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Promise and Fulfillment: The Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments, Vol. 8 (Letter and Spirit) Paperback – December 30, 2013
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Overall, the essays demonstrate that there is a lot of literary structure in the New Testament that is a fulfillment (as the subtitle says) of Old Testament "types." This book is much deeper analysis than the 2005 Pontifical Biblical Commission document entitled The Jewish People and their Scriptures in the Christian Bible -- giving much greater attention to key, critical themes connecting the Old and New Testaments.
244 pages. My slow reading time was two days in all my spare moments. Couldn't put this book down for very long.
The whole of this volume addresses the Old Testament and New Testament, how they relate to each other, and how the New Testament fulfills the Old Testament. For example, Dr. Pitre talks about Jesus' Messianic Wedding Banquet and compares it to a banquet thrown by King Hezekiah in 2nd Chronicles. Dr. Sri discusses the Marian typology of Mary as Daughter Zion and Queen Mother. Both of these can be found in numerous Old Testament passages. Particularly of interest to me in this article was the idea of Queen Mother. I have recently learned that in ancient times, because the king had numerous wives, but only one mother, the mother was in fact the queen, not a wife. For that reason, Jesus' queen would be His own mother, Mary. Explaining this to Protestants might open their minds and hearts more to Mary and hopefully erase some of their prejudices.
It's hard to pick a favorite article in this volume as each was well-written and full of high theology. However, I did enjoy reading Dr. Leroy Huizenga's article, "The Tradition of Christian Allegory Yesterday and Today.Read more ›
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