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Intertextuality and historical approaches to the use of Scripture in the New Testament

Steve Moyise
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 26, No 2 | a235 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v26i2.235 | © 2005 Steve Moyise | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 October 2005 | Published: 03 October 2005

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In a previous article in this journal (2002:418-31), I offered a taxonomy of five ways that the term “intertextuality” is being used in biblical studies. In this article, I wish to clarify the relationship between intertextuality and historical approaches to the use of Scripture in the New  Testament. I take as a case study the use of Isaiah 8:12-13 in 1 Peter 3:14-15 and conclude that historical and literary approaches both have an important role to play in elucidating the meaning of this text. I also take the opportunity of responding to some of the arguments put forward by critics of intertextuality.


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