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Quotations from the Old Testament in the New Testament
The close connection between the Old and New Testament is shown by the number of times the Old Testament is quoted in the New Testament. Bagster's Bible gives 889 quotations and allusions. George F. Pentecost gives the number at 885, a few of the allusions given by Bagster's Bible being disputed. Every book of the Old Testament is quoted except Obadiah, Nahum, Zephaniah, and Esther. There is only one quotation from the Song of Solomon. According to Dr. Pentecost the number of the Old Testament quotations and allusions in each New Testament book is as follows:
|New Testament Book||Old Testament Verse Occurence|
|The Gospel of Matthew||96|
|The Gospel of Mark||34|
|The Gospel of Luke||58|
|The Gospel of John||40|
|Acts of the Apostles||57|
|Total||855 Times* |
*Note: The occurrences as given by Johnson total to 845.--Ed.
Cite This Page:
Johnson, B. W. "Quotations from the Old Testament in the New Testament," The People's New Testament. Blue Letter Bible. 1 Aug 2002. 19 May 2013.