Essay on The Old Testament Laid The Platform For The New Testament
c. Explain if OT believers could be saved and, if so, how.
Old Testament believers could be saved because all through Scriptures God’s standard for salvation has been justification by faith. As it is in the NT when salvation comes by believing in Jesus’ death, so in the OT salvation had to do with believing in God. Abraham was a friend of God. He was declared righteous not because of good works, but because he believed in God. His faith in God made all the difference. As the Scripture says, righteousness was credited to Abraham as a result of placing his faith in God. Anyone who, like Abraham, professed faith in God in the OT is saved. (Romans 4:1ff).
d. Explain the value of Ancient Near Eastern studies for Bible study.
Understanding ancient Near Eastern explains much about the Hebrew Bible as well as the Hebrew…