Old Testament Biblical Figures

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“And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Dan. 12:2). As with many quotations from the later half of the book of Daniel, this verse sounds like it could have been taken straight from the book of Revelation instead. What great resurrection hope this must have provided Old Testament believers! [...]

Daniel Titus
Saturday, March 30th 2024

“Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. / You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! / For your dew is a dew of light, / and the earth will give birth to the dead” (Isa. 26:19). This series seeks to demonstrate that Old Testament saints (like those in the New Testament) showed a conscious hope of resurrection—a hope that they received from the pages of Scripture. [...]

Daniel Titus
Friday, March 22nd 2024

“If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied” (1 Cor. 15:19). New Testament believers are blessed with the hope of resurrection, but what of Old Testament saints? Were such blessings theirs? Did they have a conscious hope for the next life as well? According to the New Testament, the answer is yes. [...]

Daniel Titus
Friday, March 15th 2024

“No, go away. Your words just suck the life
From me and now our sons are scared of you
With all your fatal talk of rain and storm.
Leave me to weep on all you’ll take from us.” […]

Mark A. Green
Thursday, September 1st 2022

Some of my earliest impressions of Eve were shaped by C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In the world of Narnia, to be a “daughter of Eve” is simply to be human—not centaur or dwarf, fawn or talking animal. But to descend from Eve is also to have a royal destiny, […]

Kendra Dahl
Monday, May 2nd 2022

The sun is high, the land brilliant and beautiful
this morning as I tend the flock, the whole
camp behind me, the land before, the burning […]

Michael Lewis
Monday, May 2nd 2022

The Old Testament depicts a host of potential saviors who end up failing (often spectacularly) to show that even the best of us are not enough. Even our prospective redeemers need salvation. It is not until we get to Jesus that we find a Savior who can bear the crushing weight of our sin because […]

Justin Holcomb
Wednesday, March 1st 2017

"The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way." ‘C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism In the Parks and Recreation episode "The Camel," Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari), bon vivant and assistant to Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), hires a local art […]

Brooke Ventura
William Paul Young
Monday, February 29th 2016

So, this is death. My son’s body, yesterday strong and lively, is lying listless and cold in a pool of blood. I have seen animals dying, even back in the Garden, when the Lord replaced our inadequate leaf coverings with animal skins, sacrificing an animal for our protection. But this is different. Death has come […]

Simonetta Carr
Thursday, December 31st 2015

My feet rarely stand idle when God is around. He's always telling me to go. It's been that way from the beginning, when he spoke to me in Ur: "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you." I remember hearing those first words as […]

Chad Bird
Thursday, December 31st 2015

I awoke to the sound of screaming. I sat up with a jerk, my throat knotted as the piercing cry filled the tent again. "A snake!" It was my wife, Adah. Grabbing my spear, I sat up. "Where is it?" "I don't know. Close!" I heard a rasping sound. My wife jumped, yelling and shaking […]

Robert & Robin Treskillard
Thursday, December 31st 2015

You have asked me to share my wisdom with you; you have come here to sit at my table in the hope that you will be enlightened. So I will share what I know. I have thought for a long time about all that our God has made’all of us wonderful creatures he has wrought, […]

Donovan L. Riley
Thursday, December 31st 2015

I, King Ahaz, admit it. It didn’t turn out as I expected. But realistically, what alternative did I have? My administration and my nation were under military assault from all sides, and I needed to forge an alliance with a rising power, one with expansionistic aspirations and that would welcome a pretext for invading my […]

Dennis E. Johnson
Thursday, December 31st 2015

"Welcome to Babylon, Daniel," said Ashpenaz, bow?ng low before us. I stared numbly at Nebuchadnezzar's chief eunuch. So much had just happened to me and my friends. When Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah, and I were little more than boys, we had looked on in horror as the king's army destroyed Jerusalem. The city was sacked and […]

Douglas Bond
Thursday, December 31st 2015

Promises are powerful. God made a promise, a worldwide, game-changing promise, and every story in the Bible finds its way back to this promise of hope. Yet, when we consider the Old Testament, it can be confusing to dip into one part of it, especially without knowing much about the other parts. The thread that […]

Michael S. Horton
Thursday, December 31st 2015

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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