That is why they wrote the epistles in the NT.Besides being a false dichotomy, your remark here has the context of my post completely backwards. I was advancing the notion that the apostles had a fuller understanding of the promises that God made and their fulfillments than did the prophets and leaders of the Hebrew Bible.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
But we are here because ...
John Milton said:
I think the proper approach is to recognize that God revealed more of himself and his plans as time passed and to interpret the passages that need to be interpreted with this in mind.
The fact that you want to interpret what God has already revealed, says a lot.
Fair enough but the discussion is not about them...Some of the latter group might not have even understood the full significance of the predictions that they had made.
I didn't expect you to be going back to prophets and leaders who didn't fully understand when the passage in question is in the NTYou’ve completely reversed what I said.