R.H. Charles, Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament (Bellingham: Logos Bible Software, 2004). Logos.com/OTPseudepigrapha

In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist identifies himself as the voice crying in the wilderness (Isa 40:3John 1:23)—the one that announced the new exodus. Once John baptizes Jesus, Jesus takes on Israel’s role, passing through the waters, traveling through the desert, and embarking on a conquest of the land. He delivers people from bondage (Luke 13:16Rom 6:18), gives them a new identity (Matt 16:18Gal 4:7), an inheritance (Matt 25:34Heb 9:15), and restores them to right relationship with God (Col 1:21–22) and each other (Eph 2:14–16). Through such a great salvation the glory of God is revealed (Exod 40:31Isa 40:5John 1:14).

God takes all who believe from exile to exodus, in an ultimate fulfillment of what was written in the prophet Isaiah.

Resources Used

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson (eds.), Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007). Logos.com/NTUseOfOT

Gleason L. Archer, A Survey of Old Testament Introduction (3rd. ed.; Chicago: Moody, 1998). Logos.com/OTSurveyIntro

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Logos Bible Software. Each issue of Bible Study Magazine provides tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from people like John Piper, Beth Moore, Mark Driscoll, Kay Arthur, Randy Alcorn, John MacArthur, Barry Black, and more. More information is available at http://www.biblestudymagazine.com. Originally published in print: Copyright Bible Study Magazine (Mar–Apr 2010): pgs. 40–41.

Publication date: July 17, 2013