Temple and Sacrifice in New Testament Times

This is a subsidary post of Temple.
It is also a subsidiary post of New Testament Times.

This post mirrors Vocabulary of Temple Worship, but with an emphasis on how the New Testament converts the Old Testament meanings of these terms.

In Old Testament times, Israel had a temple – built by David and Solomon – which was the central place of worship for the people.  After the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, the apostles began speaking of the temple of God in spiritual – rather than physical – terms.  This marked the transition from physical to spiritual thinking that Jesus brought.  For more on this distinction, study Flesh Versus Spirit.

In the verses listed below, Jesus and the apostles use Old Testament terms in a new – that is, spiritual – way.  Though the New Testament does have references to the physical temple and related issues, those references are not the focus of this list.

altar  –  Hebrews 13:10

aroma  –  2 Corinthians 2:14

incense  –  Revelation 5:8; 8:3, 4; *** Psalm 141:2

Jerusalem  (Zion)

minister  –  Acts 13:1-2; Romans 15:15-16

offering  –  Romans 15:15, 16

priests  –  Romans 15:15-16; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6

sacrifice  –  Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 13:15-16; 1 Peter 2:5

tabernacle  –  Hebrews 13:10

temple  –  John 2:21; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16

worship  –  John 4:20-24; Romans 12:1-2

Zion  (Jerusalem)

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