Jesus of Israel: Finding Christ in the Old Testament


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Jesus of Israel


Finding Christ in the Old Testament
Fr. Richard Veras; Foreword by Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., editor of Magnificat magazine
"Jesus did not come from nowhere! He was long awaited by a people who were educated…to expect God's presence in the messiness of their own history." —From the Introduction

Not only was Jesus a Jew, his coming was foreshadowed in stories from Genesis to the prophets. Fr. Richard Veras invites us to enter a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the doors of familiar and not-so-familiar incidents in the Old Testament.

Ever wonder, for example, why God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? Even more, why Abraham was willing to do it? Puzzled as to why there are two creation accounts in Genesis? What's the problem with being a Samaritan? And what does any of this have to do with Jesus and our life in him?
The author explores these and other issues with one goal in mind: to "aid the reader to come to a deeper certainty about Jesus Christ."

Fr. Richard Veras is the pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church in Staten Island, New York and the author of Wisdom for Everyday Life from the Book of Revelation. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, an active member of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation, and a frequent contributor to Magnificat magazine.


  • Forward by Father Peter Cameron
  • Introduction: The Long-Awaited Messiah, the Promised of Ages
  • Chapter One: What Makes the Chosen People Unique?
  • Chapter Two: God and Man: Two Creation Stories
  • Chapter Three: Adam and Eve and Jesus and Mary
  • Chapter Four: God's Covenant With Abraham and His Promise to Sarah
  • Chapter Five: The Sacrifice of a Beloved Son
  • Chapter Six: Mystery Men of Old and New
  • Chapter Seven: Joseph and Jesus
  • Chapter Eight: Moses and the People and Jesus in the Desert
  • Chapter Nine: Return of the King
  • Chapter Ten: The Samaritan and the King
  • Chapter Eleven: Elijah and Elisha and the Asencsion
  • Chapter Twelve: Mary of Israel: Through Her the Old is Made New
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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