Old Testament Essays

  • Covenant In The Old Testament

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    Old Testament Covenants In the Old testament you see God making a lot of promises. During Biblical times these were called Covenants. A Covenant is an “Arrangement between two parties involving mutual obligations; especially the arrangement that established the relationship between God and his people, expressed in grace first with Israel and then with the church. Through that covenant God has conveyed to humanity the meaning of human life and salvation Covenant is one of the central themes of the

  • Malachi: The Last Prophetic Book In The Old Testament

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    Book of Malachi The Book of Malachi is the last prophetic book in the Old Testament. The book does not provide dates or references to actual people or events, thus it is unknown when the book was truly written. However, since the book uses a specific term for “governor,” historians believe that the book was written after the Judeans return to Judah after being held captive by the Babylonians (Access Bible, 1300). The book was written to correct the behaviors of the Judeans in their relationships

  • Pre-Millennialism In The Old Testament

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    God made with Israel” . In this paper, however, the position that will be defended is pre-millennial view. To help us get a grasp of this discussion, let us look at the biblical history of premillennialism in the Old Testament. BIBLICAL HISTORY OF PREMILLENNIALISM IN THE OLD TESTAMENT A good student

  • The Old Testament: The Book Of Esther

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    various historical anecdotes in the Bible as well as the overarching theme of the Bible. Although the Bible has sixty-books written by approximately forty authors in a span of over 2,000 years (Roberts, 2002, p. 14), the Old Testament has remained 95% accurate, and the New Testament has remained 97% accurate (Stokes & Lewis). Subsequently, while reading the Bible exactly as you would any other book is extremely important, so is knowing the historical context and authors of any specific book in the

  • Foreshadowing In The Old Testament

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    sections, the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament tells of the time before Jesus Christ comes into the world. On the other hand, the New Testament tells of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people view the Old and New Testament as being totally separate parts of the bible. The view point of these two different sections may be somewhat true for certain subjects, such as the list of unclean animals and the covenant associated with circumcision. However, the Old Testament actually

  • Why Christians Should Read Old Testament

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    April Glisson Old Testament Section 14 Kim Devore November 29, 2015 Why Should We Read The Old Testament? There are many reasons why we should read the Old Testament and one reason is that it establishes a base for the events and lessons found in the New Testament. Also, the Bible shares how God did not fully demonstrate legal or theological and other knowledge to humanity at the start. Relatively, God slowly exposed the truths over a long period of time, leading humanity to be able to understand

  • The Pentateuch: The Covenant Of The Old Testament

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    The Old Testament, as opposed to the New Testament, shows many different sides of God. God is characterized as challenging, spiteful, or even vengeful in some of the stories of the Old Testament. Instead of teaching the concepts of love and forgiveness, the Old Testament emphasizes sacrifice and how it is required to live a life of faith. The Pentateuch introduces the covenants made between God and certain individuals in which, through fulfilling the tasks that God asks of them, they are granted

  • Old Testament Theology Of Hesed

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    Brent Braunberger BTH 530 Old Testament Theology Dr. Cotton Spring, 2003 The Old Testament Theology of Hesed I. Introduction A. The three most common words used for love in OT. 1. Ahab (250 times) – can include romantic, fraternal and divine love. Is spontaneous and out-flowing love, in contrast to love arising from deliberate choice (ISBE). 2. Hesed (246 times) – can include human devotion, loyalty, or kindness to others or to God, but most commonly used within the context of God’s love for mankind

  • The Kingdom Of God In The Old Testament

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    God revealed himself in the Old Testament, by detailing His fundamental plan, for humanity. Dr. Korver suggested that the theme of the Bible is about God’s sovereign restoration of His earthly kingdom. Likewise, Paul Enns states, the Old Testament can be summarized under the central theme of kingdom (39). Therefore, the Scriptures are about God’s kingdom and God restoring His kingdom on earth. In fact, the whole purpose of God sending His only begotten Son was to destroy the works of darkness through

  • Divine Wedding In The Old Testament Essay

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    In the New Testament, there is an accomplishment of the realities prefigured in the Old Testament. Those realities are accomplished in Christ, where Christ becomes the Antitypos. We are considering the history of Christian marriage, this means we are meditating upon the mysterious interaction of divine grace and human activity by which the Holy Spirit moves the Church through the centuries towards a complete recapitulation of all things in Christ so beautifully asserted by Paul in the letter to the

  • Old Testament Events

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    The Old Testaments covers many different monumental events that shaped human life for the good and bad. The first eleven chapters are classified as the Primeval period. Creation starts off the Primeval period. In Genesis 1, which is roughly around 4000 BC. God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. After every day, he said "this is good." From the very beginning of time, everything was good and perfect, lacking in nothing. On the seventh day God rested, we see here how God worked

  • The Old Testament Analysis

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    fostering the rapid economic growth of the Jewish sector: immigration and capital inflows” (Halevi, 2008). However, the major stages in the historical development of ancient Israel are historically known for the narratives in the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. “Israel” was named after the Hebrew patriarch Jacob during his encounter with the Angel of God at the river Jabbok (Genesis 32:28). “Israel developed into a kingdom under the leadership of King David, who consolidated the various tribes under

  • Salvation In The Old Testament

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    reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87). Salvation in the New Testament is viewed as the means through which God provides His people with redemption and deliverance from spiritual death and sin

  • Mary In The Old Testament

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    woman in the entire Bible. She was chosen among all the women in the world to be the mother of Jesus; and while Mary herself doesn’t show up until the New Testament, there are many women in the Old Testament that display characteristics of Mary through events and other important women. There are several examples of this throughout the Old Testament, four such examples are: The Ark of the Covenant, Eve, Esther and Samson’s Mother. The Ark of the Covenant, while a strange comparison, holds some interesting

  • Stoning In The Old Testament

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    execution have grown to be far less painful and torturous. One of the earliest and oldest method, arguably the oldest form, but this is not a known fact, is stoning. Usually, in Biblical times (Specifically the Old Testament, as Jesus forbade Christians from doing it in the New Testament), it was used for adulterous women who would sleep with someone before marriage or have an affair. Notably, it was only used on women, and not the men they slept with. In order to stone someone, a crowd would gather

  • Old Testament And Polygamy

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    I do not believe the Old Testament encourages polygamy; however, I do feel that it is tolerated. Women during this time frame were poorly educated and they depended on their fathers, brothers, and husband to take care of them; otherwise, they are subject to slavery and prostitution. So while polygamy was not ideal, it was a better option for the single women. God intended marriage to consist of one man and one woman. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife

  • Mystery In The Old Testament

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    In a sense the church has always been in way of life. Throughout the Old Testament we see that God has always had a person set apart and called out. There are various events in the Old Testament were there are gathering of God’s people. Churches today continue with one shift, now we don’t become Israelites we become Christians. You see this is the amazing part of God’s plan that

  • The Symbolism Of Water In The Old Testament

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    2. Water in the Old Testament In the Old Testament, we see water rightly at the creation story. The first mention of water is found in Genesis, where it is said: “the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the water”. Furthermore, in Genesis, it says: “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures”. There are many more examples of water mentioned in the Old Testament which remind of life. In the account of the

  • Cultural Memory In The Old Testament

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    and, thus, became an intercultural cultural identity. Therefore, the rendition of the exodus in the Old Testament is an excellent example of cultural memory – a remembered past that resulted in collective memories that maintained the actuality or relevance of the past, without getting bogged down in the never ending agonizing about the supposed ‘historical factuality’ of the past. In the Old Testament the exodus was remembered in diverging ways in different contexts and the ongoing need for identity

  • The Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible

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    The Old Testament is the founding document which consists of the history, origin, and civilization of Gods people Israel. It has been and continues to be a sacred scripture for both Jews and Christians and plays an increasingly influential role on their beliefs, practices, art and literature. The Jews consider the Tanak to be the Bible, also referred to as the Hebrew Bible by scholars, while Christians prefer to use the term Old Testament. Jews and Protestants agree on the content of the Tanak and