Month: September 2012

New Testament Quotations of the Old Testament

The Old Testament is quoted many, many times in the New Testament. Number of quotations from the OT: 1644 NT uses OT on average once every 3 verses! Most frequently quoted books: Isaiah (412) , Psalms (410), Exodus (240), Genesis (238) What are the implications of this? It helps to justify that Christianity does naturally follow on from the Hebrew Bible. Christianity must be one of the very few religions, coming after a previous religion, that fully accepts what came before it. So many religions come after another religion, say they are the true fulfilment of that religion but...

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Welcome to the Old Testament

I have recently had more time on my hands and am going to get into theology more seriously. I have just received my new module: Introduction to The Old Testament from London School of Theology. So here we go… First thing to think about – Jesus read and used the OT. 1] The OT had power in it to help Jesus overcome the evil one (Matthew 4). So it’s not something old and lifeless. 2] The important events in Jesus’ life – his birth, ministry, life, death and resurrection are all foretold in the OT. This is something that all...

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