People didn’t follow Jesus only because of his miracles—they also followed him because he knew how to handle the Old Testament:
- He could match wits with the temple teachers at age 12 (Lk 2:42, 46–47).
- He resisted the devil’s temptations using passages from Deuteronomy (Mt 4:1–11).
- He stumped the Pharisees when it came to who the son of David is (Mt 22:41–46).
Jesus is the greatest Old Testament scholar of all time, and it makes me wonder: which books of the Old Testament does Jesus quote most often in the Gospels?
Let’s count them down game-show style:
The 4 Old Testament books Jesus quotes most
Exodus is famous for the stories of Moses, the burning bush, the 10 plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea. It’s the story of God calling Israel from Egypt and making them his own people in the wilderness.
Jesus quotes Exodus seven times, usually referencing the laws God gives Israel in the wilderness—especially the [Read more…]