12.28.2005

Between Old and New

Some of the cooler links to the New Testament which I've been finding in the Minor Prophets:

1. The 4 horsemen didn't originate in Revelation 6:1-8, but in Zechariah 6:2-3.

2. The NT teaches (by allusion to the OT) that the Church, the gathering of God's people, is God's new temple. See Zech 4:7-9, then Eph 2:20 and 1 Peter 2:4-7.

3. Zephaniah 3:9 was Pentecost, like a 2x4 between the eyes: "For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one accord." 3 references to Acts 2, beginning, middle and end: language in vs 4, call on Yahweh vs 21, serving with one accord vs 46.

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  1. I always find it amazing how much Old Testament scriptural allusions and quotes are made in the New Testament. Last year the Bible study I lead in our Church went through Let's Study Revelation and the participants were amazed at how much from Revelation is found throughout the Old Testament--so much so that they wanted to study an Old Testament book this year. I could not find a good Old Testament study guide, at least not something as good a the Let's Study series from the Banner of Truth, so we went with studying the Gospel of John. My hope is that the Banner will come out with a Let's Study series of Old Testament books.

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