Category Archives: Law

Wright’s Typological Interpretation

This is a fourth post on Wright’s models of interpretation in Old Testament Ethics and the People of God. The Paradigmatic Model related the OT Law to Creation, where it sought to restore God’s creative purposes for humans and creation … Continue reading

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Wright’s Escatological Interpretation

For a background to this post, read my first two posts on Wright’s interpretive framework from his book OT Ethics for the People of God: Wright’s OT Framework and Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation. In Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation, he notes that there … Continue reading

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Wright’s Paradigmatic Interpretation

In my last post, I presented Wright’s OT Ethical Framework, which consists of three major components: God, Israel and the land. Ethics in the OT revolve around these foundational concepts. Wright extends his use of the OT Ethical Framework in … Continue reading

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Moral and Positive Law

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I have suggested in some previous posts (Embodied Principles and Analogy in OT) that there are principles embedded within the laws of the OT. At its heart, the Law reflects the character of God who gave it. This fact alone … Continue reading

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The Use of Analogy in the OT Law

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In my last post¬†entitled Embodied Principles in the Old Testament, I spoke about the authority of the OT to provide practical insights into godly living today. This can be accomplished through a process of deriving principles from the Law and … Continue reading

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Embodied Principles in the Old Testament

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I was listening to John Goldingay in an iTunes U. lecture on the law in the Pentateuch, a subject which continues to hold my interest. He spoke about a method of interpretation that is common in dealing with the OT … Continue reading

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Finding Instruction in the OT Law

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Is the OT Law beneficial for teaching and practice today? What about laws that do not seem relevant today? Those are excellent questions that should be addressed. Consider the following example: And when you reap the harvest of your land, … Continue reading

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