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Connection of New Test

Connection of New Test - F rank Hager Int ro to the New...

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Frank Hager Intro to the New Testament Reflection 3 February 19, 2010 New Testament Connections to the Old Testament Jesus Christ, literally meaning ‘the anointed one’ or Messiah, came to this earth to become the Savior of the Jewish people. Throughout the Old Testament, such a Savior is often referred to, although details about how, in fact, he would save ‘the Chosen People’ were unclear. When Jesus came to this earth, it was important for him to stress the fact that he was the true Savior, since other Divine Men before him also claimed to be this ‘Son of God’. Therefore, the Gospel writers attempt to draw from the Jewish Scriptures to help both Jews and Gentiles believe that Jesus was the Savior of the world. The clearest example of such literary techniques is seen in the first Gospel, Matthew. Many scholars, including our textbook writer Bart Ehrman, argue that Matthew emphasizes the Jewishness of Jesus and stresses the importance of Jewish Law. Therefore, in his Gospel, we see the most connections between the New and the Old Testament. In the
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