Composite References

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When New Testament allusions or references combine two or more older texts in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, it naturally points out something in common, or contrasting, and creates a connection between them in our minds — that is the intention of the composite reference. It does not, however, justify every connection that we may see between them.

Here are some examples of New Testament composite references to earlier scriptures. They can be used to test whether conclusions should necessarily be drawn from composite references.

Matthew 19:4-6 cf. Mark 10:6-8
Mark 1:2‎‎
Luke 7:22‎
Luke 10:27‎
Acts 13:22‎‎
Galatians 3:8-10‎

Conclusions drawn from composite references