Jesus Is The Central Figure

944 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Within the Christian faith, Jesus is the central figure. And who he was and what his mission was on this earth are important topics to think about. To an outsider, Jesus may be the main character in the Bible, who lived a great moral life and talk immensely on the figure of God. However, upon study one can realize that Jesus was so much more than a moral, religious figure in the first century.

When going about effectively defining who Jesus was/is, one must look at it like a story and this story is being fleshed out in the entire Bible. Thus, one must first turn to the Old Testament. Throughout the Old Testament, an array of prophecies are written describing a figure who was to come. Not just to come, but to come and suffer, reign, and save the peoples of the world (not just Israel). For example, in Daniel 7 and Isaiah 53, a metaphorical narrative attributing divinity, kingship, as well as attributions of a human are given to this figure. The figure is commonly referred to as the “Son of Man” and “Son of God” in this narrative. Yet, this individual does not simply save humanity with a definitive statement, rather through suffering laid out in Daniel 7 and Isaiah 52-53. Another prophecy in 2 Samuel 7:1-11, Isaiah 9:6-7, 11:1-5, Psalm 89:3-4, Jeremiah 23:1-6, and Ezekiel 34:1-30 depicts a figure coming forth who is in the lineage of King David. References to the “Son of David” are given. These references later connect in the New Testament when Jesus ultimately comes and…
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