Alma, Parthenos, Virgin

John Ronning ronning at nis.za
Mon Nov 1 13:39:09 EST 1999


jim west wrote:

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>
> >John
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> You have confused typology - which is the act of finding OT prototypes for
> NT events or ideas- for inner biblical interpretation.  One is
> intertestamental and the other is intratestamental.
>
>

Michael Fishbane refers to OT "typologies of an historical nature," as a kind of
inner-biblical interpretation (Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel [Oxford: The
Clarendon Press, 1985], 358-68).  You might want to write to him concerning his
mistaken terminology.

I dare not ask why "intertestamental" doesn't qualify as "inner biblical."

John






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