported by appropriate research in relevant literature
  3. An ability to write with appropriate academic rigour, to interact with leading scholarship and to defend and present nuanced discussions.

Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
14000 word assignment100%AllCoursework


As assessment

Beale, G. K. The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Beale, G. K. and D. A. Carson (eds.). Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

Evans, C. A. (1989). The function of the Old Testament in the New. In S. McKnight, (Ed.), Introducing New Testament Interpretation, (pp. 163-193). Grand Rapids: Baker.

Gundry, S. N., Berding, K. and J. Lunde (eds.) Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008

Hays, Richard B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven: Yale, 1989.

Motyer, S. (1996) The Old Testament in the New Testament. In W. A. Elwell, (Ed.) Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, (pp. 582-585). Grand Rapids: Baker.

Moyise, Steve. Evoking Scripture. London: T&T Clark, 2008.

Porter, S.E. (ed.). Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Snodgrass, K. (1992) The Use of the Old Testament in the New. In . A. Black & D. S. Dockery, (Eds), New Testament Criticism & Interpretation, (pp. 422-3). Grand Rapids, Zondervan.

Stanley, Christopher D. Arguing with Scripture. London: T&T Clark, 2004.

 

Stephen Campbell

Theology and Religious Studies

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