Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, is hosting a Symposium on Tuesday evening, April 24, on the topic, “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Can and Should We Read the Old Testament the Way the New Testament Authors Did?” Dr. Matt Harmon (pictured), associate professor of New Testament, will be the featured speaker.
Harmon received his Ph.D. from Wheaton College and joined the Grace faculty in August 2006. He specializes in the theology of Paul, especially as represented in the book of Galatians.
Dr. Harmon will address the vexing issue of the quotations and citations of the Old Testament in the New. Anyone who reads the New Testament recognizes that the Hebrew Scriptures were important to the early Christians. But some of the ways the authors used the Old Testament seem strange to modern ears, even to the point of being arbitrary.
So how do we understand the quotations from the Old Testament? Can we read the text in the same way? And if we can, should we? Dr. Harmon’s talk will explore these questions and offer significant insights.
The Symposium will be held in Ashman Chapel in McClain Hall, April 24, at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will follow.