Author(s): Matthew R. Malcolm
This outstanding book gathers together leading scholars to consider ways in which Jesus and his earliest followers understood their identities and missions in the light of their distinctive readings of the Old Testament. The volume explores why they read their Scriptures in these ways, and how that might impact our understanding of earliest Christianity and Christian interpretation of the Bible. In particular, the book considers that the Christ event functioned as a trigger for the earliest Christians, sparking the creative opportunity for their Bible to be re-read and re-interpreted in the light of its newfound conclusion.
Larry Hurtado, Core OT texts and their Christological Interpretation; Ian Malcolm & Matthew Malcolm, All the Scriptures; Roland Deines, Scripture and Jesus; Donald West, Acts 4 and Prayer; Ben Sutton, Acts 10 and Peter; Mark Seifrid, Scripture and Paul; Lionel Windsor, Seed, Many, One in Galatians; Martin Foord, Psalm 68 in Ephesians; Mark Keown, Scripture in Philippians; Allan Chapple, Scripture and 1 Peter; Matthew Malcolm, Triadic Figures in Hebrews; Rory Shiner, Reading the New Testament from the Outside.