Jesus, the Temple, and the Old Testament Law

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Jesus came as the fulfillment of the long-anticipated Jewish Messiah we read about in the Old Testament. While several passages in the New Testament (Rom. 7:6; Eph. 2:15) suggest that under the new covenant Christians are no longer under the Law, Jesus made several statements elevating the Mosaic law (Matt. 5:17; Luke 24:44) and honoring its testimony to his life. So what relationship does Jesus have to the Old Testament, the Temple, and the Mosaic Law, and what does this mean for Christians today? In today’s series of Seven Minute Seminary videos, Dr. Craig Keener offers helpful background to help Christians understand the nature of the law and how it bears witness to the work of God in our world.

1) The Old Testament Tabernacle

2) The Old Testament Laws

3) The Old Testament Laws Today

4) The Temple in the New Testament

5) Jesus and the Temple

6) Continuity between the Old and New Testaments

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Craig Keener is Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has authored over 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold more than half a million copies. He and his wife, Dr. Medine Keener, reside in Wilmore, KY.


  1. Just watched several of these video’s and enjoyed them very much and found them very informative. I am a retired Houston Fire Fighter and have been in the church all of my life having been born into a Christian family. I am on the praise team at my church in which I enjoy this form of serving and worshiping very much. I play the drums. My wife and I have been married for 35+ years now with two children and 3 grandchildren. Awesome blessings!

    Please add me to your email if you have this available.
    Rick Kingham