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Learn Where Christ is Revealed in the Old Testament .
Join Chad Bird as he explores the beautiful Christology that is layered in the Old Testament stories, prophecies, and psalms.
Why should we bother studying the Old Testament when we have the New Testament? It's a legitimate question and one worth considering. One important reason is this....

The Old Testament is the Bible that Jesus Read.

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A New Understanding of the Old Testament
From beginning to end, from Genesis to Malachi, we have story upon story telling us who the Messiah is.
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Chad Bird 

Chad Bird is a Scholar in Residence at 1517. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew. He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. 

He has contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Lutheran Forum, and other journals and websites. He is also the author of several books, including Night Driving & Your God Is Too Glorious.
When we're reading the Old Testament, we're reading a book that is all about Christ.
 Join Chad Bird–Old Testament scholar and author of Unveiling Mercy–as he explores the Old Testament Scriptures and shows where we can find Christ. Lessons include:

1. The Bible That Jesus Read (Introduction)
2. Christophanies, or Appearances of Christ
3. Thematic Layering in the Old Testament

And more...



Why Study the Old Testament?
Chad Bird Answers This Question and Invites You to Learn More Below.