Joshua Davis gives a deft summary of J. Louis Martyn’s understanding of Pauline theology in the introduction to Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn, which . . . . Continue Reading »

Saving God

Yahweh bares His arm so that the nations can see the “salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10; Heb. yeshu’at-elohenu). The genitive seems obviously to refer to the salvation that God . . . . Continue Reading »

Christus Victor

The nations will be saved. They will come to the light (Isaiah 60:3). How? We can work backward through Isaiah.They come into the light that shines from Israel. That light is the light of Yahweh . . . . Continue Reading »

Christ the Head

In his contribution to From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective, Henri Blocher suggests that emphasizing Christ’s . . . . Continue Reading »

Breaking Dawn

If Judah keeps Yahweh’s fast, a new day will dawn (Isaiah 58:8). In the Hebrew, the promise is announced in two tiny chiasms: A. then shall break out B. as dawn C. your light C’. and your . . . . Continue Reading »