A Case for the Old Testament: How Do We Find Jesus in the Old Testament?

by Teri Dugan

Last week we looked at how Joseph’s life foreshadowed, or gave us a picture of Jesus. There are so many places in the Old Testament where we find this type of foreshadowing, giving insight to who Jesus would be and what He would do as the promised Messiah. This promise originated in Genesis chapter three, after the fall, when God told the serpent that he (Satan) would attempt to crush the “seed of the woman,” but in fact this seed (Jesus) would crush his head.

We see this promise continue to unfold throughout the Old Testament in Covenants, such as the one given to Abraham, and it also plays out in the foreshadowings of Jesus through the lives of people like Isaac, Joseph, and Moses. We also see many times where Satan attempts to crush the seed line, but is always foiled. In fact this week’s study will show us how Judah, one of the sons of Jacob and the Patriarch of the tribe of Judah, will also give us this picture…

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A Case for the Old Testament: How Do We Find Jesus in the Old Testament?