The Old Testament Background

  title={The Old Testament Background},
  author={Michael J Wilkins},
One of the striking features of going to the Old Testament for help in understanding the background of μαθητής is the absence of discipleship terminology. Karl H. Rengstorf, on the basis of his observation that there is an absence of "disciple" termz"nology in the Old Testament, concludes that there is a corresponding absence of the concept of discipleship as well. In addition, he contends that since the "ideal" of discipleship in the Old Testament is that between Israel and Yahweh, to be the… CONTINUE READING