Did Christ appear to men in the Old Testament? If so, where?


Clarify Share Report Asked January 07 2014 Mini Stephanie Larsen

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Mini Jennifer Henkel Bible/History Middle School Teacher, Lover of the OT!
Yes, indeed! Quite a few times, in fact. 

We see "theophanies" or "Christophanies" wherever you see the phrase, "The angel of The Lord." Not an angel, but THE angel.

You can tell this refers to Jesus, because of what this "angel" says. He makes promises that only God could do, using the phrase, "I will..." 

For instance, Hagar the Egyptian maid of Sarah sees Jesus in Genesis 16. In verse 10, this angel says "I will greatly multiply your descendants..." No angel would say that.

Also, if the "angel" accepts worship, this is Jesus. No angel of God permits men to worship him. (Rev 22:8-9)

Jesus appears to Abraham numerous times, to Joshua as the Commander of the Lord's army, to Samson's mother, to the 3 Jewish men in Nebuchnezzar's furnace, just to name a few.

January 09 2014 5 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Jean Email Believer
The only one I can claim was Jesus was in the Book of Daniel:

"And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the SON OF GOD.” (Daniel 3:23-25 NKJV)

January 27 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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