Seeing Christ in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament Class I teach for our academy, my students were given the assignment this quarter of memorizing a verse from each of the thirty-nine Old Testament books.  The verses were chosen not because they are necessarily the key verse of the book (though they may be), but rather because the verse either explicitly or typically reflects the revelation of Christ in the Law and the Prophets.  I used a variety of notes, resources, and lists I found to compose the chart below.  I share it with you for reference, comment, improvement, and even as an encouragement to pray for my students who have a final over it tomorrow!

At the beginning of each of my lectures I project an image of a sunrise as a reminder of the coming of Christ seen in the “copy and shadow” given in the Old Testament (Hebrews 8:5).  I wanted the students to see Jesus in each book as He is promised and foretold there (Luke 24:44; John 5:39).  For as the chart shows, the Old Testament ends its last chapter with the promise that for those who fear the Lord “the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings” (Malachi 4:2).

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