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There are two theological truths that structure the entirety of the biblical storyline. The first is that Jesus is the second and last Adam. The second is that Jesus is the true and greater Israel.* The totality of the biblical narrative can be understood in light of these two theological categories. Additionally, the whole of the Gospel is structured by these two great truths. Jesus is the sin-bearing, curse-removing second Adam and true Israel. While much has been written on the former, until recent years the latter has been largely overlooked. Matthew 2:14-15 indicates that Jesus came to recapitulate Israel’s history in order to fulfill the covenant promises for His people. Just as “He came to undo what Adam did and to do what Adam failed to do,” so “He came to undo what Israel did and to do what Israel failed to do” as the representative of His elect. In the first post in this series, we considered how Jesus in the sin-bearing, curse-removing second Adam; in this post we will briefly consider how he is the sin-bearing, curse-removing true Israel. In order to do so, we must consider how the covenant curses and the cross of Christ are inter-connected.