Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

Richard B. Hays
Baylor University Press
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Echoes of Scripture

Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, has written a new book on the ways in which the four canonical Evangelists employed Israel’s scriptural texts in their narratives about Jesus in the New Testament.

The book, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels, is being published in June by Baylor University Press. In this major study, Hays chronicles the dramatically different ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture and reveals that their diverse readings were as complementary as they were faithful.

In this sequel to his 1989 book, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, he highlights the theological consequences of the Gospel writers’ distinctive hermeneutical approaches and asks what it might mean for contemporary readers to read Scripture through the eyes of the Evangelists.

Hays, who served as the dean of the Divinity School from 2010 to 2015, is an internationally recognized scholar for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics.