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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.

Resource Experts
  • 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


Top Highlights

“united in ungodly efforts to prevent the divine purpose.” (Page 132)

“‘O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.’” (Page vii)

“There are five key elements of Aaron’s priesthood that point directly to Christ: (1) the priest represents man; (2) the priest mediates for men before God; (3) the priest officiates the sacrifices; (4) the priest sympathizes with the people because he experiences the same infirmities; (5) the priest is chosen.” (Page 46)

“In view of all the Old Testament evidence, I would define ‘covenant’ as a mutually binding agreement between two parties. This agreement obligated the parties to certain duties and guaranteed certain issues.” (Pages 111–112)

“Second, a messiah was an accredited individual. In other words, a prophet, priest, or king had the authority to exercise the office to which he was anointed.” (Page 29)

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: 2024-02-12T19:48:07Z

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. Scottx



    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 (https://community.logos.com/forums/t/118608.aspx) and the recommendation from @Justin Gatlin!


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