Zigzagging through Deep Waters: A Guide to Brevard Childs's Canonical Exegesis of Scripture

Dennis T. Olson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2009

Issue: Canon (Vol. 29, No 4, Fall, 2009)

Brevard Childs’s canonical approach to Scripture assumes that the Bible has been deliberately shaped and edited to makes its witness accessible to future generations as an ongoing word from God. Interpreting the Bible, therefore, involves a deep and careful engagement with the details of particular texts in the expectation of encountering, thereby, the word of the living God.

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