The Speech and Kingly Presence of God in the Old Testament

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

As all creation began with the kingly presence of God “in the beginning” (Gen. 1:2), so the narrative ends with the kingly rest of God (Gen. 2:1–3).
The book of Hebrews begins with a divine self-exposure in which the God who “spoke to our fathers” by the prophets of the Old Testament reveals himself to be the God who “has spoken to us by his Son” (Heb. 1:1–2). That is to say, the Christ of the New Testament is not only central to the Old Testament but is its very purpose and consummate goal. Therefore, to read the Bible is to read a book about a God who is self-revealing, and self-revealing ultimately in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This Christ is central and present ...

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