Goldingay: The Church and Israel

The church relates to God on the basis of the fact that Yhwh had been at work in Israel; “salvation is from the Jews” (John 4:22). The church can never grow out of or escape its indebtedness to the Jewish people. Yhwh’s relationship with Israel remains the model for Yhwh’s relationship with the church.

John Goldingay, Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Psalms 90–150, ed. Tremper Longman III, vol. 3 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006), 124.

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