Aug 27, 2021

A Biblical Theology of David and Goliath

Jason Hood has a very interesting treatment treatment here of the David and Goliath story (1 Sam 17). His biblical theology treatment is interesting and even persuasive. But, I am wrestling with how his approach is different from the allegorical approaches that he rejects at the beginning of the article. I see two differences. First, Hood replaces anthropocentric allegorical approaches with what he sees as a theocentric biblical theology approach. Second, he approaches the David and Goliath within the broader story of the Bible whereas some other popular allegorical approaches fall outside of the biblical story line. But some of Hood's connections, his tracing of the biblical theology, seem a bit of a stretch for me. In any case, the article is worth checking out.

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