Differences And Similarities Between The Old Testa

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(King James versions) Different people observe one and the same think differently. Depending on the time, in which they live, the knowledge they poses, the culture which is surrounding them, people perceive things differently. In order to make good comparison between the Old Testament and The New Testament, we will first have to consider the time, place and culture, in which both have been written. We will also have to take into account the different interpretations of both books, and the different meanings that people put into them. But if we leave the subjective point of view (i.e. the human perception), we will see that the Old Testament lays the foundation for the teachings and events found in the New Testament. We would not be able to fully understand the meaning of the gospels; we would not even be able to understand that Jesus is the Messiah, if we do not read the Old Testament. Clearly the two books of the Bible have a lot of difference, but there is one similarity that stands out – the theme. In both books the general theme is about redemption. In both The New and The Old Testament we can clearly see that redemption comes with faith and that the redeemer is one and the same – God’s son. However there are also some differences, the main of which is the way God is presented in the two books. In the Old Testament, he is the lawgiver, the punisher for man`s sins, whereas in the New Testament he is the redeemer. God typically responds to human behavior with justice, i.e. people get what they deserve. God punishes the evil and blesses the righteous. The theme of redemption appears throughout the biblical stories. There are different ways to be redeemed. One way, is to simply forget or ignore the other person offence. Another way is with the help of a mediator or a sacrifice. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy

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