Recently, Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, joined me on Exegetically Speaking to lay out the importance of knowing the context of a passage to understand it. After discussing four kinds of context for exegesis, he focuses on the linguistic context. As a test case, he takes us to 1 Samuel 13:14: “the LORD sought out a man after his own heart [David].” What does that mean? Where does it come from? It might not mean what we always thought.

Dr. John Walton

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