A number of years ago there was a lot of debate in certain circles in the UK revolving around these topics: the degree to which Christ/the Trinity is explicitly present in the OT; the nature of the Angel of the Lord; relatedly the object of believers’ faith in the OT (did OT saints trust consciously and explicitly in the Son?); the degree to which revelation is progressive from the OT to the NT. A lot of these threads were explored in the Blackham-Goldsworthy debate: http://www.theologian.org.uk/bible/blackham.html
What are your views on these topics? Some more specific questions might be:
– Does the OT, read on its own terms, clearly present a unipersonal God or a binitatian/Trinitarian God? Or does it murkily present the latter?
– How were OT believers saved? Through explicit faith in the Son, or through other means?
– Who is the Angel of the Lord?
Within my discussion, I reference Meredith Kline’s Images of the Spirit, which I’ve also recently summarized here. I also mention Echoes of Exodus.
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Any chance we can get your podcast on Google Play Music?
Not until Google makes it possible to publish podcasts on Google Play Music in the UK.
I guess I’ll have to wait until you move stateside. I don’t think Google is going to listen to me ;).
It’s not just the Angel of the Lord, but also the Word of the Lord. Genesis 15 and 1 Sam 3 are clear examples where the Word appears visibly and is identified with Yahweh (cf. John 1:1).