Peter Enns is a leading Old Testament Scholar (Ph.D. from Harvard in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations). I enjoy reading his views concerning how we should interpret the scriptures and how they are authoritative for us today. I was blessed by this article this morning thought you might be as well.
“God lets his children tell the story.”
“The Bible is what happens when God allows his children to tell his story–which means the biblical writers told the story from their point of view, with their limitations, within the cultural context in which they wrote.”
“When children tell the story of their father or mother, parents are typically delighted by how much they get and the childlike way that they see the world. But they are also well aware that children miss a lot when they tell the story, and invariably refract the complexities of family life through their own youthful vision.”
“This is a way of understanding why the Bible behaves the way that it does. It bears the marks of the limitations of the cultures.”