Video: Exegesis, Authorial Intention, and Typology

Today’s question: “Is the task of exegesis limited to discovering the author’s original intention, or can meaning somehow overflow intention? If so, in what way? What guardrails are in place that would enable us to recognize certain readings as off-limits? A common text referenced in these discussions is Matthew 2:15’s usage of Hosea 11:1, so I’d be interested to hear your take on that as well.”

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 Responses to Video: Exegesis, Authorial Intention, and Typology

  1. Jennifer Mugrage says:

    These videos are just so great.

    The best novels also have a developing meaning similar to what you describe in Scripture … though much lesser, of course. I think that’s one reason that LOTR is so beloved. By the end, the characters are acting out their particular situations, and a sort of myth, at the very same time.

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