Bible Trivia Saturday: Jesus In The Old Testament (Answer)

Question:

Where in the Book of Genesis do you see the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mentioned?


Answer:

The prediction of Jesus’ death and resurrection in its complete declaration through symbolism was first seen in Genesis 22:1-8.

Verse 1-2

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”


  • Abraham was a symbol or an archetype of God the Father.
  • Issac Abraham’s son symbolized the Son of God.

Abraham was told by God as a test to sacrifice his only son whom he loved very much to the Lord. 

The LORD was displaying through Abraham what He was going to do with His only begotten Son Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

Verses 3-5

3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.”

In verse 5 we see a picture of the resurrection because Abraham believed that even though his son Isaac would die God would resurrect him and give him back to his father. Abraham was so sure of this that he had no problem telling the young men that he and his son would come back down again.

Verse 6

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together.

Isaac carrying the wood for the burnt offering symbolized Jesus carrying His own cross for His sacrifice as seen in John 19:16-17 which says, 16 So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.

Verse 7

7 And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

Issac’s question to his father Abraham about the whereabouts of the animal that he thought was the one being the sacrifice was going to be answered with the revelation of the cross.

Verse 8

8 Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.

God used Abraham’s answer, foreshadowing His plan of redemption for the world that just as Abraham was going to sacrifice his only son whom he loved, God the Father was going to send His one and only Son whom He loved to be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world with the expectation of His resurrection so that whosoever believes in Jesus will not see death but will have everlasting life.

John 1:29

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

At the end, God withheld Abraham’s knife from striking his son because the self-sacrifice was only reserved for the sinless Son of God.

 

 

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Why Was Jesus Born In A Manger?

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Luke 2:4-7

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

Why was Jesus born in a manger? Humility, yes but it has a deeper meaning than that.

A manger or trough is a feeding box for animals and it was turned into a bed for the baby to sleep in.

The reason God chose to have His Son to be born around animals and placed in a feeding trough was that He didn’t come to reign as King but to be the sacrificial Lamb of God.

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Like a lamb, Jesus came to earth to be sacrificed and take our punishment that we deserve upon Himself. Through that sacrifice, we can obtain forgiveness of sins by placing our faith in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. That revelation was first given to Abraham when Yahweh tested him to show what He was going to do with His Son Jesus Christ.

Genesis 22:6-8

6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. 

That is the reason why Jesus was in a manger to represent a lamb that was going to be slaughtered on our behalf so it was fitting for Him to come from there because of its great significance. 

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (5:6-10)

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6 Then I saw One like a slaughtered lamb standing between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth.

“slaughtered lamb” is in reference to Jesus’ death on the cross for the sins of the world.

“Seven horns” and “seven eyes” all mean the same thing, the Holy Spirit. Horns in scripture refer to strength and the seven eyes are in reference to His omnipresence.


7 He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of the One seated on the throne.

Jesus walked towards the Father and took the scroll which the Father has given the Son all authority.


8 When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

After Jesus took the scroll, all those in God’s throne fell down and worshiped the Lamb Jesus Christ who is worthy of praises because He is God.

In verses 10-11 of chapter 4 in the Book of Revelation you see the living creatures (Seraphim) and the 24 elders worshipping the One seated on the throne which is God the Father. Now, in turn, they worship Jesus revealing that Jesus is God, the second person of the Godhead.

The prayers of all Christians are referred to as incense showing that God takes pleasure when we pray and seek His face. Just like incense permeates the dwelling where it’s lit so also our prayers reach the very throne of the Living God.


9 And they sang a new song:
You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because You were slaughtered,
and You redeemed people
for God by Your blood
from every tribe and language
and people and nation.

Those in God’s throne sang a new song to Jesus Christ praising Him for what He did for humanity on the cross. The cross was a big deal in heaven because it shows not only to us here on earth but also to the angels in heaven that God is love. Those who love Him He will never abandon just like the angels who didn’t rebel against God in heaven with Satan. (He has kept safe in heaven.?)


10 You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth.

“You made them a kingdom and priests to our God” mean that all Christians are ordained to bring offerings to the Lord that are acceptable to Him because we have the Spirit of the Living God living inside of us who teaches us how to please God.