Watching how the New Testament writers handled the Old Testament brought me face to face with a profound truth, that Jesus does not so much conform to the Bible, but that even the Bible, Israel’s sacred text, bends the knee to Jesus, God’s grand surprise that doesn’t follow a script.
After 30 years of studying and teaching the Bible, I can say that this topic has changed me and my students more than any other, because it gives us a glimpse at a bigger God and a deeper faith.
Even the Bible, Israel's sacred text, bends the knee to Jesus, God's grand surprise that doesn't follow a script.
If you’ve ever wondered to yourself why the New Testament writers quote the Old Testament so often . . . and why they take it out of context, then let's get started.
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“It’s hard for me to articulate how much what you write & say resonates with me. . . . I’ve been waiting since age 13 to hear this material!”
— Lisa, Billings, MT
“Cross a stand-up comic, a robust theological mind, a college professor, and a decent normal guy, and what do you get? Peter Enns."
— Brian McLaren
“Peter Enns has emerged as one of the stars of biblical interpretation for thinking Christians. With writing that is winsome, readable, and non-intimidating, he cuts a path between wooden literalism and faithless liberalism, giving us a way to read the Bible that is both faithful and intellectually credible.”
— Tony Jones
“. . . brings together the finest in current Biblical scholarship with clarity, grace and humor.”
— Robert, Victoria, Canada
“. . . unique blend of scholarly and pastoral gifts. His writing and teaching exhibit courage, humility, creativity, and faithfulness.”
– Scot, San Francisco
“. . . master teacher with immense knowledge and passion for teaching the Bible. . . . speaks in clear, accessible ways that stimulate but do not overwhelm listeners.”
– Marek, Whitemarsh, PA
Who is this program for?Jesus followers, seekers, and the ravenously curious. If the thought of looking at God, Jesus, the Bible, and faith from fresh and challenging angles excites you, this is the course for you.
No travel required.The entire Jesus and the Old Testament course is online and accessible anywhere. Meaning, all sessions will be virtual and you'll get access to downloadable files and a Slack group with other normal people from all over the world.
We Meet WeeklyClasses will be held on Monday evenings at 8:30pm EDT. (See it in your timezone here.) The first session is on April 16, 2018 and the class will continue for 6 weeks of LIVE sessions. Course Details
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University. Pete speaks and writes regularly to diverse audiences about the intersection of the ancient setting of Bible and contemporary Christian faith. He is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias, and has written, edited, and contributed to nearly 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our “Correct” Beliefs; The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan. His popular blog, The Bible for Normal People, can be found at peteenns.com.