Isaiah 64:1

Hebrew Bible

1 If only you would tear apart the sky and come down! The mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire ignites dry wood or fire makes water boil, let your adversaries know who you are, and may the nations shake at your presence! 3 When you performed awesome deeds that took us by surprise, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. 4 Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who intervenes for those who wait for him. 5 You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe your commandments. Look, you were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved? Source

Date: 7th-5th Centuries B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Mark 1:10

New Testament

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one shouting in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,make his paths straight.’” 4 In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 People from the whole Judean countryside and all of Jerusalem were going out to him, and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. 6 John wore a garment made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He proclaimed, “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy to bend down and untie the strap of his sandals. 8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9 Now in those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 10 And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.” Source

Date: 60-75 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Vanhoozer, Kevin J. Staurology, Ontology, and the Travail of Biblical Narrative: Once More unto the Biblical Theological Breach (pp. 7-33) Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 23.2, 2019

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Vanhoozer, Kevin J. Staurology, Ontology, and the Travail of Biblical Narrative: Once More unto the Biblical Theological Breach (pp. 7-33) Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 23.2, 2019

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