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The Authority of the Old Testament [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Authority of the Old Testament By John Bright – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk As its title page indicates the substance ofthis bookwas delivered as the James A Gray Lectures at the Divinity School of Duke University That was in November of 1959 But the book actually had its gen As its title of the PDF/EPUB  page indicates the substance ofthis bookwas delivered as the James A Gray Lectures at the Divinity School of Duke University That was in November of But the book actually had its genesis much earlier for the problem which it treats is one that had plagued me for many years prior to that time I suppose that it is inevitable that is should have it is a problem that The Authority PDF/EPUB or no teacher of Old Testament studies can forever evade Certainly I was unable to do so I had long found myself troubled by the fact that so few preachers—myself included I fear—really seemed to know how to proceed with the Old Testament or were guided in their preaching from it if they preached from it at all by any conscious hermeneutical principlesIt early became clear to me that the place of Old Testament Authority of the Epub Û studies in the theological curriculum was not something that could be taken for granted I was driven to the realization that if I could not present my students with some positive position with regard to the place of the Old Testament in the Bible and provide them with some guidance in their use of it in the pulpit they might justifiablyregard all that I was trying to teach them however interesting it might be historically as of uestionable theological and practical importance from the Preface by John Bright.


About the Author: John Bright

John Bright was of the PDF/EPUB Â an American biblical scholar the author of several important books including the influential A History of Israel currently in its fourth edition He was closely associated with the American school of Biblical criticism pioneered by William F Albright which sought to marry archaeology to a defence of the reliability of the Bible especially the earlier books of the Old Testament.



2 thoughts on “The Authority of the Old Testament

  1. David Blankenship David Blankenship says:

    This is a classic work describing how Christians may interpret the Old Testament Bright speaks of many classic ways it has been interpreted often wrongly In the end the best way to understand the Old Testament is by looking at the theology of it that is what does it tell us about God And how do we look at it in light of the Cross of Christ He has many good examples as to how to do this While the reader might not agree with every one of his interpretations it is well worth a look by anybody who struggles to interpret scripture


  2. Genni Genni says:

    I sympathize with Bright's struggle to answer the uestions that surround the authority of the Old Testament He does a fantastic job of spelling out the uestions and all of the implications that follow but he stops short of really answering the big one for me; that of the command for the Canaanite exterminationBright's argument is that throughout our studies of the OldTestament we should hold pretty strictly to a grammatico historical hermeneutic Afterwords we should attempt to understand not just the bare bones of what the passage is saying but what the theology is that underlines the passage All fine and good Then he attempts to apply this to difficult passsages He does well until he reaches Joshua The passages obviously state that God commanded Canaanite Extermination When he attempts to explain the theology underlying Joshua he has no choice in explanation but to draw allegorical parallels between the martial activities of the Israelites and Christians today Basically that the holy wars of the Israelites are an example of the spiritual battles that the church is undergoing In my understanding this is a pretty severe departure from the shallow moralizing that he condemns throughtout while it also avoids the moral implications of the activities of God as the Israelites recorded them


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2 thoughts on “The Authority of the Old Testament

  1. David Blankenship David Blankenship says:

    This is a classic work describing how Christians may interpret the Old Testament Bright speaks of many classic ways it has been interpreted often wrongly In the end the best way to understand the Old Testament is by looking at the theology of it that is what does it tell us about God And how do we look at it in light of the Cross of Christ He has many good examples as to how to do this While the reader might not agree with every one of his interpretations it is well worth a look by anybody who struggles to interpret scripture

  2. Genni Genni says:

    I sympathize with Bright's struggle to answer the uestions that surround the authority of the Old Testament He does a fantastic job of spelling out the uestions and all of the implications that follow but he stops short of really answering the big one for me; that of the command for the Canaanite exterminationBright's argument is that throughout our studies of the OldTestament we should hold pretty strictly to a grammatico historical hermeneutic Afterwords we should attempt to understand not just the bare bones of what the passage is saying but what the theology is that underlines the passage All fine and good Then he attempts to apply this to difficult passsages He does well until he reaches Joshua The passages obviously state that God commanded Canaanite Extermination When he attempts to explain the theology underlying Joshua he has no choice in explanation but to draw allegorical parallels between the martial activities of the Israelites and Christians today Basically that the holy wars of the Israelites are an example of the spiritual battles that the church is undergoing In my understanding this is a pretty severe departure from the shallow moralizing that he condemns throughtout while it also avoids the moral implications of the activities of God as the Israelites recorded them

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