Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

These do not tell everything, but they point to main themes.

The Books of Moses

  • In Genesis Jesus is the Creator and promised Deliverer.

  • In Exodus Jesus is the Deliverer, Law Giver, and promised Prophet.

  • In Leviticus Jesus is the Great High Priest and the Lamb of God.

  • In Numbers Jesus is lifted up to save those who look to Him. (21:6-9)

  • In Deuteronomy Jesus is the Preacher. (1)

The Books of History

  • In Joshua Jesus takes His people into the Promised Land. (1)

  • In Judges Jesus is the Judge who delivers from oppression. (2)

  • In Ruth Jesus is the Kinsman Redeemer. (4)

  • In 1 & 2 Samuel Jesus is the Overlooked but Anointed King (1 Sam. 16)

  • In 1 & 2 Kings Jesus is the wise Reigning King. (1 Kings 3:1-28)

  • In 1 & 2 Chronicles Jesus is the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant. (1 Chron. 17)

  • In Ezra Jesus is the faithful Scribe who teaches God’s Statutes. (7:10)

  • In Nehemiah Jesus is our fearless Leader willing to give up His life. (6:11)

  • In Esther Jesus is our Intercessor willing to give up His life. (4:14-16)

The Books of Poetry and Wisdom

  • In Job Jesus is the Man who suffers unjustly, but prevails.

  • In Psalms Jesus is to be kissed or else, and is the Object of Worship. (2:12, 96:9)

  • In Proverbs Jesus is the Wisdom of God and the wise Son. (23:24)

  • In Ecclesiastes Jesus is the Preacher who overcame and warns of the vanity of the world. (1:1-3)

  • In Song of Solomon Jesus is the Prince who loves His bride.

The Books of Prophecy

  • In Isaiah Jesus is Holy, Holy, Holy; and the Suffering Servant. (6, 53)

  • In Jeremiah Jesus is the True Prophet who condemns false prophets.

  • In Lamentations Jesus weeps for Jerusalem.

  • In Ezekiel Jesus is the Son of Man who shepherds exiles in a foreign land. (34:2)

  • In Daniel Jesus is the Rock who demolishes all earthly kingdoms. (2)

  • In Hosea Jesus is the Groom who takes an unfaithful bride. (1)

  • In Joel Jesus is the Judge of the nations and the Restorer of His People. (2:28-32)

  • In Amos Jesus offers salvation to all and baptizes His people with the Holy Spirit. (9)

  • In Obadiah Jesus is the Judge of the nations and the Savior of His people.

  • In Jonah Jesus is buried and rises the third day to save Gentiles. (1:17-2:10)

  • In Micah Jesus bears our judgment so that we can experience God’s mercy. (7)

  • In Nahum Jesus is a patient but righteous Judge. (1)

  • In Habakkuk Jesus uses evil for His purposes, then judges evil. (1-2)

  • In Zephaniah Jesus is “The Sacrifice” prepared by God, who hides us from the wrath of God. (1:8)

  • In Haggai Jesus is the “desire of all nations” who reveals the glory of the Lord. (2:7)

  • In Zechariah Jesus is the High Priest who was pierced. (12:10)

  • In Malachi Jesus is the Messenger of the covenant, in whom God delights. (3:1-3)

The Gospels

  • In Matthew Jesus is the King.

  • In Mark Jesus is the Servant.

  • In Luke Jesus is the Son of Man.

  • In John Jesus is the Son of God.

  • In Acts Jesus is the Lord of the Church.

The Letters of Paul

  • In Romans Jesus is the Righteous Justifier. (3:26)

  • In 1 & 2 Corinthians Jesus is the one who must be loved. (1 Cor. 16:22)

  • In Galatians Jesus gave Himself for our sins. (1:4)

  • In Ephesians Jesus is the Head over all things. (1:22)

  • In Philippians Jesus is our life. (1:21)

  • In Colossians Jesus is the image of the invisible God. (1:15)

  • In 1 & 2 Thessalonians Jesus is Lord of Peace. (3:16)

  • In 1 & 2 Timothy Jesus is one Mediator between God and men. (1 Tim. 2:5)

  • In Titus Jesus is the Blessed Hope. (2:13)

  • In Philemon Jesus is an Advocate for a repentant slave. (v.18)

The General Letters

  • In Hebrews Jesus is the once for all, never to be repeated Sacrifice. (10)

  • In James Jesus is God’s Wisdom and the One in whom we trust. (2:14-26)

  • In 1 & 2 Peter Jesus The Chief Shepherd. (1 Peter 5:4)

  • In 1, 2 & 3 John Jesus is Love. (1 Jn. 1:4)

  • In Jude Jesus is the only wise God and Savior. (v.24-25)

  • In Revelation Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. (19:11-16)