Category Archives: Intertextuality

In the Old Testament God Makes Promises; In the New Testament, He Keeps Them

The Old Testament documents the promises God made regarding Messiah and the redemption of creation.  The New Testament documents how God kept those promises. Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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The Old Testament Was a Mystery; The New Testament Was Its Revelation

What the prophets wrote in mystery, the apostles wrote in revelation.  That is, the promises of Messiah, which came riddle-like from the prophets, were declared in bold relief by the apostles as fulfilled. In other words, the Old Testament begs for … Continue reading

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The Apostles Were Not Trying to Be Original

The apostles of Jesus Christ were not trying to be original with their teaching.  They were loyal Jews who were merely trying to relate the understanding of the Scriptures given to them by their fellow loyal Jew – Jesus – … Continue reading

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The Book of 2 Samuel Quoting the Book of Judges

2 Samuel 11:21 ‘Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?’–then you shall … Continue reading

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I Will Bring You Back to the Place from Where I Sent You into Exile

Jeremiah 29:14 ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I … Continue reading

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The Apostles Did Not Wish They Had New Testaments

The only Bible that the apostles had was what we call the Old Testament.  Nevertheless, we never see the apostles lamenting that their Scriptures were insufficient. Of course, we need the New Testament because that’s how we hear the apostles’ … Continue reading

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Eve’s Sin Was a Failure to Trust

If you read Genesis 3, you’ll see why Paul says (in 1 Timothy 2:14) “the woman was deceived.”  The serpent begins the deception by raising doubts in Eve’s mind about God’s instruction concerning trees and fruit (actually given in Genesis … Continue reading

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Isaiah 49:8 – Christ Has Brought About the Day of Salvation

Isaiah 49:8 Thus says the LORD, “In a favorable time I have answered You, And in a day of salvation I have helped You; And I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people, To restore … Continue reading

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Isaiah 49:6 – Messiah Was a Light of Revelation to the Gentiles

Is 49:6 He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the … Continue reading

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See “Strong and Courageous” in Both Testaments

We know that the apostles taught from what we call the Old Testament.  Just how deeply the Old Testament texts permeated their common and individual consciousnesses, however, is not always plain to see.  It’s certainly plain when the apostles quote … Continue reading

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