Category Archives: Apostolic Use of OT

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 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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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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Scriptures on Jesus’ Regard for the Prophets

Jesus thought highly of the prophets.  He trusted them.  He believed that they spoke for His Father. Jesus modeled His own life after the prophets, and encouraged His disciples to do the same. Jesus believed everything that His Father had … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Mind

The apostles of Jesus Christ were taught by Him to read the Scriptures in a way that none of them had ever read the Scriptures before.  In a phrase, Jesus taught them to read the Scriptures according to the spirit … Continue reading

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Scriptures on Christ as Moses

It is clear from the New Testament documents that the apostles saw Jesus as the one prophesied by Moses in this passage from the Old Testament: Deuteronomy 18:15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like … Continue reading

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Apostolic Use of the Old Testament

The apostles did not preach and teach from the New Testament because it was not compiled until after they had all died.  Their authoritative text was the Old Testament.  If we don’t take this truth seriously, we will not properly … Continue reading

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Catalog of New Testament Teachings Traceable to the Old Testament

This catalog flows from the post Tracing the Old Testament Roots of New Testament Teaching. What follows is a list of New Testament verses whose ideas can first be found in the Old Testament.  The New Testament writers were, of course, not … Continue reading

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Tracing the Old Testament Roots of New Testament Teaching

New Testament teaching is rooted in Old Testament teaching.  Jesus and His apostles trusted the Scriptures of Moses and the prophets of Israel.  This dependency is most obvious in a passage like this one: Mark 12:28 One of the scribes … Continue reading

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