Choose just one of the themes from the list below. Note developments of that theme in the Old Testament to the New Testament (N.T.), and show how N.T. writers reinterpreted it. Discuss similarities, differences, and changes to the meaning. You must provide a separate outline to your paper. Use only the following resource that's available as an e-Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Dropbox by no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.
- Servant of God
- Son of Man
- Wealth and Poverty
- Son of God
- Mercy and Compassion
- Kingdom of God
- Accurate use of English including careful documentation (including ability to paraphrase and use quotations) and good organizational plan. 40 pts
- Adequate research including use of primary source. 20 pts
- Accurate and complete reflection of material read for assignment. 40 pts
Explanation & Answer
Comparisons of the Theme of Love in both Old and New Testament
Individuals have mistakenly rejected or even neglected the Old Testament on the ground
that it speaks concerning the vindictive God of judgment in contrast to the New Testament God
love manifest in Jesus Christ. However, this perceptive is entirely untrue. It is also necessary to
realize that although there are developments in the theme of love such as its meaning, some
views from both New and Old Testaments are similar.
Although some people have erroneously believed and falsely argued that God in the Old
Testament was unkind and angry since he was quick in his judgm...