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Jesus of Israel: Finding Christ in the Old Testament

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Jesus did not come from nowhere! He was long awaited by a people who were educated…to expect God's presence in the messiness of their own history.—From the Introduction

Not only was Jesus a Jew, his coming was foreshadowed in stories from Genesis to the prophets. Father Richard Veras invites us to enter a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the doors of f
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 4th 2007 by Servant
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Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I am about half-way through this book and I've learned quite a bit! Its a very easy read, but yet gives me things to think about. I especially loved the chapter where parallels are drawn between the OT Joseph and the NT Jesus. Very interesting!
Jan 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: seekers, anyone interested in Judaism or Christianity
Recommended to Sara by: Oswald Sobrino, his blog Logos
Review coming. Best book I've ever read on this subject. I'm putting it on my Kindle and giving away several copies this Christmas!
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Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I purchased this book because I thought it would be a survey of prefigurements of Jesus in the Old Testament. While it certainly does talk about some of the types of Christ in the Old Testament (as found in Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, David, Elijah, and Elisha who get the most treatment), I found this to be much more useful for contemplation rather than as a theological or historical text (it is accessible to any interested reader in high school or older). The two or three reflection qu ...more
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the titular topics
Shelves: owned
I loved this. I was looking for a book that connected Jesus to Old Testament prophecies or other OT literature. This one did so in a less dry, more conversational, just generally more readable style than I expected, perhaps even sometimes humorous if my memory is correct two years later. It's not that dry, formal writing on such topics can't provide valuable information, but they don't tend to provide it in such a memorable manner to people who are not scrutinizing the works for scholarly reason ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
We read this in my prayer group. The people in the group are in many different places in their faith journey. This text was simple enough for the beginners to grasp, but offered insights to the members who had been praying and studying the faith the longest. We found the questions at the end of the chapters less helpful than hoped for, but the chapters themselves gave us so much to discuss that we didn't really need to use them.
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book about the references to Jesus in the Hebrew scriptures. If you had been with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, this is what you would have heard him say.
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