There was trouble in Thessalonica but Paul was sent away to Berea. There they searched the scriptures to see whether these things were so. They were called noble. What scriptures did they search? Since there was no New Testament it had to be the Old Testament. How fortunate we have the New Testament but we have to search the Old Testament to verify what is in the New. I love reading the Old Testament, but I want to be more concerned about the New.