Old in the New Personality Quiz?

bookcoverWell, it’s not realy a “personality quiz” as much as it is an opinion quiz. Anyway, it was fun to take a look at this quiz provided by Zondervan in light of the forthcoming bookcoverThree Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Walt Kaiser, Darrell Bock and Peter Enns. This looks like it will be a good Evangelical introduction to the topic. Of course, not to be missed is the recently published Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson (Baker Academic). I served as Sean McDonough’s research assistant while he was finishing up the chapter on Revelation (which he co-wrote with G. K. Beale), so I had a chance to do some minor editing of the bibliographic references. (Yeah, I know it was a very teeny-tiny part of a big project, but it’s still cool to help on a work like this.)

So, back to the “personality quiz”: apparently Bock and I are “buds.”

NT Use of the OT — Test Your View!
Single Meaning, Multiple Contexts and Referents view

You seem to be most closely aligned with the Single Meaning, Multiple Contexts and Referents view, a view defended by Darrell L. Bock in the book “Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament” (edited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde, Nov. 2008). This view affirms the singular nature of the meanings intended by the OT and NT authors when OT texts are cited in the NT. In spite of this essential unity in meaning, however, the words of the OT authors frequently take on new dimensions of significance and are found to apply appropriately to new referents and new situations as God’s purposes unfold in the larger canonical context. Often, these referents were not in the minds of the OT authors when they penned their texts. For more info, see the book, or attend a special session devoted to the topic at the ETS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI (Nov. 2008); Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns will all present their views.

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HT: Koinonia (Zondervan’s new blog)

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