Shelf Life Book Review: The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture

Matthew James Hamilton

The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture
Baker Academic, 2012


Steve Moyise follows up his Jesus and Scripture and Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with this third volume, which focuses on Old Testament quotations and allusions in the later New Testament books of Acts, 1 Peter, Jude, 2 Peter, James, Hebrews and Revelation. Moyise highlights quotations or allusions in each book to demonstrate that Acts, James and 1 Peter use Scripture in a traditional way, while Hebrews and Revelation employ it more innovatively. For each quotation, Moyise explains its use in the passage of origin, as well as elsewhere in the New Testament and in early Christian tradition. He also offers extensive discussion of the quotations and allusions to Jewish literature from the Second Temple period (516 BC–AD 70).

With helpful endnotes, a bibliography, an author and subject index, and Scripture references—all found in separate appendices—this book helps us understand how New Testament writers viewed and understood Old Testament passages.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 5 No. 1