Silva's primary purpose in this essay is to focus on the question of how and why the apostle Paul brings these specific Old Testament quotations together as he does in Galatians 3:6-14. In the process he presents an exegesis of the passage and reflects upon the hermeneutics involved in the New Testament's use of the Old.
This article is a critical reading and response to James Barr's book Fundamentalism. The main focus of the article is on evangelical scholarship's doctrine of Scripture and the way it gives shape to its interpretation of Scripture. Silva reflects further on the misrepresentations Barr makes of evangelical understandings of the nature of Scripture.