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The Old Testament Psalms in the New Testament
presented by Professor Matthias Henze
No other book of the Old Testament is quoted more often in the New Testament than the Book of Psalms. Early Christians found in the psalms the words of Jesus. The story of Christ’s trial and crucifixion as it is told by the four Evangelists draws heavily on the psalms. In this short class, we will be looking at two psalms, Psalms 110 and 118, and trace their use in the Gospels.
March 21: Psalm 118 has figured prominently in Jewish and Christian liturgies for two millennia. It includes a few memorable lines that will be familiar to many of us. Early Christians read the psalm Christologically, meaning they applied it to Christ. Exactly how did that work, and how is that different from our reading?