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Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament


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Although not on every line and perhaps not on every page, the message of Christ overshadows the entire Old Testament. Finding Christ is the key that unlocks and locks in the message of the whole Word of God. Jesus Christ is God’s final, perfect, incomparable Word.

Beginning at Moses seeks to follow the example of Christ himself who, “beginning at Moses and all the prophets,” expounded from all the Scripture the things concerning himself.

The revised edition of Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament is now available.

  • Utilizes Christ as the lens through which to view the Old Testament
  • Provides value and purpose to the Old Testament for today’s Christian, revealing the blessing these books of the Bible have to offer
  • Includes material well suited for in-depth study of the Word

Part I: Whom to Look For

  • Jesus the Messiah
  • The Person of Christ
  • The Work of Christ

Part II: Where to Look

  • Christ in the Covenants
  • Christ in Person
  • Christ in His Names
  • Christ in Word Prophecy
  • Christ in Picture Prophecy-Explained
  • Christ in Picture Prophecy-Illustrated
  • Christ in Song


It is the rare combination of consecrated scholarship and passionate devotion that makes Beginning at Moses a unique book. It is, in my estimation, a must for anyone who is serious about Bible study—or better yet—for anyone who is serious about his devotion to Christ . . .

Thurman Wisdom, dean, School of Religion, Bob Jones University

  • Title: Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament
  • Author: Michael Barrett
  • Publisher: Ambassador
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Messiahship; Bible. N.T. › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. O.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Messiah › Prophecies
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biblical-theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-05-03T17:11:47Z

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Michael Paul Vernon Barrett (born September 18, 1949) is the author of Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old TestamentGod’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel, and Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel. He is academic dean and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of North America, and was formerly president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. Converted to Christianity as a child, he was called to ministry early in his college career at Bob Jones University. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text at BJU with a special focus on Semitic languages.


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  1. Scott Quillin

    Scott Quillin


    So far, this book is simply amazing! I'm eager and excited to discover all that Michael has uncovered in his extensive research. So far, this is exactly what I was looking for and more! I'm thankful for his efforts. I'm also grateful for finding out about this resource on the forum post ( and the recommendation from @Justin Gatlin!


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