Christ in the Old Testament

“We have found the Messiah! (which is being interpreted, the Christ)”

John 1:41

 

 

Christ in the Old Testament

1800’s

Baron, David – Rays of Messiah’s Glory: Christ in the Old Testament  1886

Baron was raised an orthodox Jew, trained in the rabbinnic interpretation of the Old Testament.  He converted to Christianity and devoted his life to evangelizing the Jews and to educate Christians regarding Israel.

“An inspirational study on OT Christology…” – Cyril J. Barber

Hengstenberg, Ernst W. – The Christology of the Old Testament, and Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, vols. 1 (Gen-Josh, 2 Sam, Psalms, Song, Hos, Joel, Amos, Oba, Jon, Mic), 2 (Isa, Zeph, Jer), 3 (Eze, Dan, Hag, Zech 1-10), 4 (Zech 11-14, Mal, Appendices)

Only messianic passages are commented on by this conservative Lutheran scholar.  This is the classic work in this field.   

*** – ‘…a standard work on the subject.’  ‘This great work deals with a most vital theme in a masterly manner; it has always been held in high esteem.  We confess, however, that we can only read it as a task, for the dry scholastic style repels us, and it seems to us that in answering a number of skeptical doctors, whose opinions are ridiculous, the author has made much ado about nothing.’ – Spurgeon

1900’s

Robertson, O. Palmer – The Christ of the Prophets  Buy  2008  417 pp.

This is one of the most popular (and nearly only) modern, reformed works on the subject, it being something of a sequel to his ‘Christ of the Covenants’.

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All the Old Testament Verses that were Interpreted to be of the Messiah by the Jews in Jesus’ Day

Edersheim, Alfred – List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings, 1883, 32 pages, being Appendix 9 to his The Life and Times of Jesus Christ the Messiah  

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“The eyes of the Old Testament church and the eyes of the New Testament church meet on Christ.”

John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan

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