October 24, 2010

Epistle of Barnabas 5-10

These five chapters include an exposition of the doctrine of atonement which would not be out of place in a Pauline epistle, a Kabbalistic interpretation of an obscure verse from Genesis, and a remarkable allegorical treatment of the rejection of the Mosaic covenant by "the Jews"

We looked at the concepts of exegesis and eisogesis, and downloaded a piece from Wikipedia on the various forms of exegesis.