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The Road to Emmaus

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April 4, 2021

In Luke’s account of the resurrection, we are told of two disciples who encountered Jesus as they walked from Jerusalem to the nearby village of Emmaus. Though their eyes were kept from recognizing him, Jesus revealed why it was necessary that the Christ should suffer, and “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Lk. 24:26-27). What Old Testament passages would Jesus likely have discussed with these disciples? Shane Rosenthal discusses this with Jason DeRouchie, Research Professor of Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jesus declared after his resurrection that he had come to fulfill everything that was promised of him. So if we understand the Old Testament rightly, what we arrive at is this, “That the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Lk. 24:46-47). Therefore when we approach the Old Testament, that is the message we should be anticipating to find because Jesus tells us that’s what it’s about.

Jason DeRouchie

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