Where is Jesus in the Old Testament?


Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? Should we look for him in every book, and attempt to interpret symbolic meanings into every passage? In today’s video, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington explain the forward-looking anticipation of the Old Testament and how it finds its fulfillment in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If you want to learn more about where Jesus can be found in the Old Testament, get The Fulfillment: Jesus and the Old Testament by Timothy Tennent from our store. By focusing on well known characters such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, and David, he shows how God used their stories to anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ.

View the rest of the videos in this series:
What Bible Did Jesus Use?
The Divine-Human Authorship of Scripture
The Bible Must Be Read in Context
Is the Bible Still Relevant?

Find all of our resources on Scripture here. Read articles from Dr. Bill Arnold here. Watch more videos from Dr. Ben Witherington here. Explore our OneBook Bible Study resources here.

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Bill Arnold is professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a "cradle Methodist," having been raised in a Methodist parsonage. When not traveling, he teaches an adult Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church, Lexington, KY. He enjoys Kentucky basketball and Cincinnati baseball, although his wife finds something else to do when games are too intense. He and Susan are survivors of three sons, who are now beginning to provide grandchildren in order to atone for all their offenses against their parents.