Forthcoming: Evans & Johnston, Searching the Scriptures

I'm excited to see that Bloomsbury T&T Clark has put up a webpage for a new volume due out this August edited by Craig A. Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston titled Searching the Scriptures: Studies in Context and Intertextuality. Why? Well, I wrote chapter 14! It's been quite a while since I composed it, so I can't remember if it is any good, but I hope it is a valuable contribution to the book. If I remember correctly, my essay was short. This is the blurb:

This work critically engages the hermeneutical methods used to analyse the New Testament writings, so that the lenses through which studies of the texts have been traditionally viewed can be revised. Jeremy Hultin contributes an article on the rhetorical use of the chosen citations by Jewish rabbis in their commentary on scripture, while Mark Gignilliat writes on the potential implications for viewing Old Testament Scripture in the manner of the early Church exegetes and theologians. With these two contributions providing a frame for the other chapters, the essays explore a range of topics including the significance of the number 42 in Matthew; the study of Wisdom in Matthew, the extent to which the four gospels are underlined by Hebrew material, if any; the use of Hebrew material in shaping New Testament writings; and the uses of Scripture in the letters of Paul and the letters to the Hebrews.

Read separately, these articles provide fascinating insights and revisions to established ideas on intertextuality between the Old/Hebrew Bible and the New Testament writings. Taken together, the collection presents a solid argument for the fundamental revision of our current hermeneutical practice in Biblical Studies.

And this is the Table of Contents:

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction

General Studies
1: Singing Women and Promised Seed Isaiah 54: 1-3 as Christian Scripture  
Mark S. Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School, USA

2: Genesis Rabbah 48:1-6: Reflections on Thematic Unity and Exegetical Method  
Jeremy F. Hultin, Murdoch University, Australia

Studies in the Gospels
3: Metaphorty-Two? The Wilderness and the People of God in Matthew 1: 1-17  
Jason B. Hood, Christ United Methodist Church, USA

4: “The Rejection of Wisdom's Call": Matthew's use of Proverbs 1:20-33 in the Parable of Children in the Marketplace (Matthew 11:16-19/Luke 7: 31-35)  
Brian C. Dennert, Loyola University, USA

5: John, Elijah and Naboth: What Does 1 Kings 21 Have to do with Matthew 14?  
Jesse Rainbow, Harvard University, USA

6: Jesus as a Nazarite in Mark 14:25 Par., and Joseph's Reunion Meal in Judaic Tradition  
Roger D. Aus, Lutherkirchengemeinde Alt-Reinickendorf, Germany

7: The Hebrew Scriptures in the Third Gospel  
R. Steven Notley, Nyack College, USA and Jeffrey Garcia, New York University, USA

8: Intertextual Wisdom: Luke 12:13-34 and the Sapiental Conversation on Death and Possessions  
Matthew S. Rindge, Gonzaga University, USA

9: Jesus said "Keep the Commandments" and the Rich Man asked "Which Ones?" The Decalogue as a Law Summary in the Story of the Rich Man  
Diane Hakala, University of Cambridge, UK

10: They Shall Look Upon the One they have Pierced: Intertextuality, Intra-textuality, and Anti-Judaism in John 19:37  
Ruth Sheridan, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Studies in the Letters  
11: Toward a Theory of Narrative Transformation: The Importance of Both Contexts in Paul's Scriptural Citations  
J. R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological University, USA

12: Dominical Shame Tradition in Paul: An Allusion (Rom 1:16) to Jesus' Use of Shame Language (Mark 8: 38) from the Book of Daniel  
Yongbom Lee, Los Angeles Antioch Presbyterian Church, USA

13: 'We Know that Whatever Law SAys…': Romans 3:9–20 as a Narrative Utilization of Intertextuality Developing its own Theory of Intertextuality  
Alain Gignac, Universite de Montreal, Canada

14: Crushing Satan: Genesis 2-3 in Romans 16: 17-20A  
Brian LePort, University of Bristol, UK

15: The Convergence of Adamic and Merkabah Traditions in the Christology of Hebrews  
Silviu N. Bunta, University of Dayton, USA

Bibliography  
Index

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