A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Few scholars in our generation have worked harder to demonstrate the nature of the New Testament use of the Old Testament than Greg Beale. A volume like this in his honor was surely appropriate. It’s been available a few years now, yet somehow I’m only now getting around to reading it. Festschrifts are by their nature uneven works, and the reader is left to choose chapters according to interest. Yet some essays stand out as worth the price of the book.
- Daniel Block’s challenge to the prevailing consensus regarding the Eden Temple easily repays a careful read, whichever side you take on the question.
- Doug Moo’s examination of Genesis 15:6 and its three citations in the New Testament (Gal. 3, Rom.4, and James 2), though brief, shows his typical carefulness in exegesis—a valuable resource for any preacher addressing these passages.
- Don Carson’s review of Philip Ross on the tripartite division of the Mosaic law provides insightful guidance to that perennial discussion.
- Joel White on the 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14 is a welcome and helpful contributions to the discussion.
This is not to imply that other essays are not of genuine value also; they are—Christopher Beetham’s sketch of the biblical story of creation-kingdom, for example. But these stand out, to me, at least, as especially useful.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Old Testament
1. Eden: A Temple? A Reassessment of the Biblical Evidence
Daniel L. Block
2. The Shape of the Torah as Reflected in the Psalter, Book
3. Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 24 and 26: Saul’s Descent and David’s Ascent
John D. Currid and L.K. Larson
4. Samson and the Harlot at Gaza (Judges 16:1-3)
Gordon P. Hugenberger
Part 2: Use of the Old Testament in the New
5. The Power and the Glory: The Rendering of Psalm 110:1 in Mark 14:62
Richard J. Bauckham
6. Genesis 1-3 and Paul’s Theology of Adam’s Dominion in Romans 5-6
Roy E. Ciampa
7. Luke’s Isaianic Jubilee
Daniel M. Gurtner
8. Genesis 15:6 in the New Testament
Douglas J. Moo
9. The Temple, a Davidic Messiah, and a Case of Mistaken Priestly Identity (Mark 2:26)
10. The 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14: Old Testament and Intratextual Clues to Their Identity
Joel R. White
11. How Do You Read? God’s Faithful Character as the Primary Lens for the New Testament Use of Israel’s Scriptures
Rikk E. Watts
Part 3: Biblical Theology
12. The Tripartite Division of the Law: A Review of Philip Ross, The Finger of God
13. From Creation to New Creation: The Biblical Epic of King, Human Viceregency, and Kingdom
14. Dare to Be a Daniel: An Exploration of the Apostle Paul as a Danielic Figure
Benjamin L. Gladd
A valuable resource—definitely worth the price of admission.
Fred G. Zaspel