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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Colossians 2:16; Leviticus 23:56; Mark 16:1; Matthew 26:17; Deuteronomy 16:16; John 12:20; John 18:37; John 2:13; John 6:4; John 12:1; Luke 2:41; John 11:55; Numbers 9:10; 1 Corinthians 11:27-28; Matthew 25:37; Revelation 7:2-3; Revelation 9:4; Ezekiel 9:4; 1 Corinthians 5:9; Mark 14:15; John 13:23; Luke 22:18-20; John 13:2; Matthew 27:1; Matthew 26:26; Mark 14:22; 1 Corinthians 11:24; John 13:25; John 13:30; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Matthew 26:30; John 18:28; Matthew 27:62; Mark 15:42;


As far as the life of the New Testament believer is concerned, the ancient festivals of the Jews are null and void. All Old Testament rites and ceremonies, which were only "a shadow of things to come” (Col. 2,16), have been abrogated by the coming of God's Son into the flesh. But even though the Jewish festivals are no longer to be observed by us, we cannot afford to forget all about them. Leaving the Old Testament out of the question altogether, the proper understanding of the New Testament alone demands a thorough investigation of all that is connected with those old festivals. It is impossible, for example, to view the life of Christ correctly without having as background the knowledge of Jewish religious life in His time. The subject of this thesis, therefore, is well worthy of consideration.

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