The Old Testament (that is, the Hebrew Bible) Is About Jesus Christ

Most people know that the New Testament is about Jesus Christ.  What’s less well known is that the Old Testament is about Him, too.  The Old Testament, which is also called the Hebrew Bible, also has Jesus Christ, albeit in a less explicit way, as its unifying theme.  This is the claim made by the New Testament.  See:

Matthew 5:17

Luke 18:31-34

Luke 22:37

Luke 24:25-27, 31-32, 44-48

John 1:45

John 5:39-40, 46-47

John 12:16

Acts 3:18-26

Acts 8:26-35

Acts 13:26-41 (especially Acts 13:32-33)

Acts 26:22-23

Acts 28:23

Romans 1:1-10

Romans 3:21-26 (Note that the Law and Prophets bear witness to the things of Christ)

Romans 16:25-27

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (Note: “according to the Scriptures” in verses 3 and 4)

Galatians 3:24-26

2 Timothy 3:14-15 (Note: “the sacred writings” are, of course, the Scriptures – the Hebrew Bible)

1 Peter 1:10-12

Revelation 19:10

To take this a step further, the Old Testament is not only about Jesus Christ, it is about His suffering and glory.  That is, when God made promises about His Messiah, He did so in terms of how Messiah would suffer and how He would be glorified.  For this reason, it was hard for people to understand how all the prophecies fit together until they saw them fulfilled in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.  For more on this, see The Old Testament (that is, the Hebrew Bible) Is About Jesus Christ – His Suffering and Glory.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.

 

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