A New Testament Biblical Theology

G.K. Beale displays his understanding of the New Testament's storyline in his book, A New Testament Biblical Theology. Biblical scholars regularly dispute what the exact nature of "biblical theology" actually is. For example, is biblical theology an attempt to find the "center" of the Bible or the tracing of certain themes from beginning to end? Beale … Continue reading A New Testament Biblical Theology

Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Eden as Temple, Chapter 2, Pt. 3

This post continues the discussion of G.K. Beale's book, The Temple and the Church's Mission. As we finish summarizing chapter two, we will look at Beale's arguments for believing that Eden was a temple mountain-sanctuary. This part of Beale's work has been especially influential on biblical scholars. Peter Gentry follows many of Beale's conclusions about Eden as … Continue reading Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Eden as Temple, Chapter 2, Pt. 3

Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 2, Pt. 2

This is the third installment of the series, Blogging Beale, working through G.K. Beale's work, The Temple and the Church's Mission.  From now on, the posts will be in Q&A format, summarizing Beale's arguments. Part one. Part two.  Chapter 2: The Cosmic Significance of Temples in the Old Testament, Pt. 2 How does the priest's robe relate … Continue reading Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 2, Pt. 2

Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 2

This is the second installment of the series, Blogging Beale, working through G.K. Beale's work, The Temple and the Church's Mission.  From now on, the posts will be in Q&A format, summarizing Beale's arguments.  Chapter 2: The Cosmic Symbolism of Temples in the Old Testament Why do pagan temples resemble Israel’s temples? It is due, in part, … Continue reading Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 2

Blogging G.K. Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 1

G.K. Beale's groundbreaking work, The Temple and the Church's Mission, is worth close interaction, even if you ultimately disagree with his conclusions. The book is massive and dense with Scripture. So slogging through all of the details is hard work. But I think it's worth it because Beale's book unlocks many things which were previously a … Continue reading Blogging G.K. Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Chapter 1