Jesus in the Old Testament?

Does the following passage give us a glimpse of Jesus in the Old Testament?

What do you think?

Judges 13

21 But the angel of the Lord did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the Lord.

22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

23 But his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.

4 responses to “Jesus in the Old Testament?

  1. I strongly feel so. In fact, there are many references to ‘the Angel of the Lord’ [keyword: the] in the Old Testament that I take to be a revelation of Christ our Lord. This link deals with this question with more details –>

  2. No. As a pastor once told me, those who want to believe will always find evidence, while those who refuse to believe will always find enough evidence not to. I for one know the Old Testament better than some (not nearly better than many others, though), and I was always the one to start a debate in this: Jesus is applied to many older texts. Do I think it is impossible that he is implied? No. Nothing is impossible. But as a Christian and a believer, one might seek Him in the old text, and those who seek, typically find… Imagine this: Had you not known of Christ at all, would you still apply Him to this text?
    Thank you for more productive material for reflection!

    • If I had never heard of Christ at all, I would still wonder who it was that was both the angel/messenger of the Lord and also considered to be God Himself. And anyone reading the Old Testament has heard of Christ, because the word means Messiah, or annointed one. So if the New Testament had never been written, yeah, I think I would still apply this text to Him. Especially considering the fact that there are many old testament passages that equate Messiah with the Almighty God: Isaiah 9:6, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Micah 5:2, Psalm 45:6-7, Zecheriah 2:10-11.

  3. I think it is. Jesus was there from the beginning according to John 8:58

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