Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

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

Exodus 19:5; Exodus 24:3-7; Exodus 24:8; Joshua 7:1-26; 2 Samuel 24:1-25; Exodus 32:30-34; Romans 9:1-3; Isaiah 60:1,2,15,16; 1 Kings 8:23; Psalm 06:45; Genesis 35:11; Genesis 28:3; Genesis 48:4; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 26:19; Jeremiah 2:3; Exodus 19:5-6; Hosea 2:14-15; Hosea 9:10; Hosea 11:1-4; Hosea 13:4-6; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 42:1; Isaiah 41:8; Malachi 2:5; Acts 5:42; Acts 10:36; Acts 11:20; Acts 17:18; Acts 8:35; Acts 4:12; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:16; Acts 3:6; Acts 9:29; Acts 9:27; Acts 10:48; Acts 4:30; Acts 5:28,40; Acts 10:43; Acts 9:16; Acts 21:13; Acts 5:41; Acts 15:26; Acts 3:6; Acts 4:10;


The New Testament Israel, or ecclesia, has been the subject of exhaustive study in recent years. A pressing question in this field is that of the relationship between the solidarity of the Israel of the Old and New Testaments. Some have held that there is no particular significance in this relationship. They regard the New Testament Church as the pure product of the teachings of Jesus without any antecedents whatever. Others have found the New Testament Church to be the essential continuation of the Old Testament Israel. The truth, as usual, lies between these extreme positions. A proper understanding of the relationship is essential to a proper presentation of the doctrine of the Church.

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