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Old Testament scholar Christopher Wright states in his book Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament,

"I find myself aware that in reading the Hebrew Scriptures, I am handling something that gives me a closer link with Jesus than any archaeological artifact could do...Above all, this is where he found the shape of his own identity and the goal of his own mission. In short, the deeper you go into understanding the Old Testament, the closer you come to the heart of Jesus...For it saddens me that so many Christians in these days love Jesus, but know so little about who he thought he was and what he had come to do." (Wright, Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, ix)

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