Five Views on Interpretation

Stanley Porter and Beth Stovell have compiled essays that present various approaches to the task of interpretation. Though “students and scholars alike struggle to differentiate between the meaning of terms like biblical exegesis, interpretation and hermeneutics,” their book focuses on hermeneutics in reference to biblical interpretation (9–10). Many of the books in this area tend…

Goldsworthy and the Exodus

Graeme Goldsworthy has a tremendous gift for tying the various parts of the biblical story to the metanarrative of the whole Bible. In According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, Goldsworthy provides an introduction to biblical theology. He attempts to show how the idea of God’s kingdom (God’s people, living in God’s…