Can Jesus be found in the Old Testament?
The simple answer to this is, yes. Because Jesus is on every page of the Old and the New Testaments. Jesus told us so. After His resurrection, Jesus ascended to the Father and was glorified. Luke records that on the same day Jesus walked with two men on the road to Emmaus. Luke 24:27 tells us, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he [Jesus] expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Jesus was speaking of the Hebrew Scriptures. He’s there in ALL the Old Testament Scriptures.
The entirety of the Bible — from Genesis through Revelation — points to, and reveals, one man ... the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was there in the beginning, from the creation of the earth. He is Elohim, the triune God of Genesis 1:1. And even before the foundation of the world He existed (John 17:24), for He is the Great I Am of the burning bush (Exodus 3:2-14), the eternal God (Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalm 41:13, 90:2, 93:2, Isaiah 63:16b, Micah 5:2, John 1:1-2), both Alpha and Omega, beginning and end (Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13) and He is the Word of God.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." (John 1:1-2)
We all remember the books, “Where’s Waldo?” The colorful character was hidden on each page, but it took diligent study of the page to spot him. The same is true of Jesus. He’s there, on every page of the Bible, but only with consistent reading and study will you find him.
It’s not difficult to find Jesus on every page of the New Testament Scriptures. Historical information about His life, ministry, death, burial and resurrection are recorded in all the books. But finding Him in the Old Testament isn’t always as easy. However, if an 11-year-old boy can find Him, so can we.