Jesus Personally Ratified the Abrahamic Covenant

Note: This article is part of a series on Old Testament Christophanies.  For important background information, see An Introduction to Old Testament Christophanies–with Justin Martyr. The Covenant Keeper It is in Genesis 15 where the all-important Abrahamic Covenant is ratified.  Back in Genesis 12 the provisions of the covenant are given, including that the Lord would […]

Jesus in Genesis 1-3

Note: This article is part of a series on Old Testament Christophanies.  For important background information, see An Introduction to Old Testament Christophanies–with Justin Martyr. From the Beginning Jesus was there from the very beginning, on the first page of our Bibles.  In Genesis 1, the phrase “Then God said” occurs immediately before the Lord issued […]

An Introduction to Old Testament Christophanies–with Justin Martyr

Justin’s Testimony In his magnum opus, Dialogue with Trypho,[1] Justin Martyr taught that there were moments in history when God had personally visited with different people.  But it wasn’t the Father, the Holy Spirit, or God in general who made these special appearances.  It was the Son.  Since he was striving to bring a Jewish […]

The Wonderful Christophany in Judges 13

The Angel of the LORD is no ordinary angel.  The Hebrew Mal’ak indicates anything from a generic messenger to a theophany.  In particular, the Angel of the LORD is a Christophany (a non-incarnate appearing of Jesus Christ).  Like the Son, the Angel of the LORD functions as the person of God that interacts with man […]