This article discusses the renewal of theological interpretation of Scripture. The article first mentions the strength of objections to theological interpretation in the 19th century, the time when the paradigm of historical criticism was established. This is followed by a consideration of the problem of conceptualizing revelation within the Old Testament, as done by Preuss in the 20th century.
Does the New Testament use the Old Testament in a contextual manner, that is, acknowledging the literary context from where the reference is taken? The thesis of this article is that Paul’s use of Exodus 32:6 in 1 Corinthians 10:7 and the flow of the argument in 1 Corinthians 10:1–13 are best understood against the literary context of covenant making, breaking, and renewal in Exodus 19-Exodus 34.
This article examines Paul’s interpretation of the veil of Moses (Exodus 34:29-35) in 2 Corinthians 3:7-18. This application is burdened with difficulties. Garrett wants to offer a new translation and interpretation of 2 Corinthians. He starts with an examination of the narrative of Exodus 19-Exodus 34 and then analyzes 2 Corinthians 3.