All Commentaries are Not Created Equal, Part 2

| October 6, 2011

To continue with what separates a good commentary from a lame one (with respect to engaging the original text), we’ll look at a New Testament example this time. For newcomers, please see my first example, as well as the post that started this trajectory about ending Bible study as most think of it. Like the […]

Amos 9 and Acts 15

| November 6, 2010

This case is a fascinating one, as I am sure you all know now.† Opinion on the questions I posted varied in the comments: 1. What would you assume the “booth” or “tabernacle” of David is, referred to in v. 11? * some saw a structure here; others saw David’s dynasty or household. 2. What […]

Paul and Jesus: Their Use of the Old Testament

| November 1, 2010

I will return to Amos 9 in the next post, but I came across these two articles on the web recently and wanted to make them part of the discussion / your consideration. One is on Paul’s use of the OT (it draws on the next article) and the other is on how Jesus used […]

The OT Cited in the NT: A First Look at Amos 9:11-12

| October 25, 2010

Amos 9:11-12 will be our next passage. I am only giving you the reference here because I want you to read it and answer in your own mind the following questions after you do so. As an Israelite contemporary to the time of Amos, when you read Amos 9:11-12 … 1. What would you assume […]

My Take on Matthew’s Use of Hosea 11:1

| October 25, 2010

In addition to the good thoughts in the comments on the previous post, I thought I should chime in here. In a nutshell, I think we need to consider Matthew’s real world setting. Matthew’s gospel was written decades after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Why is this important? For some simple reasons. Matthew, along with the […]