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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 Occurrence
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
Romans 74
1 Corinthians 41
2 Corinthians 13
Galatians 16
Ephesians 11
Philippians 3
Colossians 3
1 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 2
1 Timothy 6
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 86
James 16
1 Peter 20
2 Peter 10
1 John 6
Revelation 249
Total 855 Times *

* Note: The occurrences as given by Johnson total to 845. -Ed.
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