|Publication Date: 20 Feb 2020|
|Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology|
|Page Count: 304|
|Author: Matthew Barrett|
|ISBN-13: 9781783595440, 9781783595457|
Canon, Covenant and Christology
The nature of Scripture that Jesus and the Gospel writers presuppose may not be addressed directly, but it manifests itself powerfully when one reads the words of Jesus and the Gospel writers within the Old Testament’s promise-fulfillment pattern.
Nothing demonstrates scripture’s divine origin and trustworthy nature more than the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the advent of the Son of God, the Word has become made flesh (Jn. 1:14), announcing to Jew and Gentile alike that God has come through on his inscripturated, covenant word.
Introduction: Reorienting the hermeneutical approach to Jesus and the scriptures of Israel1.
1. Divine authorship, canonical unity, and the presuppositions of biblical theology
2. The book of the covenant and canon consciousness
3. The scripture must be fulfilled: The Matthean witness (Case study 1)
4. The ultimate fulfillment and self-disclosure of God: The Johannine witness (Case study 2)
5. Living by every word from the mouth of God: What Christ’s covenant obedience to the scriptures says about the scriptures
6. The Word Became Flesh: From Christology to canon
In a wide-ranging discussion, Matthew Barrett explores [biblical theology] from the perspective of the Gospels, deploying interesting and stimulating insight that will certainly be picked up and developed by many pastors and theologians. Jesus himself ties together the old and new covenants. He fulfills the Scriptures, but effectively does so only by being obedient to them. The dynamic casts fresh light not only on Christ, but on the Scriptures themselves.