Jesus in the Old Testament

Jesus in the Old Testament

The glory of the Bible is the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Old Testament we find many foreshadowings of His glorious person.


Genesis Jesus is the seed of Eve who will crush the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15)
Exodus The Paschal Lamb foreshadows the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross (Exodus 12:2-13)
Numbers Jesus is the Star of Jacob and the Scepter of Israel (Numbers 24:17)
Deuteronomy Jesus is the Prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15)
Joshua Jesus is the Commander of the Lord’s Army {Lord of Hosts} (Joshua 5:14-15)
Job Jesus is Job’s living Redeemer (Job 19:25)
Psalms Jesus is David’s anticipated Messiah (Psalm 110:1)
Isaiah Jesus is the root out of dry ground and the man of sorrows acquainted with our grief (Isaiah 53:2-4)
Jeremiah Jesus is YHWH T’sidkenu {the Lord our Righteousness} who rules as David’s heir (Jeremiah 23:5-6)
Daniel Jesus is the One like a Son of Man who is given the right to Rule (Daniel 7:13)
Hosea Jesus fulfills the promise to ransom God’s people from the grave (Hosea 13:14)
Joel Jesus pours out the Spirit of God and brings salvation (Joel 2:28-32)
Micah Jesus rules from Zion and judges many people (Micah 4:1-5)
Haggai Jesus is the Desire of the Nations (Haggai 2:7)
Zechariah Jesus is man whose name is the BRANCH and He will sit and rule from His Throne (Zechariah 6:12-13)
Malachi Jesus is the “sun of righteousness” who reigns with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:1-3)


One Reply to “Jesus in the Old Testament”

  1. Re: Haggai 2:7. It is more likely the hemdâ of all nations is the things the nations themselves consider valuable, and thus bring to the restored temple. As Zech, 14:4 says (about 2 years after Haggai), “the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be gathered together: Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance.” Thus the “hemdâ all nations” refers to the treasures the nations will bring to fill a future temple, Isaiah 60:11, when YHWH gives peace through an everlasting covenant with Israel (Ezekiel 37:26). The expectation of the people listening to YHWH’s message was of a future time when the nations that had troubled Israel would be judged, YHWH would rule from Jerusalem, and the nations would bring their treasures to the house of YHWH. YHWH would be glorified by his victory over the nations, and their treasures in his temple would perpetually proclaim his glory.

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