Monday, July 29, 2013

Consuming the Word 7: The Old Testament in the New Testament

One only has to read part one, chapter two of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to get a good summary of what Hahn focuses in on in chapter 7.  It looks at how the the New Testament authors utilized the Old Testament writings.  This is essential because it shows the connection between the old and the new, promise and fulfillment.

"By virtue of their office in the nascent Church, the Apostles definitively interpreted the word of the Old Testament in light of the dispensation of the New Testament (62)."

"In the Old Testament Scriptures the entire New Testament was foreshadowed.  In the New Testament dispensation, all the Old Testament Scriptures were fulfilled.  As Saint Augustine put it: 'The New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New (62).'"


James Ignatius McAuley said...

I enjoy your site very much. Two questions:
1.) What Bible that is Catholic would provide me 4 Esdras, also known as 2 Esdras? Of course, preferably leather.
2.) Would you do a review of the Orthodox Study Bible -- it is used by Byzantine Catholics.

Thank you

Timothy said...


1) I would recommend getting either the New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha in either the RSV or NRSV translations. They both contain 2 Esdras.

2) Perhaps in the future.

James Ignatius McAuley said...

Thanks, Timothy. I have found that that most Byzantine Catholics are recommended to by the Orthodox Study bible. I have the red leather edition, which is very nice. I particularly enjoy the similarity between the old testament in the Orthodox Study Bible and the Douai Rheims old Testament. I also enjoy how similar the psalms are to the Vulgate psalms. Finally, as I have been beginning the transition to be a Byzantine Catholic, I must note it is nice to see a bible with the prayer of Manassas, which the Byzantines use in Great Compline during Lent and as a prayer for preparation for confession.
Thank you again, I shall check out the Oxford Bible you recommended.