New Covenant Theology

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Luke 6:12-16

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Luke 6:12-16. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Luke 6:12-16, which details Jesus’ prayerful selection of his twelve disciples. Concerning this passage, Beale writes the following: “Jesus’ beginning…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 5:1-2

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 5:1-2. The fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew appears to portray the Lord Jesus Christ as re-enacting Israel’s “arrival at Mt. Sinai to receive the law” in the Sermon on the Mount.[1] Matthew…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 4:1-11

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 4:1-11. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew’s account of Christ’s temptation in the wilderness. Just as Israel was tested for forty years in the…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 3:13-17

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 3:13-17. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Matthew 3:13-17, the Matthean account of Jesus’ baptism. The sequence of events at Christ’s baptism typologically echoes not only Israel’s…
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Who is Messiah the Prince of Daniel 9:24-27?

Who is Messiah the Prince of Daniel 9:24-27? The Seventy Weeks prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 has been described as “one of the pivotal prophecies of the Bible.”[1] John Calvin wrote that this prophecy “has been variously treated…and almost torn to…
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