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Jesus' Use of the Old Testament and the Genesis of New Testament Theology 1

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The importance of the Old Testament in early Christian thought depends on its significance in the word and works of Jesus, in the composition of the four Gospels, and of other early Christian literature, which for all practical purposes means our New Testament. It would be enhanced if one could identify certain dominical teachings from the Old Testament that were taken up in Acts and in the letters of the apostolic missions. Paul's use of Jesus-traditions depends largely on one's assumptions about the transmission of the Gospel traditions. The use of the Old Testament in creating the theologies of the New Testament church was not limited to traditioned teachings of Jesus. It included other biblical expositions, some of them preformed pieces, that are found especially in Romans, I Corinthians, Galatians, Hebrews, I-II Peter and Jude.

Keywords: apostolic missions; Jesus; New Testament; Old Testament; Paul



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