How do you study the Holy Scripture without original language study?
Yes, the work of the cross is clearly in the OT. And Rom 1 reminds us it was promised beforehand through the prophets. In rom 3 it is the permanent establishment of justice that was expected.
This makes the problem of the disciples something else--not a theological thing that was always there, but a reaction to the reality of His death, once it was said to be that close on the horizon. They really had the problem found in Jn 6:62 where they had temporarily blocked from their minds that he was going to soon be enthroned again--'where he was before' (not a Zionist-Davidic throne). They really had the problem of being rejected by all those people who deserted there. They really had the problem of close associates telling Jesus he needed to 'show himself to the world' (7:4), in their carnal way of proceeding.
So the passive expression in Luke is very important; God was hiding this from them until later. They had absorbed all they could and were close to losing it, at that point (in Luke).
Absolutely, hidden in the OT, until God revealed it.
FYI- Satan is smarter than you. Do you think the LORD wanted Satan to know that the cross would be his ultimate undoing?
Some might not think the equipment of the cross was known in OT times. But the fact of suffering by the Seed was known since the day after the revolt of mankind. You might say: 'intense but not total suffering' was understood, the sharpest being in Is 53.
But of course, literalism will now take over and muck up the picture by saying it has to have said 'cross' THE WORD, THE EXACT WORD..
Psalm 22 was the most personal revelation of the cross . . .
Nah. It was hidden in plain sight. The hidden wisdom of God...
Do you think Satan knew the prophecies? How could he not know they would bring about his demise?
I don't do STP on 'hidden in plain sight' when referring to the OT. He's about as confused as it gets.
The whole problem starts with a movement that says the Bible is a confusing mess that 'needs' their fix. That's what stands behind the literal readers that defy so much of the NT. That created an RT so they'd have more support because now, man, they really had a clear enemy.
Satan was not left ignorant of his eventual demise. God personally revealed his punishment and fate in Genesis 3:14-15.