In other words, we must carefully allow the New Testament to show us how the Old Testament is brought to fulfillment in Christ.

In this way, as Beale rightly acknowledges, the New Testament’s interpretation of the Old Testament may expand the Old Testament author’s meaning in the sense of seeing new implications and applications.

However, given that we discover God’s intent through the human authors, later texts do not contravene the integrity of earlier texts, “but rather develops them in a way which is consistent with the Old Testament author’s understanding of the way in which God interacts with his people.”

Stephen Wellum, Kingdom Through Covenant, 86 (interior quote from an article by G. K. Beale)

The New Testament’s Use of The Old


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