Jesus in all the books of the Bible
How is Jesus revealed from Genesis to Revelation?

The Bible is about Jesus. He is pictured or prophesied about in each of the 66 Bible books as well as in countless types in the lives of different characters in the Bible. Here is a breakdown of how He is pictured in each of the books...

 

 

Old Testament books

 

Genesis

The Seed of the Woman

Messiah would be born of the seed of a woman (Gen 3:15, Luke 1:34-35)
Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob (Gen 12:3, 17:19, 28:14, Luke 3:23-34)
Messiah would be a king in the line of Judah (Gen 49:10, John 1:49)
Typified in the person of Melchizedek (Gen 14:18)
The life of Isaac - the sacrificed son (Gen 22)
The life of Joseph - the rejected brother (Gen 37)

Exodus

The Passover Lamb

Typified in the life of Moses - the deliverer
The Passover Lamb (Ex 12, John 1:29,36)
The Manna from Heaven (Ex 16, John 6)
The Rock struck at Horeb (Ex 17, 1 Cor 10:4)
The Tabernacle (Brazen Altar, Lampstand, Table of Showbread, Ark of the covenant etc) (Gen 25-30)

Leviticus

The High Priest

Typified in the sacrifices and offerings (Lev 1-7)
In the Jewish festivals (Passover, Atonement, Lev 16, 23)
In the scapegoat (Lev 16:7-9)
In the person and duties of the High Priest (Lev 16)

Numbers

The Cloud and The Fire

Messiah would be a King (Num 24:17)
Typified in the bronze serpent (Num 21:8-9)
The Water from the Rock (Num 20)

Deuteronomy

The Prophet Like Moses

Messiah will be a prophet (Deut 18:15-19, John 6:14)
Messiah would be worshipped by angels (Deut 32:43, Luke 2:13-14)
Typified in the cities of refuge (Deut 4:41)

Joshua

The Captain of Our Salvation

Typified in the person of Joshua (our leader into the promised land)
In the Promised Land
In the Commander of the Army (Josh 5:13-15)

Judges

The Judge And Lawgiver

Typified in the Judges (for He is true Judge of the living and the dead)

Ruth

The Kinsman Redeemer

Messiah would be a descendant of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:12-17)
Typified in the life of Boaz - The Kinsman Redeemer (Ruth 2:1)

1 & 2 Samuel

The Prophet of The Lord

Messiah exalted by God with power (1 Sam 2:10, Matt 28:18)
Messiah would be a descendant of David (2 Sam 7:12-16, Matt 1:1)
Messiah would be the 'Rock' (2 Sam 23:2-3, 1 Cor 10:4)
Typified in the life of David - The King in Exile (1 Sam 22)
The life of Jonathon - the faithful friend (1 Sam 18:1-4)

1 & 2 Kings

The Reigning King

Typified in the life of Solomon (the Millennial Reign)
In the life and miracles of the prophet Elisha (multiplying bread 2 Kings 4:42, healing leper 2 Kings 5)

1 & 2 Chronicles

 

Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah (1 Chron 5:2, Luke 3:23-32)
Typified in Solomon's temple
In the Wisdom of Solomon (2 Chron 9:22)

Ezra

The Faithful Scribe

Typified in person of Zerubbabel, the rebuilder of the temple (Ezra 4)

Nehemiah

The Rebuilder of the Walls

Typified in the person of Nehemiah, the rebuilder of the walls of salvation

Esther

Mordecai

Typified in the person of Mordecai

Job

The Dayspring From on High

Typified in the sufferings of Job and the blessings that would follow

Psalms

The Lord Who Is Our Shepherd

Messiah would be the Son of God (Ps 2:7, 12, Matt 17:5)
Messiah would be resurrected (Ps 16:8-10, Acts 13:30-37)
Messiah would be despised & crucified (Ps 22:6-8, 14, Luke 23:21-23, Matt 27:35)
Messiah would be hated without cause (Ps 69:4, Luke 23:13-22)
Messiah would be Lord, seated at the right hand of God (Ps 110:1,5, 1 Pet 3:21-22)
Messiah would be in the line of Melchizedek (Ps 110:4, Heb 6:17-20)
Messiah would be the 'stone' rejected by the Jews (Ps 118:22, Matt 21:42-43)
Key Messianic Psalms: Chapters 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 69, 89, 109, 110, 118

Proverbs & Ecclesiastes

The Wisdom of God

Messiah would be from everlasting (Prov 8:22-23, John 17:5)
Messiah would be the Son of God (Prov 30:4, Matt 3:16-17)
Typified in the Wisdom of God (Prov 8:22-31)

Song of Solomon

The Lover & Bridegroom

Typified in the Bridegroom's love for, and marriage to, the bride

Isaiah

The Suffering Servant

Messiah would be born of a virgin (Is 7:14, Luke 1:34-35)
Messiah would be Immanuel "God with us" (Is 7:14, Matt 1:21-23)
Messiah would be God and Man (Is 9:6, John 10:30)
Messiah would have the 7-fold Spirit upon Him (Is 11:1-2, Matt 3:16-17)
Messiah would heal the blind, lame, deaf (Is 35:5-6, Mark 10:51-52)
Messiah would be proceeded by a forerunner (Is 40:3, Luke 1:17)
Messiah would be a light to the gentiles (Is 42:6, John 8:12)
Messiah would be despised by the Jewish nation (Is 49:7, John 10:20, Matt 27:23)
Messiah would be whipped and beaten (Is 50:6, Matt 26:67, 27:26)
Messiah would die as a guilt offering for sin (Is 53:10, John 18:11)
Messiah would be resurrected and live forever (Is 53:10, Mark 16:16)

Jeremiah & Lamentations

The Weeping Prophet

Messiah would be God (Jer 23:6, John 13:13)
Messiah would be a righteous Branch (Jer 23:5)
Messiah would be our righteousness (Jer 23:6, 1 Cor 1:30)

Ezekiel

The Son of Man

Messiah would be a descendant of David (Ez 34:23-24, Matt 1:1)

Daniel

The Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven

Messiah would be 'a son of man' given an everlasting kingdom (Dan 7:13-14, Luke 1:31-34)
Messiah would come 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Dan 9:25, John 12:12-23)
Messiah would be killed (Dan 9:26, Matt 27:35)
Revealed as the 'stone' (and His kingdom) that smashes the kingdoms of the world (Dan 2:34,44)
Typified in the 4th man in the fiery furnace - one like 'the son of gods' (Dan 3:25)

Hosea

The Bridegroom 

Typified in Hosea's faithfulness to his adulterous wife (Hos 3)

Joel

The Baptizer With The Holy Spirit

Messiah will offer salvation to all mankind (Joel 2:32, Rom 10:12-13)
Messiah would baptize people with the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)

Amos

The Burden Bearer

God would darken the day at noon during Messiah's death (Amos 8:9, Matt 27:45-46)

Obadiah

The Mighty Savior

 

Jonah

The Forgiving God

Typified in Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish (Jon 1:17, Matt 12:40)

Micah

The Messenger With Beautiful Feet

Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Mic 5:2, Matt 2:1-2)
Messiah would be from everlasting (Mic 5:2, Rev:1-8)

Nahum

The Avenger of God's Elect

 

Habakkuk

The Great Evangelist, Crying For Revival

Messiah would come from Teman at His return, full of glory (Hab 3:3)
Typified in the life of Habakkuk (his intercession and prayer for his people)

Zephaniah

The Restorer of the Remnant

 

Haggai

The Cleansing Fountain

Messiah would visit the 2nd temple (Hag 2:6-9, Luke 2:27-32)

Zechariah

The Pierced Son

Messiah would be Priest and King (Zech 6:12-13, Heb 8:1)
Messiah would be ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zech 9:9, Matt 21:6-9)
Messiah would be God (Zech 11:12-13, John 12:45)
Messiah would be pierced (Zech 12:10, John 19:34-37)

Malachi
 

The Son of Righteousness

Messiah would appear at the temple (Mal 3:1, Mark 11:15-16)
Messiah's forerunner would come in the spirit of Elijah (Mat 4:5, Matt 3:1-2)

 

 

 

 

New Testament Books

 

Matthew

The Messiah

The Son of David (Matt 1:1)
The King of the Jews (Matt 2:2)
The Son of God (Matt 2:15).
The Bridegroom (Matt 9:15)

Mark

The Miracle Worker

The Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)
The Servant (Mark 10:45)
The King of Israel (Mark 15:32)

Luke

The Son of Man

The Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)
The Consolation of Israel: (Luke 2:25).

John

The Son of God

The Only Begotten Son: (John 1:14,18)
The Lamb of God (John 1:29,36)
The Bread of life (John 6:35)
The Light of the World (John 8:1)
The I AM! (John 8:58)
The Door of the Sheep: (John 10:7,9)
The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
The Resurrection and life (John 11:25)
The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)
The True Vine (John 15:1)

Acts

The Ascended Lord

The Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
The Judge of the living and the dead (Acts 10:42)
The Just One (Acts 7:52).
The Hope of Israel (Acts 28:20)

Romans

The Justifier

The Rock of Offense (Romans 9:33)
The Deliverer (Romans 11:26)
The Lord of the dead and the living (Romans 14:9)
The Root of Jesse (Romans 15:12)

1 & 2 Corinthians

The Last Adam

The First-fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23)
The Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)

Galatians

The One Who Sets Us Free

The Lord Jesus Christ (Gal 1:3)

Ephesians

The Christ of Riches

The Head over All Things (Ephesians 1:22)
The Cornerstone: (Ephesians 2:20)

Philippians

The God Who Meets Our Every Need

The Name above all names (Philippians 2:9)

Colossians

The Fullness of The Godhead

The Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
The Head of the body (Colossians 1:18)
The Beginning (Colossians 1:18)
The Firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18)
The Hope of Glory (Col 1:27)

1 & 2 Thessalonians

The Soon Coming King

The Lord of Peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

1 & 2 Timothy

The Mediator Between God And Man

The King of Ages (1 Timothy 1:17)
The Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)

Titus

The Blessed Hope

The Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13)
The Great God and Saviour (Titus 2:13)

Philemon

The Friend, Closer Than a Brother

The Lord Jesus Christ (Philemon 3)

Hebrews

The Blood That Washes Away My Sins

The Heir of All Things (Hebrews 1:2)
The Faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17)
The Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2)

James

The Great Physician

The Lord of Glory (James 2:1)
The Judge at the door (James 5:9)

1 & 2 Peter

The Chief Shepherd

The Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)
The Chief Shepherd  (1 Peter 5:4)

1 & 2 & 3 John

Everlasting Love

The Eternal Life (1 John 1:2)
The Righteous (1 John 2:1)

Jude

The God our Saviour

The Only Wise God our Saviour (Jude 25)

Revelation

The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

The Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: (Revelation 1:17, 22:13)
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5)
The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).

The King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16)
The Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)