Reading the Bible Intertextually

Review

As recent scholarship has shown, no text is an island. Meaning is dependent on establishing precisely how one text is to be related to others and what text will legitimately count as a basis of intertextual conversation. This volume presents a wide range of options on this important question and will provide important grist for the mill for those interested in biblical hermeneutics. — Gary A. Anderson, Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, University of Notre Dame
The problem of the use of the Old Testament among New Testament writers is as tangled and knotty as it is perennial. Pushing beyond the simple equation “one text, one meaning,” this collection of essays invigorates the discussion with methodological rigor, notable readings of biblical texts, and engaging extensions of these fresh interpretive proposals beyond the biblical canon itself. — Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary
This welcome collection of essays marks a noteworthy contribution to the study of intertextual dimensions of biblical interpretation. While conventional criticism focuses on quotations and direct allusion, these essays advance the convincing case that biblical authors can be understood more soundly, more richly, by attending to the elusive intertextual resonances that affect the texts they composed. Readers sensitive to intertextual effects will applaud these essays both for their theoretical exploration and for the interpretations that the essays venture. — A. K. M. Adam, Professor of New Testament, Bowdoin College

About the Editors

Richard B. Hays (Ph.D., Emory University) is Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School. He is the author of seven books; his most recent publications include The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture (2005), The Art of Reading Scripture, Editor (2003), and The Faith of Jesus Christ: The Narrative Substructure of Galatians 3:1-4:11, 2nd ed. (2002).

Stefan Alkier (Ph.D., Bonn) is Professor of New Testament and the History of the Early Church, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main. His past books include Zeichen aus Text und Stein: Studien auf dem Weg zu einer Archäologie des Neuen Testaments (with Jürgen Zangenberg, 2003), Wunder und Wirklichkeit in den Briefen des Apostels Paulus: Ein exegetischer Beitrag zu einem Wunderverständnis jenseits von Entmythologisierung und Rehistorisierung (2001), and Urchristentum: zur Geschichte und Theologie einer exegetischen Disziplin (1993).

Leroy A. Huizenga (Ph.D., Duke University) is Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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