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A recent search of Academia.edu found over 89,000 papers considering how the New Testament authors used the Old Testament.
Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) is sometimes considered a champion for promoting the idea of sensus plenior (the hidden meaning of scripture) because he recognized that the language of the Bible was often intended to be used figuratively. Unfortunately, he is the source of many errors adopted by interpreters who followed. Sensus plenior – the deeper meaning of scripture.
Augustine's fundamental error was the proposition that God spoke to man in stories in order that the most simple, among fallen men, could understand what he wished to communicate. Lu 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
This is contrary to what Jesus said. Jesus hid the true meaning from them. He even hid the meaning from his disciples until after the cross. The mystery was hidden until it was revealed in and by Christ. Meaning of parables hidden from disciples
Modern theologians speak of sensus plenior as the deeper meaning that God intended, but which was unknown to the human author. Many do not believe that sensus plenior exists, and many others are agnostic about it but suggest that we are unable or forbidden from discerning it.
For the many, it is easy to dismiss or forbid that which they do not comprehend. This blog is dedicated to making sensus plenior plain. Re 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, …

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