The article first indicates the centrality of the witness of the New Testament to the resurrection of Christ. Next, it surveys the search for a controlling principle of interpretation to express the continuity between the Old and the New Testament. The article then considers Old Testament persons, events, and passages that point toward the resurrection of Christ. The expectation during the intertestamental period is also considered.
This article provides a bibliography on relevant resources for the study of literature from the intertestamental period, which is useful for an understanding of the background to the New Testament. Specific attention is given to the Dead Sea Scrolls, but also authors like Philo and Josephus, as well as rabbinic literature and the Talmud.
This article concerns itself with the interpretation of prophecy in the Qumran commentaries. Interpretation of older Scriptures was a major factor in the intertestamental period. For the first time, systematic commentaries on Old Testament books are produced. The commentaries of Philo originate from this period. The interpretation of the prophecy of Daniel marks a shift in Hebrew interpretation of prophecy.