Westminster Seminars

Event details

  • Sunday | October 21, 2018
  • 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Galbreath Chapel
  • 412-835-6630

How Did Jesus Fulfill the “Law and Prophets”?
Jerome Creach and Steven Tuell, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

This series of seminars will explore what Jesus meant when he said he had not come to abolish the law and the prophets but to fulfill them. The question essentially is how Jesus related to and understood the Old Testament. If he did not overturn the major tenets of the Hebrew scriptures, then how are we to understand the enduring meaning of restrictive laws and violent passages in the Old Testament? In these four weeks we will look closely at what “the law and the prophets” contained and how Jesus guides us to read them.

October 21 – The Shema, the Greatest Commandment
October 28 –Isaiah 40:1-11 and the Coming of Jesus the Messiah

Dr. Jerome Creach is the Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he has served churches in Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Jerome is the author of five books and numerous articles on the Old Testament. Jerome is married Page Creach, who is also a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). They have two grown children.

Dr. Steven Tuell is the James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, he has served churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Virginia. Steve has written numerous articles and several books on the Hebrew Bible, most recently a new commentary on Nahum through Malachi, and is now working on a book on Creation in Scripture. He and his wife Wendy live in the North Hills and have three grown sons.