In Bible interpretation - the accusation is that the OT was often read anachronistically:
i.e. reading the NT back into the OT
the opponents against this stand by the fact that the OT is Christian Scripture - and therefore they are reading what is already there - and explicitly meant to be there
actually, I think the problem is we don't read Scripture relationally - as though the same Person(s) is speaking
and we have the knowledge that this Person(s) does not change
so in theory - we should read Scripture contextually (more about within the setting, rather than the 'extent of the revelation'), and then apply it both currently, exponentially in to the future, and anachronistically impose it onto the past - since the goal is to find out about the character of God Who does not change
it is also understanding the basis of the fact that humanity is inherently the same at the core - sinful - and we merely see differential expressions of sin (and faith) according to culture
What do you think?