Beale addresses the New Testament uses of the Old Testament that appear to have a meaning inconsistent with the original meaning of the original context. Examples are: John 19:36 claiming to be a fulfillment of Exodus 12:46, and Hosea 11:1 in Matthew 2:15. Beale argues that Old Testament writers knew more about the topic of their speech act than only the explicit meaning expressed. The relationship between explicit and implicit meaning is explored. He makes use of the concept of cognitive peripheral knowledge to makes his position clear. E.D. Hirsch and Michael Polanyi function as discussion partners.
Source: Westminster Theological Journal, 2014. 31 pages.