Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications

Title

Reader, Authors, and the Divine Author: An Evangelical Proposal for Identifying Paul's OT Citations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Journal Title

Westminster Theological Journal

Volume

71

Issue

2

First Page

311

Last Page

321

Abstract

The article discusses several approaches for the identification of Old Testament (OT) citations made by Paul. The author-centered approach of Stanley Porter allows the investigation of verbal and thematic parallelism between the Old and the New Testament, while the reader-centered approach of Christopher Stanley, Dietrich-Alex Koch and Richard Hay, considers the impact on the reader. It highlights the method of the Divine Author-centered approach which considers the context of the citation based on the book, the Bible and the canon.

Keywords

Biblical studies, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Paul