New Testament Use of the Old Testament

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In my book, my central point was that these promises were not altogether abandoned. I think we err if we insist that real estate is the ultimate aim of this promise. Instead, in my opinion, this promise—the ingathering of “all” Israel back into the land—was an eschatological event that transcended (and continues to transcend) geographical area and time.

Read More The Ten Northern Tribes and their Land Promises: Dialoguing with Lindsay Kennedy’s Review of My Book (Part 2)

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Lindsay Kennedy posed a few points in his review of my book, which I would like to begin to address. I realize that the only way I am going to find time to respond is to address it a bit via blogging every morning during my reflection and study time. With that said, I plan to make this a much larger series, which will transcend at times, this dialogue. Lindsay, I do apologize that it has taken me so long to interact my friend.

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Blog-reading friends, I thought this email was worth sharing today. I added a footnote here, which was not included in my email response.~Bryan

“But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book sealed until the time of the end. Many shall be running back and forth, and evil [KJV=knowledge] shall increase” Dan 12:4.

Email Question: Daniel 12:4 means what? Is this really talking about our technologically advanced times in which we live and the business of our world today?

First, the Hebrew text of Daniel chapters 8—12 fall into the Second Temple period.Therefore, this section of the book was likely written in the 2nd Century BCE in order to encourage those who were undergoing persecution by the Seleucids under Antiochus IV Epiphanes (i.e., there is a near consensus among Hebrew Bible scholars that chapters 7–12 should be read as pseudepigrapha from the Seleucid period). More specifically, between 167 and 164 BCE, the Hebrew chapters 8—12 were added—i.e., the text of Daniel went through a periods of development (Hebrew–Aramaic–back to Hebrew. However, there is much discussion on this within the guild as well. Even so, the immediately historical context and meaning of this verse likely had to do with contemporary persecution (of that time, not sometime in our future).

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Hahn begins his article by acknowledging the three most prominent positions concerning the identity of “all Israel” in Rom 11:26a. He defines them as follows: (a) “Ethnic Israelism,” which describes all Israel as “biological descendants of Jacob/Israel” (65). (b) “Ecclesial Israelism,” which identifies, “all Israel as the church composed of both Jews and Gentiles” (65). (c) “Elect Israelism,” which construes “all Israel” as “a remnant of the descendants of Israel chosen by God” (65). Subsequently, Hahn points out that there are two dominate views concerning the questions: “how” and “when” will all Israel be saved? (a) The position that he defines as “progressivism,” which posits that the salvation of Israel has been ongoing throughout history via the mission of the church” (65). (b) “Futurism,” which posits a mass conversion of Israel will take place at or just before the Parousia of Christ” sometime in the future (65).

Read More A Review of Scott Hahn’s Essay, All Israel Will Be Saved: The Restoration of the Twelve Tribes in Romans 9–11