From Typology to Doxology: Paul's Use of Isaiah and Job in Romans 11:34--35

From Typology to Doxology: Paul's Use of Isaiah and Job in Romans 11:34--35

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Synopsis:
At the end of Romans 11, Paul quotes both Isaiah and Job. As with other New Testament uses of Old Testament texts, this raises several questions. What is the context of these Old Testament passages? How are they used in other Jewish literature? What is Paul's hermeneutical warrant for using them in Romans 11? What theological use does Paul make of them? How, if at all, does their use in Romans 11 contribute to the broader discussion on the use of the Old Testament in the New? In addressing these questions, this book reveals a remarkable typological connection that climaxes in the doxology of Romans 11:33-36, exalting God's incomprehensibility, wisdom, mercy, grace, patience, independence, and sovereignty.

Endorsements:
"In the growing literature that examines how the New Testament cites the Old, this book makes its own important contribution. Writing with enviable clarity, Naselli not only carefully traces out the Old Testament background behind Romans 11:34-35, but makes a strong case for an overlooked typology that contributes a theologically rich strand to our understanding of God."
--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Surprises are in store for the reader of this book, for Naselli conducts a helpful tour of the message of Romans, Isaiah, and Job. Furthermore, he insightfully demonstrates the typological use of the Old Testament in Romans 11:34-35. This is written with an engaging style that is typically lacking in scholarly works."
--Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"This fine study fills a gap in the literature . . . It traces out Paul's reasons for doxological utterance, thereby leading readers to contemplate God in his deep knowledge, wisdom, and mystery. [It] exemplifies technical exegesis at a mature level while laying groundwork for the theological interpretation being called for today. From Typology to Doxology deserves a wide readership among all with an interest in Romans, Paul, God, or any combination of the three."
--Robert W. Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary

Author Biography:
Andy Naselli (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is research manager for D. A. Carson, administrator of the journal Themelios, and adjunct at several seminaries. He is the author of Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology (2010) and coeditor of Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism (2011).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610977692
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Andy Naselli (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is research manager for D. A. Carson, administrator of the journal Themelios, and adjunct at several seminaries. He is the author of Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology (2010) and coeditor of Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism (2011).

Table of Contents

List of Tables viii

Foreword James M. Hamilton ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Romans 11:34-35 in Context 7

3 Isaiah 40:13 in Context 39

4 Job 41:3a in Context 63

5 Textual Issues 91

6 Relevant Uses of Isaiah 40:13 and Job 41:3a in Jewish Literature 99

7 Paul's Hermeneutical Warrant for Using Isaiah 40:13 and Job 41:3a in Romans 11:34-35 117

8 Paul's Theological Use of Isaiah 40:13 and Job 41:3a in Romans 11:34-35 146

9 Conclusion 159

Bibliography 163

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