Richard Hoyer

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

George Schick

Scripture References in this Resource

Jude 2:16; 18; Jude 3:31; Jude 6:14; 15; 31; 36; Exodus 2:17; 2 Samuel 10:19; Joshua 10:6; Psalm 98:2-3; Psalm 20:6; Psalm 35:3; Psalm 7:1; Psalm 57:3; Psalm 37:39; Psalm 41:11-12; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 79:9; Psalm 68:20; Psalm 9:13-14; Psalm 16:3; Psalm 56:9; Psalm 18:6-7; Psalm 41:11; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:17; Psalm 22:1; Psalm 85:4; Psalm 17:7-8; Psalm 38:21-22; Psalm 31:19-20; Psalm 42:5; Psalm 80:3; Psalm 88:14; Psalm 4:6; Psalm 13:1-3; Psalm 118:25; Psalm 118:6-7; Psalm 119:94; Psalm 142:5-6; Psalm 149:4


It is not enough--if not untrue--simply to say that the faithful of the Old Testament were saved by faith in the Christ to come as we are saved by faith in Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ who has come, without answering the- problems that their incomplete revelation raises. What exactly did they mean by “salvat1on?” If they knew of no heaven, was their concept of salvation limited to a deliverance from the evils of life or did it go beyond? What was the answer to sin? In what manner did they, or could they receive the mercy and forgiveness of God? How did they know that God was merciful? What was the answer to death? It is the purpose of this thesis to seek answers to these questions, and to ascertain exactly how the Old Testament faithful regarded "salvation" and how they attained or hoped to attain it.

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