Christians have one Bible with two testaments, and the New Testament authors frequently refer back to the Old Testament Scriptures. But they don’t only point to prophecies that have been fulfilled or directly quote OT passages. In this episode, joined by co-host Taylor DiRoberto, Travis gives an overview of the NT use of the OT and considers some trickier examples.
5 tips for using your time in the Greek New Testament to deepen your relationship with God.
What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What does philosophy have to do with the New Testament? In Acts 17, Paul answered, “Plenty!” In this episode of Tool Talk, Travis chats with Joseph Dodson about two common errors when it comes to studying extrabiblical parallels to Scripture, especially in Greco-Roman philosophy. Dodson (PhD, Aberdeen) is associate professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and co-editor (with David Briones) of Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019).
How is so-called “devotional” reading of the Bible different from so-called “academic” reading of the Bible? Why must the serious student of Scripture make time for both? How can the methodical and inquisitive reader make Scripture reading a time of worship? In this episode of Tool Talk, Travis asks these questions and more of John Linebarger, a “collector of degrees,” bivocational minister, and author of Meeting God in the Bible: How to Read Scripture Devotionally (Fontes Press, 2019).
In what way did Jesus “fulfill the Law,” as He said in the Sermon on the Mount? Patrick Schreiner, author of Matthew, Disciple and Scribe, gives an explanation: Jesus is the ideal Davidic King, who embodies wisdom by living the Law.