S3E30: The Eschatological Metanarrative of the Psalms: An Interview with David Mitchell, part 2

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In this episode we continue our interview with David Mitchell, Biblical scholar and pastoral musician. We explore some of the eschatological themes found in the Psalms and how these play out in the prophetic literature. We also look at the themes of the Psalms in apocalyptic literature, which give context to the New Testament’s quotations of the Psalms, especially Psalm 110.

Show notes:

  • The central eschatological themes found in the Psalter (2:18)
  • How do you see the Psalter’s effect on the late prophetic material or on the prophetic material in general? (7:59)
  • How do you see these ideas projecting forward into 2nd temple/apocalyptic literature? (12:48)
  • How do you see these eschatological ideas of the psalms continued in the New Testament? (19:50)
  • Psalm 110, Hebrews 10, and Melchizedek (26:26)
  • A discussion on David’s writings (34:52)
  • The prophetic nature of the Psalms and the academic motivation to keep them in history (43:22)