1443 revelation, in OT

1443 revelation, in OT

The OT bears witness to God’s revelation in the history of Israel and in the inspired testimony of the prophets and other writers of the period. This knowledge of God prepares the way for the full disclosure of God in Jesus Christ in the NT.

Revelation in Eden and before the flood

Ge 1:3; Ge 2:16-18 See also Ge 1:29-30; Ge 3:9-19; Ge 4:6-7,9-15; Ge 6:13-22

The covenant framework of OT revelation after the flood

God’s covenant with Noah Ge 9:8-11 This covenant covers all living creatures. See also Ge 6:18; Ge 9:12-17

God’s covenant with Abraham Ge 17:7 See also Ge 15:9-21; Ge 17:2,4,10-14; Ge 22:16-18; Ex 6:2-6; 1Ch 16:14-18; Ps 105:8-9

God’s covenant with Moses at Sinai Ex 34:27 See also Ex 24:3-8; Ex 34:10-14; Dt 5:2-4 Mount Sinai was also known as Mount Horeb; Jer 11:2-5

God’s covenant with David Ps 89:3-4 See also 2Sa 7:8-16; Ps 132:11-12

The promise of a new covenant Jer 31:31-34 See also Isa 42:6; Mt 26:27-28 pp Mk 14:24 pp Lk 22:20 pp 1Co 11:25; Heb 8:8-12; Heb 9:15; Heb 10:15-18

The recipients of OT revelation

The people of Israel Am 3:2 See also Ex 19:3-6; Dt 7:6; Isa 65:1; Eze 20:5

On occasions God spoke to people outside the covenant community Da 2:27-28 See also Ge 41:25,28-32; Da 4:1-37; Da 5:17-28

Methods of OT revelation

Direct communication Dt 18:18 See also Ex 4:12; Nu 12:8; Nu 23:5; Isa 50:4; Isa 51:16; Jer 1:9

Visions and dreams Nu 12:6 See also Ge 15:1; Ge 28:12; Ge 37:5-7,9; Ge 46:2; Nu 24:4; Dt 13:1; Jdg 7:13-14; Job 33:14-15; Eze 1:1,26-28

Visible manifestations (theophanies) Ge 18:1 See also Ge 32:24-30; Ex 3:1-6; Ex 34:4-7; Nu 11:25; Nu 12:5; Nu 14:10-12; Jos 5:13-15

Scripture Dt 31:9 See also Ex 17:14; Nu 33:2; Isa 30:8; Jer 36:2; Jer 51:60

The content of OT revelation

Revelation of God’s will and purposes Ge 17:1-2 See also Ge 12:1-3; Ge 15:1-5; Ex 19:5-6; Ex 20:1-17 pp Dt 5:6-21; Ex 22:31; Lev 11:44-45; Lev 19:1-2; Lev 20:7-8

Revelation of God’s plan Ge 3:15 See also Isa 9:6-7; Isa 11:1-10; Isa 42:1; Mic 5:1-5; Zec 9:9-13

Revelation of God’s character and being Ex 3:11-15 God’s glory: Ex 40:34; 1Ki 8:11; Eze 1:28 God is just and merciful: Nu 14:17-19; Ps 143:1 God’s love: Dt 7:7-8; La 3:22 God is righteous: Ps 72:2; Ps 103:6; Isa 59:17 God is the sovereign creator: Ps 115:3; Ps 135:5-6

The incompleteness of OT revelation

Heb 11:39-40 The fulness of God’s redemption could only become apparent with the fulness of his revelation in Jesus Christ. See also Heb 1:1-2; 1Pe 1:10-12

See also

1115God, purpose of
1205God, titles of
1345covenant
1409dream
1431prophecy, OT methods
1454theophany
1469visions
1615Scripture, sufficiency
1690word of God
3272Holy Spirit in OT
4140angel of the Lord

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