Jesus in the Old Testament

Jesus in the Old Testament

122. Ruth: A Love Story Part III

In this final lesson in the Ruth mini-series, Dr. Bramson discusses what a kinsman redeemer is. What does this have to do with Jesus? As it turns out, an understanding of kinsman redeemer is crucial for our understanding of who Jesus is. In addition, Dr. Bramson teaches about the Levirate marriage and the law of redemption. […]

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Guest Teacher Geneva Chinnock: 1 Timothy 2:11-15

In this week’s lesson, guest teacher Geneva Chinnock examines one of the most divisive passages within Christianity, 1 Timothy 2:11-15. In many conservative churches, this passage is used to to justify banning women from teaching coed Bible classes, being an elder and serving as a pastor. Was this Paul’s intention when he wrote to Timothy? What […]

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113. The Day of Atonement

After a brief review of the feasts (festivals) of the Lord, Dr. Bramson examines Zechariah’s prophecy of the the day of atonement, also known as Yom Kippur. How did the rabbis understand this holiday? What is atonement? Who makes atonement–is it something we do for our own sin or is it something done for us? […]

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107. Daniel #5: Ox’n ye shall receive

As Dr. Bramson continues his mini-series on Daniel, he examines Daniel 4 where Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, describes his own conversion experience after being put out to pasture for seven seasons. What did it take for him to finally understand that the God of Israel was the true King? In addition, Dr. Bramson discusses who […]

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103. Daniel #1: Knowledge Will Increase

As Dr. Bramson continues “Jesus in the Old Testament,” he begins a short mini-series on Daniel. A careful study of Daniel will answer many questions about the end times. It will also explain why there is so much misunderstanding taught. In this lesson, Dr. Bramson will explain why people could not understand certain prophecies until […]

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102. The 3-Day Gap, part 2

In this teaching, Dr. Bramson answers the question he raised at the end of the previous teaching (here): Where was Jesus during those 3 days between His death and resurrection? Jesus told the Pharisees he would be in the heart of the earth. Commentators have all kinds of ideas about what this means, but what […]

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99. Resurrection Week #5: Passion of Christ

Many people are familiar with Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of Christ” but don’t know what “passion” refers to. After all, the word isn’t in the Bible…or is it? In this lesson, Dr. Bramson discusses the part of Jesus’s suffering before the crucifixion, which is known as His “passion.” How many times was Jesus flogged? […]

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92. Elijah and Second Chances

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson examines the showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. What was the outcome? What happened to make Elijah so afraid of Jezebel, Ahab’s wife? What happened to Elijah’s ministry as a result? Who else had a ministry that was cut short? When do these two figures show up again […]

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91. Jonah: a Miracle?

    In this lesson, Dr. Bramson teaches about Jonah, the prophet, who God called to go and warn the people of Nineveh to repent.  Instead of obeying, Jonah ran in the opposite direction, went through a perfect storm and ultimately landed in the belly of a fish. Was Jonah alive or dead while he […]

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90. Nehushtan

Hezekiah was probably Israel’s most obediant  king and led an amazing revival during his reign. During this time, however, people were worshiping the bronze snake made by Moses so Hezekiah broke it into many pieces. When he did this, he said, “Nehushtan!” Many people believe Hezekiah was saying, “This isn’t God. You are worshiping a […]

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89. Worst Prayer

Many people wonder how to pray. Is prayer a success when God does what you want? What should our motives be when we pray? In this lesson, Hezekiah receives the news that he will die soon, so he prays to God to let him live and the Lord added fifteen years to his life. What […]

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88. Greatest Prayer

During the reign of King Hezekiah, Israel (Judah) was threatened with the Assyrians who gave them two options: open the gates and surrender, or an even worse option. How did Hezekiah handle this threat from Sennacherib, king of Assyria? In this lesson, Dr. Bramson tells about Hezekiah’s prayer to the Lord, a prayer dubbed the […]

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86. Virgin Birth

How can we know that Jesus is the Son of God and speak with assurance that the Bible is completely true? The answer has to do with prophecy. Prophecy is essential to the Christian faith. In this lesson, Dr. Bramson refutes the arguments against the truth of the virgin birth. Listen here

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79. David III: Psalm 2

As Dr. Bramson continues his study on David, he looks at Psalm 2: “Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from […]

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78. David II: Psalms of David

When we think of David, we often think of his victory over Goliath, his affair with Bathsheba, and his son, Solomon. But there are neglected areas that are far more important than these historical stories, and that is David as prophet. In this lesson, Dr. Bramson looks at one of the most misunderstood sayings of […]

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72. We Want a King

After the ark returned to Israel from the Philistines, the Israelites returned to the LORD for twenty years, and put away their foreign gods. Eventually, though, Israel rejected the LORD and demanded a king just like all the other nations had. God, in the Law of Moses, had foreseen this rejection of Him and outlined […]

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68. Ruth

Why is the book of Ruth so important? Many people think of Ruth as a beautiful love story, but why is it in the Bible? Since this is a Bible study on Jesus in the Old Testament, what does Ruth tell us about Jesus? Very religious, orthodox Jews in Israel read the book of Ruth […]

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66. Gideon

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson discusses the battle between the invading, powerful Midianite army and the tiny Israelite army led by Gideon. Who was “the angel of the LORD” who spoke with Gideon prior to the battle? Did Gideon know who he was talking with? Why did the Lord instruct Gideon to reduce his army […]

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65. Deborah: Big Girls Don’t Cry

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson looks at the leadership of Deborah, a judge and prophetess of Israel. After a brief look at whether women can and should lead, Dr. Bramson delves into the story of Deborah’s leadership against the Canaanite captain, Sisera. God handed Sisera over to a woman; who was this woman, Deborah or […]

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64. What is right in their own eyes

After a review of the difference between the Old Testament and the Old Covenant, Dr. Bramson begins the book of Judges. The period of time known as “the Judges” describes the time after the death of Joshua when “everyone [Israel] did as they saw fit.” What was the result of this way of living? How […]

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62. A Truce with the Gibeonites

Was it wrong for the Gibeonites to want to join Israel? How was this different than Rahab joining Israel? What did God tell Israel about making alliances with other peoples? What does the Bible call the worship of other gods? Did God honor the decision Joshua made regarding the Gibeonites? Was Joshua morally obligated to […]

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61. Achan troubles Israel

Many people wonder how the “cruel and vengeful” God of the Old Testament could be the same God as the “kind and humble” Jesus of the New Testament. What accounts for the apparent difference? In this lesson, Dr. Bramson examines the conquering of Ai as well as the sin of Achan. Why were Achan and […]

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59. Rahab

Having finished the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, Dr. Bramson teaches about the two spies that Joshua sent into the Promised Land. How did Rahab know about the God of Israel? Next, Dr. Bramson discusses the movement of the ark, the priests, and the people into the Promised Land. What does this […]

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58. God’s Leader

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson ties up several loose ends before he moves on to the book of Joshua. First, what does Torah mean? Does Torah mean the law, the Old Covenant, or the Old Testament or none of these? What was the purpose of the law, the Mosaic Covenant?  Was it meant to provide […]

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57. Moses to Die

In Exodus 17, when the children of Israel were thirsty, God directed Moses to strike the rock at Horeb. Water gushed forth, satisfying the people’s thirst. Some years later, in Numbers 30, the people were thirsty again and the Lord instructed Moses to speak to the rock. Instead of speaking to the rock, Moses struck […]

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56. Feasts of the LORD

As Dr. Bramson continues with his series, Jesus in the Old Testament, he examines a passage in the middle of Leviticus that is all about Jesus. Leviticus 23 prescribes the festivals that Israel was to keep, from the selection of a spotless lamb to the Day of Atonement. Some of these festivals have been fulfilled […]

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54. Abortion

People often complain that the God of the Old Testament is harsh and cruel in contrast to the picture of God that Jesus gave us. Is this an accurate picture of God? Were the laws of the Old Covenant harsh? Looking at the context of who these laws were for and under what conditions they […]

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53. Shekinah

While the Israelites were in the desert, how did they know which way to go? Exodus 13 tells us that the Lord led them by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. What is the pillar of cloud? Where else in Scripture do we see a cloud mentioned? Is […]

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52. Doulos

Peter, Paul, Jude and James all begin their letters in the New Testament in the same way—by referring to themselves as a servant, bondservant, bondsman, slave or bond slave of Jesus Christ. In order to understand what they meant by slave/servant/bondsman, Dr. Bramson delves into the Old Testament to the laws of slavery. Next, what […]

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50. Nehushtan!

When Jesus had Bible study with the two disciples from Emmaus, He said to them: “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them […]

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49. The 3 Day Gap

What happened to Jesus between his death and his resurrection? What is death? What happens to the body after death? What happens to the spirit after death? What does the “heart of the earth” mean? What did Jesus do at the heart of the earth? How many hells are there? Who rose from the dead […]

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48. Last 3 Days

This lesson is a review of previous detailed lessons Dr. Bramson has taught about Passion Week. First, beginning with Fig Monday, what was Jesus doing by cursing the fig tree? What does the fig tree represent in Scripture? What does this tell us about the end times? Next comes Prophecy Tuesday where Jesus had Q […]

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42. Manna

In this study, Dr. Bramson follows the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt into the desert. Before long, they are grumbling. In response to their complaints about food, the Lord sent food from heaven. How did the Israelites respond? What did they call this bread from heaven? What does this suggest about their attitude? What did […]

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41. Drowning in the Red Sea

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson examines the rescue of the Israelites from Egypt. Many Christians are taught to pray and trust the Lord when they are in a tight spot. In this passage (Exodus 13-15), Israel was in a real tight spot, hemmed in by Pharaoh’s army on one side and the Red Sea on […]

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28. Exodus: God’s Name

In this study, Dr. Bramson discusses cults. What is a cult and why should we talk about cults in a Bible study? One reason is because most people who join cults are Christians who don’t know their Bible. In this lesson, Dr. Bramson explores Jehovah’s Witness’ claim that we must know the name of God. […]

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26. Messiah has not come!

Why is prophecy so important? One reason is that the majority of the Bible is prophecy. In addition, prophecy is essential in authenticating that the Bible is true. What is prophecy? What is a prophet? How do we know a true prophet from a false one? In addition to answering these questions, Dr. Bramson looks […]

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24. Joseph

In this lesson, Dr. Bramson looks at the life of Joseph. Throughout his years of slavery and imprisonment, Joseph must have wondered questions such as: Why did God desert me? Where is God in all of this? How could this be God’s will? Yet throughout these difficult years, God had a plan for Joseph’s life […]