Leonard Goppelt’s Birthday

On the 6th of November, 1911, New Testament exegete and Theologian Leonhard Goppelt was born.  His contributions to New Testament studies are impressive and cover everything from the use of the Old Testament by the New to commentary to New Testament theology.  He was an exceptionally learned man.

The good news is that he is finally – though belatedly – coming to the public’s attention.  A fine biography was published a few years back and last year a conference was held which discussed his work.  And now, a Festschrift!

I’ve posted various bits and pieces on Goppelt over time and those posts are available here.  I hope you’ll spend some time today reading a bit of Goppelt.  My first encounter with him was through his amazing Typos: The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament in the New.  That book…  wow.  A real eye opener.

At any rate- Happy Goppelt Day!