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  • The Conference Of The Birds And The Old Testament Analysis

    and Christianity. Both similarities and differences present thoughtful insights into the creation and underlying doctrine of the religions, along with possible inspirations from each other. Farid ud-Din Attar’s “The Conference of the Birds” and the Old Testament’s story of Moses and the Hebrew people features suffering as an aspect in the interactions with God, but differ in the role of suffering in the interactions. The significance of the focus and role reveal the deeper motivations and…

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  • Reading Of The Old Testament

    reading of the Old Testament is necessary because it establishes a standard for living. The Old Testament also establishes Israel as God’s chosen people and establishes the boundaries of the land that belongs to Israel therefore ending all doubt on whether Israel should give up their land. As well, the Old Testament establishes a sacrificial system for atonement of sin which prepares the way for Jesus in the New Testament. Without the reading of the Old Testament customs from the New Testament…

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  • Old Testament Essay

    chose prophets in the Old Testaments. Old testaments were written many centuries ago. Christians nowadays often conclude that the instructions and words of God from the Old testaments are too old to be reflected with their daily Christian living in 21st centuries. Instead of ignoring the importance of Old testaments, we need to reinterpret in modern words and absorb the teachings from the Old Testaments. There are so many stories and incidents of Christian history in Old Testaments telling us…

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  • Old Testament Asceticism

    The basis for Old Testament asceticism was to be set apart from the Gentile nations around Israel. Holiness would be found in the bodily actions of the people of God. In addition, the Church adopted many of the ascetical practices of Judaism. With the persecution of the Church ending, monastic life sprung up. Many sought to grow in their spirituality through bodily discipline. On the other hand, spiritual disciplines can occur without separating oneself from society or even depriving…

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  • Zechariah In The Old Testament

    The name “Zechariah” means “the Lord (Jehovah) remembers.” In the Old Testament this name is used over twenty-nine times. Zechariah was a postexilic prophet during the restoration from Babylon. He was born in Babylon from a priestly family that returned to Jerusalem with some 50,000 other exiles. Like Jeremiah and Ezekiel he was both prophet and priest. Jewish tradition credits him with being one of the Great Synagogue, a body which is thought to have gathered and preserved the sacred writings…

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  • Essay On Suffering In The Old Testament

    can define suffering as to be submitted to or to be forced to endure. We can also add to the definition by saying that suffering is inevitable or unavoidable. Those who read the Old Testament find that people are expected to endure the pains of suffering in their lives. Throughout the Bible, especially the old testament, God’s people endured suffering and the faith of God’s people was always being tested. On the other hand, Buddhist traditions view suffering a little differently. Buddhism’s…

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  • Holy Spirit In The Old Testament

    Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. Pentecost is not the first time the Holy Spirit appeared. The Holy Spirit is present in the Old Testament, in the ministry of Jesus and then culminates for all time at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is present in the Old Testament. It is interesting to note that the term “Holy Spirit” is not used in the Old Testament. Terms that are used to describe the Spirit are: Spirit of the Lord, my Spirit, the Spirit, the Spirit of God, the…

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  • The Old Testament: The Resurrection Of Jesus

    Introduction The Old Testament announced beforehand the message of the resurrection, and this message is the mercy and the grace of YHWH to save us from our sins. The New Testament was written having the resurrection of Christ as the foundation of its message. The prophecies concerning the last days, which the prophet Joel wrote, would begin to be fulfilled at the resurrection. The resurrection shows Christ’s power over death, allowing us to have a new life, an eternal one, with God in His…

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  • Old Testament Survey Essay

    Research Paper Old Testament Survey Evelyn The word Bible comes from the Greek word Biblos, which means “book.” In a sense, the Bible is one unified Book. God speaks with one voice throughout His Book, calling us to accept His offer of eternal life and follow His commands. But the Bible is also made up of individual books—thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. These books were written under God’s inspiration by many different authors over a period of many…

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  • Coming Messiah In The Old Testament

    Throughout the Old Testament, there are prophecies concerning the Identity of the coming messiah. The combination of all these conditions established how the people would recognize the King, but it also made it so only one could ever fit the role perfectly. One of the conditions the coming messiah had to fit was that he had to be from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49 prophecies the coming messiah’s tribal relation by saying “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from…

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