In a discussion in how we need to use context to define short passages, a critic writes:
Did Christ and the writers of scripture violate your reading comprehension rules when they quoted scripture?
I respond (edited):
The writers of the New Testament engaged in a lot of near quoting of the Old Testament. This is not exact quoting but using parallel concepts. Basically every single Matthew prophecy is this. Paul quotes Hosea as applying to Gentiles when in context it applies to Jews.
Let’s examine this passage:
Rom 9:25 As He says also in Hosea: “I WILL CALL THEM MY PEOPLE, WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, AND HER BELOVED, WHO WAS NOT BELOVED.”
How is this used in Romans?
How is this used in Hosea?
Who do they refer to in each passage?