What are the unifying themes of the Old Testament?

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The unifying themes of the Old Testament are the creation[1], covenant, holiness and redemption. God established his kingdom and glory through mankind[2]. The creation of Eve and Adam was the first mission to establish his kingdom in earth. All the scriptures in the books of Old Testament have foundation in the creation to the fall then the Redemption.[3] After the fall of humanity, God wanted to restore his nation through the promise to Abraham.[4]

God was calling his people to be holly as he is Holy. He gave Moses commandments and Laws that Israelites should respect in order to differ from other nations. Then, the redemption was through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus is the Redeemer, and in the Old Testament he is called the Messiah. He is the one who connect all nations to God.  [5]

I believe that the above mentioned themes are the core unifying of the Old Testament. They make the reason of all event of what happened in the Old Testament. All history of Israelites and the rest of humanity base on those themes.

[1] Waltke, Bruce. An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006, 57

[2] Genesis 1: 26-28

[3] Longman, Tremper and Raymond B. Dillard, An Introduction to the Old Testament ( 2nd Edition), Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007

[4] Genesis 12-50

[5] 2 Samuel 7:14 (ESV), Psalm 2:7 (ESV), Isaiah 7:14 (ESV), Hosea 11:1 (ESV), Micah 5:1–3 (ESV)

Rev. Sereine

Rev. Dr. Sereine NTERINANZIZA E-Mail: snterinanziza@gmail.com Address: Kigali- Rwanda /Kicukiro/Kagarama Personal Biography This website has a purpose of educating, and advocating through evangelism. The owner is Pastor Sereine Nterinanziza, passionate business woman. Legal Representative of Hands of Compassion Rwanda. Candidate in Doctor of Ministry in USA. Holder of a Master degree of Business Administration obtained from Kampala International University, Master of Divinity from World Mission Frontiers, Bachelor of Arts and Humanity-History. Since 2006, she is the Managing Director in her own Companies, from 2011-2015 She worked as Capacity Building Officer at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), in 2019-2011 She worked with Food for the Hungry Rwanda, 2008-2009 She worked with World Vision Rwanda. Sereine is a committed Christian, passionate for delivering family therapies, passionate to help vulnerable people. She loves her family and her Country Rwanda. She is an active member of Pentecostal Church of Rwanda. In 2018, she was appointed Pastor in Nebo Church of Rwanda, to begin a branch in Kigali. She evangelize through socio media ( website, youtube, facebook).

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