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Transition from Israel to Jesus
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virginal, chosenness, Judaism, fulfillment, knowledge, hours, Isiah, Christian, Father, pointer, epistemic, substantial, mystery, typological, friend, figured, first, master, person, Church, promise
the transition from Israel to Jesus
the relationship between the Old Testament and New Testament is of promise and                       
prophecy found in            7:14, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
this is understood as being fulfilled by the                  conception of the Christ child by Mary
but there is a problem with reducing the relationship between Old and New Testament to one of                and fulfillment
it makes the Old Testament become merely a                to the New
there must be something of                        value to its witness that does not come to an end with the arrival of Jesus Christ in the New Testament
the two testaments stand in a tight figurative or                        relationship
just as Jesus and Israel are both called God's            born and beloved sons
one can ponder the                of the identity of Jesus more deeply by considering his relationship to the Jewish people and their scriptures
in this view, a love for                is not just an ecumenical gesture on the part of the Christian
it has deep                    value
it tells us something about the              of Jesus Christ that we would not have known otherwise
for instance, the Old Testament informs on the topic of                     
three mysteries
when we say "I know person X"
I have this person                out
I know how he will act
this type of knowing should be contrasted with knowing someone as a good             
you can spend            with a good friend and there is always something fresh that you can discover about them
there is a mystery to this kind of person
it draws us closer and closer
you can't box up this                   
this is the same with e.g. Israel
you can study it in depth but only begin to scratch the surface of what you can learn about it
this is the same for the topics Jesus and the Church
the Bible does not call us to              the subject but to begin contemplating this mystery
one way into this mystery, at least from the                    Bible, is to keep the question of Israel's identity alive in our hearts and minds as we turn to address the question of Jesus' identity
and continually reflect on Jesus e.g. on what he means by referring to a God as             


epistemic, adj. [eh-pis-TEM-ik] of or relating to knowledge or cognition, having to do with branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity  "Just as Jesus and Israel are both called God's first born and beloved sons, one can ponder the mystery of the identity of Jesus more deeply by considering his relationship to the Jewish people and their scriptures, and in this view, a love for Judaism is not just an ecumenical gesture on the part of the Christian, it has deep epistemic value, telling us something about the person of Jesus Christ that we would not have known otherwise."

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Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus