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 BookOld Testament Verse Occurence
The Gospel of Matthew96
The Gospel of Mark34
The Gospel of Luke58
The Gospel of John40
Acts of the Apostles57
Romans74
1 Corinthians41
2 Corinthians13
Galatians16
Ephesians11
Philippians3
Colossians3
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians2
1 Timothy6
2 Timothy2
Hebrews86
James16
1 Peter20
2 Peter10
1 John6
Revelation249
Total855 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. .
<http://blueletterbible.org/study/pnt/pnt08.html>.

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