New Testament Language

Was the New Testament initially composed in Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew? Overwhelmingly, the evidence points to Greek. What was the original language of the documents that became the New Testament? For centuries, the scholarly consensus was that it was written in Greek. But today, a growing minority claims it was composed in the Hebrew or Aramaic language. 

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Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One, is the interpretive key that unlocks the Hebrew scriptures and the book of Revelation.

Jesus is the one who unveils the plans and mysteries of God, and only he is qualified to reveal the nature of the “unseen God.” In him, all the promises of God find their fulfillment. He is the interpretive key that unlocks the Hebrew scriptures and provides the correct understanding of prophecy, and this is especially so in the book of Revelation.

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What threatens the Devil’s plans is a church conformed to the Cross of Christ that trembles at God’s word.

Satan offers a smorgasbord of deceptions, and he cares not which one we choose. Only, do not venture in the “wrong” direction. And regardless of which lie, we prefer, common to them all is the goal of steering us away from reliance on the Word of God and living a life conformed to the cross of Christ.

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God’s previously hidden mysteries are now revealed in Jesus, and especially so in his death and resurrection.

The Bible speaks of the “mysteries” of God, His ways that are hidden from human wisdom and defy our expectations. In his teachings, Jesus declared that not everyone can understand the “mysteries of the kingdom.” It is God who reveals the deep and obscure things to whomever He pleases. And in His Son, He has done so for all who have “eyes that can see.”

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Revelation communicates symbolically, and it provides the reader with many of the most important interpretations of its images.

Passages in scripture often provide the reader with interpretive clues, and how a verse applies passages from the Hebrew Bible is beneficial for understanding an author’s theological perspective. This is especially so in the book of Revelation, which uses the Old Testament more frequently than any other New Testament book.

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