Context and Word of God

Boy, if you don’t read one of your favorite blogs for a week you can miss something good. Take the fact that I missed a gem of a post by Rabbi Carl Kinbar on MIdrashEtc.

His launching point is a comment by Larry Hurtado, New Testament professor at the University at Edinburgh, and a well-respected scholar. Hurtado considers the two extreme positions about the Bible and its relation to the context of its time. Let me cite his words and then clarify for those who might not grasp what Hurtado is getting at:

At one end of the continuum you have extreme

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