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Ten Conundrums in the Hebrew Scriptures That Are Resolved in the New Testament

Several conundrums in the Hebrew Scriptures are resolved in the New Testament.They are such that they require solutions that are not offered in the Hebrew Scriptures but that are offered in the New Testament.Ten of these will be noted here.
First, the Hebrew Scriptures present God as one and yet as relational.His relational character is not an acquired part of His identity after the creation, for His goodness and loving-kindness are part of His very essence.This is resolved in the New Testament with the understanding that God the Father and God the Son both partake of the Divine Identity and with the understanding that God is Father, Son, and Spirit.As the Church would come to articulate this in the doctrine of the Trinity, God is One and exists eternally in three persons.
Second, the Hebrew Scriptures present God as Spirit and yet as present in the Temple.This understanding of God as both omnipresent and incarnational is resolved in the New Testament with the understanding that God is …