Also, what do you make of the legitimacy of harmonisation (if that is what you’d call it) based upon the idea of reading the Hebrew Scriptures in light of Christ? I’m thinking of Luke 24, and Jesus’ encounter with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus
Great piece, Ben. Interesting ideas.
Alex Rowe

I don’t see this as harmonization but rather as the authority of Jesus to interpret scripture for us. In his day, as in ours, the same scriptures inspire multiple schools of interpretation. But God commands us to listen to his Son.

I think what we see in the New Testament is a re-interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures according to the person and career of Jesus.

This is an ongoing exploration for me. I don’t know quite how to treat the Bible or the Old Testament, but I’m learning bit by bit.