The Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament

  Conveners: Gareth Cockerill, Creig Marlowe      Email conveners

This study group explores various themes related to the nature of the relationship between the Old Testament and New Testament and their function as Christian Scripture independently and inter-textually. A scholarly approach is applied to both traditional and trendy views.

This research group focuses on a variety of related issues such as, but not limited to: (1) the way in which the Old Testament prepares for the New and the New Testament appropriates the Old. (2) the use made of various Old Testament passages in the New, (3) the way in which various New Testament writers interpret the Old, and (4) the way in which Christians have understood the unity of the Bible and the continuing relevance of the Old Testament.

Creighton Marlowe (co-chair; moderator), Associate Professor of Old Testament, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
Welcome and Introduction to the Topic (5 min)
Introduction of New Co-Chairs for 2022-: Old Testament and New Testament (5 min)

Gareth L. Cockerill (co-chair), Professor Emeritus of New Testament & Biblical Theology
Sinai in the Letter to the Hebrews: God Speaks Today (20 min)

Dana M. Harris 
Associate Professor of  New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Hebrews as a Hermeneutical Lens on the Old Testament (20 min)

J. David Stark, Winnie and Cecil May Jr Biblical Research Fellow, Kearley Graduate School of Theology, Faulkner University
Productive Prejudgments in Hebrews’s Hermeneutic: A Method and Test Case (20 min)

Ardel B. Caneday , Emeritus Professor of New Testament & Greek; University of Northwestern – St. Paul) 
The Exegetical Significance of the Old Testament’s Silence in the Case of Melchizedek’s Ancestry and Progeny in Genesis 14 (20 min)

Q&A with Panel of Speakers (15-20 min)

Business: Plans for 2022 and Future requests (10 min)