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Is it right to think that the Old Testament expects a Messiah? Many would answer yes, but perhaps the next question is more pointed and the answer ever more complex: in what way does the Old Testament expect a Messiah? Is the Old Testament full of direct and exclusive prophecies of an individual Messiah, or are the predictions less direct? And if indirect, then how are they legitimately Messianic? Or is it better to conclude that the NT authors illegitimately ripped OT passages out of their original context, claiming fulfilment in Jesus? This is no doubt a thorny issue, and Darrell Johnston, Herbert Bateman IV, and Darrell Bock recognised that their “median approach” (p30) offers a way forward. This is the motive behind the joint effort Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King.
Is there a future for national Israel? What Biblical right (if any) does the nation have to the promised land today? Whatever view one takes on this issue, the best arguments must be heard. Back in October last year Chosen People Ministries brought together some of the best scholars who argue for a continuing place for the nation of Israel and the land in God’s future plans. Issues such as hermeneutics, Jewish evangelism, and the teaching of individual books of the Bible are addressed by scholars such as Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, John Feinberg and Michael Vlach.
Well, my interviews on Premillennialism are now over. I hope they have been informative and thought provoking, they certainly have been for me. I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased by the positive feedback and appreciate all the extra traffic!
Well, duking it out is not quite accurate, but it’s a catchy title! For this part of the interview, I asked, “if you could ask ___ any question, what would it be?” I then gave them a chance to respond. Here’s how the questions work out.
This is the third part of our interviews on Premillennialism. Introducing our second view, Progressive Dispensationalism, is Dr. Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary.