We cannot understand the New Testament without the Old Testament. To learn about David, we have to turn to Old Testament, 1st and 2nd Samuel. To learn about Abraham, we have to turn to the book of Genesis.

Matthew 2 : 6 is a quotation from Micah 5 : 2

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5 : 2

And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.

Matthew 2 : 6

Matthew 2:15 is a quotation from Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

Hosea 11:1

and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

Matthew 2 : 15

Matthew 2:18 is a quotation from Jeremiah 31:15

Thus says the Lord: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.”

Jeremiah 31:15

The book of Hebrews refers to the relationship between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.

The book of Revelation at the end of the New Testament is full of word pictures from Daniel, Ezekiel and Isaiah.

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