Episode 2: Intertextuality and the Old Testament in the New Testament with Mario Melendez

In this episode of the Engaging the New Testament podcast, we will be exploring intertextuality. Basically, “intertextuality” means the use of one text or set of texts in another text, like when someone in a movie or on a website quotes someone else or purposely says something to remind you of another work, person, or event. Specifically, we will be looking at the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. This vast topic can be quite dense and complex, but Dr. Mario Melendez of Oklahoma Baptist University has joined me to break down the topic for us. Dr. Melendez teaches Hebrew and Old Testament at OBU, but his research often crosses the boundaries between the Old and New Testament writings. His dissertation involved the use of Habakkuk 2:4 in the New Testament, and he is currently producing a series of books for reading through portions of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament for Glossa House. He is also the author of Third Culture Faithful and regularly is invited to speak on issues of multi-ethnic ministry.

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