This has been simmering on the back-boiler for a while, and now is the time for sharing. It is a (hopefully!) comprehensive rebuttal of Penal Substitution from a purely Scriptural point of view, rather than examining the logical inconsistencies*.
It is primarily aimed at encouraging those who have been taught Penal Substitution to openly examine the Gospel narratives for themselves. It has a flow: providing logical follow-on questions and a response to each.
It may also encourage those who are uncomfortable with Penal Substitution to realise they are on far more solid ground Scripturally!
Feel free to share with others if you find it helpful.
* For a good logical argument, I recommend this post: https://vaporsinthewind.com/2018/04/03/10-reasons-why-i-have-rejected-penal-substitution/
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Did you know that you can read the Septuagint online for free? A new English version has been made available. My only caveat is that it is very slightly “liberal” in some of the word choices. But that aside, it is a fantastic resource (although each book is a separate PDF).