Category Archives: Biblical Theology

N.T. Wright on Jesus

“My proposal is that Jesus took his own story seriously- so seriously that, having recommended to his followers a particular way of being Israel-for-the-sake-of-the-world, he made that way thematic for his own sense of vocation, his own belief about how … Continue reading

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>Davidic and Solomonic Parallels in Jesus’ Ministry

>”Challenged about his activity, Jesus responded with a parallel: when David was roaming the country with his group of followers, he had the right as the anointed (but not yet enthroned) king to override the normal code of practice. The … Continue reading

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>Christopher Wright on Creation

>”Creation is not just the disposable backdrop to the lives of human creatures who were really intended to live somewhere else, and some day will do so. We are not redeemed out of creation but as part of the redeemed … Continue reading

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>D. I. Block on the Rock in Daniel 2

> “The reference to the rock in Daniel 2 is admittedly vague, and may simply allude to the reign of God in general, or the kingdom of Jewish people in particular. However, it is certainly capable of a more specific … Continue reading

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>Wright on Mark 13

>”Most popular Christian readings of the text, not least within fundamentalism, have shared Schweitzer’s understanding that Jesus predicted the end of the world, but have said that, since this did not happen within a generation, Jesus must have meant something … Continue reading

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>Revelation

>Revelation is an amazing book. Unfortunately, most evangelicals either abuse it with preposterous interpretations or completely ignore it in fear of being like those other guys. This is really a shame because Revelation is a bookend for the entire canon, … Continue reading

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>Wright on Salvation and Exile

>”From the point of view of a first-century Jew, ‘forgiveness of sins’ could never simply by a private blessing, though to be sure it was that as well, as Qumran amply testifies. Overarching the situation of the individual was the … Continue reading

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