The Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament

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. For further information contact Creig Marlowe ( and Gareth (Gary) Cockerill (cockerill.

2020 Theme: Reading the NT “Backward” or Reading the OT “Forward”: the NT as a Guide for the Contemporary Use of the Old

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  • Creighton Marlowe, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Introduction (5 min)
  • Gary Schnittjer, Cairn University
    Like Parent, Like Offspring: Old Testament Use of Scripture and New Testament Use of Scripture
    (20 min)
  • Andre Villeneuve, Azusa Pacific University
    Covenant and Betrothal: Echoes of Sinai at the Wedding at Cana
    (20 min)
  • J. Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
    Herod as Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar: A ‘Political’ Reading of the Prophets in Matthew’s Infancy Narrative
    (20 min)
  • Ben Ribbens, Trinity Christian College
    Hebrews as Participatory Exegesis of the Old Testament
    (20 min)
  • Discussion (25 min)
  • Business Meeting (10 min)