Category Archives: Intertextuality

Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of “The Jesus Bible Storybook”

Sally Lloyd-Jones is author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, a children’s book that helps show how the Old Testament teaches us about Jesus.  (For more such books, though most are for adults, see Christ in the Old Testament.)  This video of … Continue reading

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A Reminder of the Jewishness of Christianity

In this video, Mottel Baleston tells how he came to realize that the New Testament was a collection of writings by Jews about a Jew – a fact for which his Jewish upbringing had not prepared him. Source: Mottel Baleston … Continue reading

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“Jesus of Testimony” – New Documentary Testifies to the Historicity of Jesus Christ

First below, I’ve posted the trailer (3:34) for this new documentary, and then the documentary (2:14:34) itself. Jesus Of Testimony Trailer from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. Jesus Of Testimony from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. With Easter approaching, this is the … Continue reading

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Whatever Became of the “Jesus Manifesto” Essay?

In June of 2009, successful and prolific Christian authors Leonard (Len) Sweet and Frank Viola published a 2,400-word essay on the Internet that they titled A Jesus Manifesto.  Their fuller title was: A Magna Carta for Restoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus? by Norton Herbst

Herbst opens: Jesus was a first century carpenter. What made him so influential 2,000 years later? I know men, and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between him and every other person in the world there … Continue reading

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Quote from Phil Long Book on Jesus as the Bridegroom

Did Jesus claim to be the “bridegroom”? If so, what did he mean by this claim? When Jesus says that the wedding guests should not fast “while the bridegroom is with them” (Mark 2:19), he is claiming to be a … Continue reading

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9 Things You Should Know About the Bible – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Here’s one of the nine: All the books of the Old Testament except Esther, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon are quoted or referenced in the New Testament. Jesus quoted or made references from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Psalms, … Continue reading

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Is the Bible About You…or Jesus?

Therefore, when Joel Osteen says, “This is my Bible.  I am what it says I am.  I can do what it says I can do,” you can say, “This my Bible.  Jesus is who it says that He is.  He … Continue reading

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A List of Royal Psalms

The Jewish Study Bible, in its notes on Psalm 2, defines “royal psalms” as “those concerning kings.”  It goes on to say that “None [of them] mentions a specific king by name, and their origin and uses remain obscure.”  It also … Continue reading

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Donald Juel on Pre-Christian Messianic Texts

Donald Juel here identifies passages from the Old Testament that were deemed to refer to the Messiah even before Jesus of Nazareth was born: Such “messianic texts” (i.e., acknowledged by a broad spectrum of Jewish groups as references to the … Continue reading

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