Adaptation Of Old Testament Essay

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The Adaptation of Old Testament Titles by Disciples of Jesus: Evolution through New Eyes
In a 2012 letter to my siblings, I informed them that I’d be hiking the 540 mile Camino de Santiago in the north of Spain because I needed to spend time talking to God. I’d lost my nineteen year old son and frankly, I needed some answers. If saints and mystics had heard His voice, then I most certainly deserved to. As I trudged up and down the French Pyrenees and through the eucalyptus forests on the Spanish mesa, I looked up and shouted at the top of my lungs, desperately needing to hear some answers. Where was this “Word of God” that I’d heard about since my childhood? Although I never heard a Charlton Heston voice booming from the clouds that day,
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Being struck down for gathering sticks on the Sabbath (Numbers 15:32-36) and earthquake style disasters (Amos 8:8) portrayed a punitive God, a strict policeman intent on enforcing a set of rules. The entire concept of God residing on the Mount, or in the Holy of Holies (Hebrews 9:3), accessible only to a select few worthy priests further enforced that notion that an understanding of God’s message, much less a relationship with Him was not possible or allowed. Consider Isaiah 64:4: “For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.” Now let’s look at how the death and resurrection Jesus changed Paul’s optics: “But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,’ God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God” (1 Cor 2:9). Because of Jesus’ work on the cross, we now have insight into what I’ll describe later as “the Word of

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