answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-05-06 11:56:01

The word "church" is not mentioned in the Old Testament. The only biblical reference to the Old Testament "church" is in the New Testament book of Acts. Acts 7:37-38 "This is that Moses, who said to the children of Israel, A prophet will the Lord your God raise up to you of your brethren, like me; him will you hear. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him on the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the living oracles to give to us:" The Bible first mentions the word "church" in the New Testament book of Matthew. Matthew 16:18 "And I say also to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

If you are looking for an Old Testament equivalent, the word congregation would be a good one. It is first mentioned in Exodus 12:3 below.

3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What is the old testament book that never mentions God?

Joel


Which New Testament book mentions heaven the most?

Matthew reference heaven more than any other New Testament Book.


Is the book of Genesis the first book in the New Testament or Old Testament?

Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament.


What was the first book of the Old Testament?

The first book in the old testament is the book of Genises.


What new testament book tells us of the work of the early church?

What new testament book tells us of the work of the early church


What is the first book of the Old Testament?

GenesisThe first book of the old testament is Genesis.


Book that tells us about the first people to belong to the christian church?

The establishment and early history of Christ's church (and its members) is recorded in the New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles.


What was the first text writings of the Catholic Church?

The first text writings of the Catholic Church which we still have were gathered into a book at the end of the fourth century, we call it the New Testament.


What books in the Bible mention Gabriel?

Mathew (the first book of the New Testament) mentions him. I'm sure other books do, as well, but I can't remember which ones.


What book in the new testament tells of orderly church government?

the book of acts


What book in new testament orderly church government?

Ephesians


What is the first book of Old Testament poetry named for?

The first book of old testament poetry is named for Job.


Is Adam in the new or Old Testament?

In the book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament.


Is Romans in the old or New Testament?

The book of Romans is found in the New Testament. That book was a letter written by Paul of Tarsus to the church in Rome.


Is Galatians in New Testament or the Old Testament?

The book of Galatians is found in the New Testament. That book was a letter written by Paul of Tarsus to the church in Galatia (in modern-day Turkey).


How often is music mentioned in the Bible?

The Bible mentions music primarily from the Old Testament; mostly in the book of Psalms.


The book of law was the first book of the New Testament what were the other 4 books' names?

The first book of the New Testament is Matthew, not the book of the law. The book of the law refers to the Old Testament law of Moses. The first four books of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.


History of the early church 1book?

Your first resource in studying the history of the early church should be the book of Acts (Acts of the Apostles) in the Christian New Testament in the Bible.


What is the first book of the New Testament?

The Gospel according to St. Matthew is placed as the first book of the New Testament canon.


Is Genesis in the Old or New Testament in the Bible?

Genesis is the first book of Moses , and it is also the first book in the Old Testament.


Which book of the Bible describes the beginning of the church?

Acts of the Apostles; the fifth book of the New Testament.


What book in the New Testament tells about the early days in the Church?

The Book of Acts, attributed as a sequel to Luke's Gospel, it considered the 'history book' of the early Church.


Is Matthew in the old or new testament?

It is the first book in the New Testament.


Which book is first written in bible?

The first book in the old testament is genesis.


The first book in the Bible?

The first book in the Old Testament of the bible - is Genesis.