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New v. Old

“…in the early second century, some Christians believed that if you could not find a teaching in the ‘charters’ of the Old Testament, you should not believe it in the gospel” (Oxford Study Bible, page 129).

Funny, because in my undergrad class on hermeneutics, I remember them saying the exact opposite. The culture of interpretation has changed such that if you can’t find it in the New, you can or should discount it in the Old. (Or at least, take it with a large grain of salt.) What a transformation. What a revolution, in the literal sense.

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