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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Robert Burkett

Once again, it is interesting to hear that despite a Protestant upbringing, the explicit terminology of “supersessionism” was never used. I agree that in Christianity, the impact of the New Covenant is predominantly emphasized because it seems most relevant to us. I also have an appreciation for the commentary of Rabbis when it comes to the supplementing interpretations of various books of the Old Testament, particularly Jewish commentary on the Book of Genesis that sheds light on evolution within the context of the Genesis creation story.