Unus Deus – Verus Doctrina, Pt 12

Citations and Allusions about the Divine Applied to Christ

Below is a list, not to be considered exhaustive, of divinity from the Old Testament and the Deuterocanon applied in some form or fashion to Christ in the New Testament.

Matthew 8:26 (Psa 89:9); Matthew 13:14-15 (Isa 6:9-10); Matthew 16:27 (Psa 62:12); Matthew 18:20 (later traditions about Shekinah); Matthew 21:16 (Psa 8:2[3]); Matthew 21:44 (Isa 8:14-15; Zec 2:10; Zec 13:7 and Dan 7:13-14); Matthew 23:37 (Psa 91:4); Matthew 24:29 (Isa 13:10); Matthew 24:35 (Isa 40:8); Matthew 25:31-46 (Zec 14:5; Deu 32:39-43; and Dan 7:22); Matthew 25:32 (Joe 3:1-12 and Eze 34:17); Matthew 27:9 (Zec 11:3);

Mar 1:17 (Jer 16:16); Mark 8:38 (Zec 14:5); Mark 13:31 (Isa 40:8);

Luke 10:19 (Psa 91:13); Luke 13:34-35 (Psa 91:4); Luke 19:10 (Eze 34:16, 22); Luke 20:17 (Psa 118:22); Luke 20:18-19 (Isa 8:14-15; Zec 12:10; Zec 13:7; Dan 2:34-35, Dan 2:44-45; Dan 7:13-14); Luke 21:33 (Isa 40:3);

John 10:28 (Wis 3:1; cf Deu 32:39); John 12:38 (Isa 53:1); John 12:41 (Isa 6:1);

Acts 2:21 (Joe 2:32); Acts 18:10 (compare Jos 1:9; Isa 41:10; Isa 43:5; Jer 1:8);

Romans 9:31-32 (Psa 25:3); Romans 9:33 (Isa 8:14-15); Romans 10:13 (Joe 2:32); Romans 10:16 (Isa 53:1);

1st Corinthians 1:8 (transfer of the Old Testament day-of-the-LORD idea to day of the Lord Jesus); 1st Corinthians 1:31 (Jer 9:22-23); 1st Corinthians 2:16 (Isa 40:13); 1st Corinthians 10:4 (Exo 17:6; cf. Num 20:7-11; and Psa 78:15-16); 1st Corinthians 10:9 (Psa 78:18 and Num 21:5-6); 1st Corinthians 10:21 (Mal 1:7, Mal 1:12); 1st Corinthians 10:22 (Deu 32:21); 1st Corinthians 10:26 (Psa 24:1); 2nd Corinthians 3:16 (Exo 34:34);

2nd Corinthians 5:10 (Ecc 12:14); 2nd Corinthians 8:21 (Pro 3:4 LXX); 2nd Corinthians 10:17 (Jer 9:22-23);

Eph 4:8 (Psa 68:19); Ephesians 6:4 (Pro 3:11);

Philippians 2:9-11 (Isa 45:23);

1st Thessalonians 3:13 (Zec 14:5); 1st Thessalonians 4:6 (Psa 94:2; and Sir 5:3); 1st Thessalonians 5:2 (transfer of the day of the LORD to day of the Lord Jesus);

2nd Thessalonians 1:7 (Zec 14:5); 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 (Isa 66:15); 2nd Thessalonians 1:9 (Isa 2:10 Isa 2:19, Isa 2:21); 2nd Thessalonians 1:10 (transfer of the day of the LORD to the day of the Lord Jesus); 2nd Thessalonians 1:12 (Isa 66:5; Mal 1:11); 2nd Thessalonians 2:2 (transfer of the day of the LORD day of the Lord Jesus); 2nd Thessalonians 2:8 (Job 4:9; Psa 32:6 LXX);

2nd Timothy 2:19 (Sir 17:26 conflated with a common Old Testament phrase);

Hebrews 1:10-12 (Psa 102:25-27)

James 2:7 (a common Old Testament phrase);

1Peter 1:11 (Spirit passages); 1Peter 2:3 (Psa 34:8); 1Peter 3:14-15 (Isa 8:12-13);

2Pe 3:8 (Psa 90:4);

Jude 1:14-15 (Zec 14:5 cf 1 En. 1.9);

Revelation 1:7 (Zec 12:10); Revelation 1:13-14 (Dan 7:9); Revelation 2:17 (Isa 62:2); Revelation 2:23 (Jer 11:20); Revelation 3:5 (Exo 32:32-33; and Psa 69:28); Revelation 7:17 (Psa 23:2); Revelation 14:4 (first fruit passages); Revelation 17:14 (Dan 2:47; Deu 10:17); Revelation 19:16 (Deu 10:17; and Dan 2:47); Revelation 22:1 (throne passages)

Post By Joel Watts (10,058 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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