Violence in the Old Testament: a conversation with John Walton

The Christian’s Relationship to the Old Testament: Great Interview

Questions That Matter

Below you will find an interview I had the great honor of conducting with Old Testament scholar and author Dr. John Walton whose NIV commentary on Genesis I personally and enthusiastically recommend. The interview has to do with the relationship between the Old Testament (OT) and New Testament (NT) for Christians.

Enjoy!

Many Christians are in the fog concerning the relationship of the OT with that of the New. What are your own thoughts on this? How are believers to think and talk about how the OT relates to the New?

John: The Old Testament is the essential introduction to the plans and purposes of God as he initiated them in creation and covenant. The New Testament brings new focus to the Old as God’s plans and purposes take shape in the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the Church. They work together to unfold God’s plans…

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