Presentation on theme: "Emmaus Road: Christ in the Old Testament “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning."— Presentation transcript:
Emmaus Road: Christ in the Old Testament “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” -Luke 24:27
Tel Dan Inscription ca. 815 BC
1. [ ]...[ ] and cut [ ] 2. [ ] my father went up [ ] he fought at [...] 3. And my father lay down; he went to his [fathers]. Now the king of Israel had penetrated 4. into my father's land before. [But then] Hadad made me king, 5. And Hadad marched before me. So I went forth from [the] seven[...]s 6. of my rule, and I killed [seve]nty kin[gs] who had harnessed thou[sands of cha]riots 7. and thousands of cavalry. [And I killed Jeho]ram son of [Ahab] 8. the king of Israel, and I killed [Ahaz]yahu son of [Joram the] king of 9. the House of David. And I made [their towns into ruins and turned] 10. their land into [a desolation...] 11. others and [...Then...became ki]ng 12. over Is[rael...And I laid] 13. siege against [...]
How Christ “Fulfills” the OT Predictive Prophecy Picture Prophecy
How Christ “Fulfills” the OT “Yesterday the Lamb was slain and the door-posts were anointed, and Egypt bewailed her Firstborn, and the Destroyer passed us over, and the Seal was dreadful and reverend, and we were walled in with the Precious Blood. To-day we have clean escaped from Egypt and from Pharaoh; and there is none to hinder us from keeping a Feast to the Lord our God—the Feast of our Departure; or from celebrating that Feast, not in the old leaven of malice and wickedness, but in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, carrying with us nothing of ungodly and Egyptian leaven.” -Gregory Nazianzus Easter Sermon
How Christ “Fulfills” the OT Predictive Prophecy Picture Prophecy Climax of the Story (Problem/Solution)
From Bible Stories to the Bible’s Story Roadmap of the Bible Creation New Creation Adam Noah Abraham Moses David Jesus Covenants “Little Adams” in “new creations” Each failed covenant head highlights another aspect of man’s inability to save himself and our desperate need for God to step in and rescue us.
The Messianic Shape of the OT Canon “Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’” -Luke 24:44
The Messianic Shape of the OT Canon LawProphets Writings GenesisJoshuaPsalms ExodusJudgesProverbs LeviticusSamuelJob NumbersKingsSong of Songs DeuteronomyIsaiahRuth JeremiahLamentations EzekielEcclesiastes HoseaEsther JoelDaniel AmosEzra-Nehemiah ObadiahChronicles Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
The Messianic Shape of the OT Canon LawProphets Writings GenesisJoshuaPsalms ExodusJudgesProverbs LeviticusSamuelJob NumbersKingsSong of Songs DeuteronomyIsaiahRuth “Prophet like Moses”JeremiahLamentations EzekielEcclesiastes HoseaEsther JoelDaniel AmosEzra-Nehemiah ObadiahChronicles Jonah“Countdown to Messiah” Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi “Prophet like Elijah”
Overview of the Pentateuch Who wrote the Pentateuch? Moses: universal Jewish/Christian tradition (and Jesus said so) Probably during the 40 years’ wandering, and certainly before his death near the plains of Moab. Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s court
Overview of the Pentateuch Who first read the Pentateuch? The generation of Israel that left Egypt. Should we really have left Egypt? Is Moses really qualified to lead us? How is Yahweh different from the gods we grew up with in Egypt? The generation of Israel ready to enter Canaan. Do we really have a right to the land of Canaan? Does God really have the authority to give us the land? Why are the Canaanites under God’s judgment? How is Yahweh different from the gods of the Canaanites?
The Heart of the Pentateuch “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” Exodus 19:3-6