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1\. Genesis 3:15.....Seed of a woman (virgin birth).....Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20 2\. Genesis 3:15.....He will bruise Satan's head.....Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8 3\. Genesis 5:24....The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated....Mark 6:19 4\. Genesis 9:26-27...The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem...Luke 3:36 5\. Genesis 12:3...As Abraham's seed, will bless all nations...Acts 3:25,26 6\. Genesis 12:7...The The Promise made made to Abraham's Seed...Galatians 3:16 7\. Genesis 14:18...A priest after Melchizedek...Hebrews 6:20 8\. Genesis 14:18........A King also........Hebrews 7:2 9\. Genesis 14:18...The Last Supper foreshadowed...Matthew 26:26-29 10.  Genesis 17:19.......The Seed of Isaac.......Romans. 9:7 11.  Genesis 21:12 …Seed of Isaac…Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18 12.  Genesis 22:8...The Lamb of God promised...John 1:29 13.  Genesis 22:18...As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations...Galatians 3:16 14.  Genesis26:2-5..The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer..Hebrews11:18 15.  Genesis 49:10...The time of His coming...Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4 16.  Genesis 49:10.......The Seed of Judah.......Luke 3:33 17.  Genesis 49:10......Called Shiloh or One Sent......John 17:3 18.  Genesis 49:10...To come before Judah lost identity...John 11:47-52 19.  Genesis 49:10...To Him shall the obedience of the people be...John 10:16 20.  Exodus 3:13,14........The Great "I Am".......John 4:26 21.  Exodus 12:5...A Lamb without blemish...1 Pet. 1:19 22.  Exodus 12:13...The blood of the Lamb saves Romans wrath...Romans. 5:8 23.  Exodus 12:21-27...Christ is our Passover...1 Corinthians 5;7 24.  Exodus 12:46...Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken...John 19:31-36 25.  Exodus 13:2…Blessing to first born son…Luke 2:23 26.  Exodus 15:2...His exaltation predicted as Yeshua...Acts 7:55,56 27.  Exodus 15:11...His Character-Holiness...Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27 28.  Exodus 17:6...The Spiritual Rock of Israel...1 Corinthians 10;4 29.  Exodus 33:19...His Character-Merciful...Luke 1:72 30.  Leviticus14:11...The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood..Luke5:12-14; Acts 6:7 31.  Leviticus16:15-17...Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death...Hebrews 9:7-14 32.  Leviticus16:27...Suffering outside the Camp...Matthew 27:33; Hebrews 13:11, 12 33.  Leviticus17:11...The Blood-the life of the flesh...Matthew 26;28; Mark 10:45 34.  Leviticus17:11...It is the blood that makes atonement...1 John 3:14-18 35.  Leviticus23:36-37...The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst." ..John 19:31-36 36.  Numbers 9:12...Not a bone of Him broken...John 19:31-36 37.  Numbers 21:9...The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up...John 3:14-18 38.  Numbers 24:8… Flight to Egypt…Matthew 2:14 39.  Numbers 24:17...Time: "I shall see him, but not now."...Galatians 4:4 40.  Numbers 24:17-19…A star out of Jacob…Matthew 2:2, Luke 1:33,78, Revelation 22:16 41.  Deuteronomy 18:15..."This is of a truth that prophet."...John 6:14 42.  Deuteronomy 18:15-16..."Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me."...John 5:45-47 43.  Deuteronomy 18:18...Sent by the Father to speak His word...John 8:28, 29 44.  Deuteronomy 18:19...Whoever will not hear must bear his sin...John 12:15 45.  Deuteronomy 21:13-23…As a prophet…John 6:14; 7:40, Acts 3:22,23 46.  Deuteronomy 21:23...Cursed is he that hangs on a tree...Galatians 3:10-13 47.  Ruth 4:4-9...Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us...Ephesians 1:3-7 48.  1 Samuel 2:10...Shall be an anointed King to the Lord...Matthew 28:18; John 12:15 49.  2 Samuel 7:12...David's Seed...Matthew 1:1 50.  2 Samuel 7:14a...The Son of God... Luke 1:32 51.  2 Samuel 7:16...David's house established forever...Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16 52.  2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be the “Rock”…1 Corinthians 10:4 53.  2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be as the “light of the morning”…Revelation 22:16 54.  2 Kings 2:11...The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated...Luke 24:51 55.  1 Chronicles 17:11...David's Seed...Matthew 1:1; 9:27 56.  1 Chronicles 17:12, 13a...To reign on David's throne forever...Luke 1:32, 33 57.  1 Chronicles 17:13a..."I will be His Father, He...my Son."...Hebrews 1:5 58.  Job 19:23-27...The Resurrection predicted...John 5:24-29 59.  Psalms 2:1-3...The enmity of kings foreordained...Acts 4:25-28 60.  Psalms 2:2...To own the title, Anointed (Christ)...Acts 2:36 61.  Psalms 2:6...His Character-Holiness...John 8:46; Rev. 3:7 62.  Psalms 2:6...To own the title King...Matthew 2:2 63.  Psalms 2:7...Declared the Beloved Son...Matthew 3:17 64.  Psalms 2:7, 8...The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated...Acts 13:29-33 65.  Psalms 2:12...Life comes through faith in Him...John 20:31 66.  Psalms 8:2...The mouths of babes perfect His praise...Matthew 21:16 67.  Psalms 8:5, 6...His humiliation and exaltation...Luke 24:50-53; 1 Corinthians 15:27 68.  Psalms 16:10...Was not to see corruption...Acts 2:31 69.  Psalms 16:9-11...Was to arise from the dead...John 20:9 70.  Psalms 17;15...The resurrection predicted...Luke 24:6 71.  Psalms 22:1...Forsaken because of sins of others...2 Corinthians 5:21 72.  Psalms 22:1...Words spoken from Calvary, "My God..." Mark 15:34 73.  Psalms 22:2...Darkness upon Calvary...Matthew 27:45 74.  Psalms 22:7...They shoot out the lip and shake the head...Matthew 27:39 75.  Psalms 22:8.." He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him "...Matthew 27:43 76.  Psalms 22:9......Born the Savior......Luke 2:7 77.  Psalms 22:14...Died of a broken (ruptured) heart...John 19:34 78.  Psalms 22:14,15...Suffered agony on Calvary...Mark 15:34-37 79.  Psalms 22:15........He thirsted........John 19:28 80.  Psalms 22:16...They pierced His hands and His feet....John 19:34,37;20:27 81.  Psalms 22:17,18...Stripped Him before the stares of men...Luke 23:34,35 82.  Psalms 22:18.....They parted His garments.....John 19:23,24 83.  Psalms 22:20,21...He committed Himself to God...Luke23:46 84.  Psalms 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel.. Hebrews 2:14 85.  Psalms 22:22.....His Resurrection declared.....John 20:17 86.  Psalms 22:27...He shall be the governor of the nations...Col 1:16 87.  Psalms 22:31......"It is finished"......John 19:30 88.  Psalms 23:1...."I am the Good Shepherd"....John 10:11 89.  Psalms 24:3......His exaltation predicted......Acts 1:11; Phil. 2:9 90.  Psalms 27:12…Accused by false witnesses…Matthew 26:60,61, Mark 14:57,58 91.  Psalms 30:3......His resurrection predicted......Acts 2:32 92.  Psalms 31:5..."Into thy hands I commit my spirit"...Luke 23:46 93.  Psalms 31:11...His acquaintances fled from Him...Mark 14:50 94.  Psalms 31:13...They took counsel to put Him to death...John 11:53 95.  Psalms 31:14,15..." He trusted in God, let Him deliver him"...Matthew 27:43 96.  Psalms 34:20.....Not a bone of Him broken.....John 19:31-36 97.  Psalms 35:11....False witnesses rose up against Him....Matthew 26:59 98.  Psalms 35:19...He was hated without a cause...John 15:25 99.  Psalms 38:11.....His friends stood afar off.....Luke 23:49 100.  Psalms 40:2-5...The joy of His resurrection predicted...John 20:20 101.  Psalms 40:6-8....His delight-the will of the Father....John 4:34 102.  Psalms 40:9....He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel....Matthew 4:17 103.  Psalms 40:14...Confronted by adversaries in the Garden...John 104.  Psalms 41:9.....Betrayed by a familiar friend.....John 13:18 105.  Psalms 45:2...Words of Grace come from His lips.. Luke 4:22 106.  Psalms 45:6...To own the title, God or Elohim...Hebrews 1:8 107.  Psalms 45:7...A special anointing by the Holy Spirit...Matthew3:16; Hebrews1:9 108.  Psalms 45:7,8...Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)...Luke 2:11 109\. Psalms 49-15…His Resurrection…Acts 2:27; 13:35, Mark 16:6 110.  Psalms 55:12-14...Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy...John 13:18 111\. Psalms 55:15...Unrepentant death of the Betrayer...Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19 112\. Psalms 68:18...To give gifts to men...Ephesians 4:7-16 113\. Psalms 68:18...Ascended into Heaven...Luke 24:51 114\. Psalms 69:4...Hated without a cause...John 15:25 115\. Psalms 69:8...A stranger to own brethren...Luke 8;20,21 116\. Psalms 69:9...Zealous for the Lord's House...John 2:17 117\. Psalms 69:14-20...Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion...Matthew 26:36-45 118\. Psalms 69:20..."My soul is exceeding sorrowful."...Matthew 26:38 119\. Psalms 69:21...Given vinegar in thirst...Matthew 27:34 120\. Psalms 69:26...The Savior given and smitten by God...John 17:4; 18:11 121\. Psalms 72:10,11...Great persons were to visit Him...Matthew 2:1-11 122\. Psalms 72:16...The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground...John 12:24 123\. Psalms 72:17...His name, Yinon, will produce offspring...John 1:12,13 124\. Psalms 72:17...All nations shall be blessed by Him...Acts 2:11,12,41 125\. Psalms 78:1.2...He would teach in parables...Matthew 13:34-35 126\. Psalms 78:2b...To speak the Wisdom of God with authority...Matthew 7:29 127\. Psalms 88:8...They stood afar off and watched...Luke 23:49 128\. Psalms 89:26...Messiah will call God His Father...Matthew 11:27 129\. Psalms 89:27...Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings...Luke 1:32,33 130\. Psalms 89:35-37...David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever...Luke 1:32,33 131\. Psalms 89:36-37...His character-Faithfulness...Rev. 1:5 132\. Psalms 90:2...He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)...John 1:1 133\. Psalms 91:11,12...Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ...Luke 4;10,11 134\. Psalms 97:9...His exaltation predicted...Acts 1:11;Ephesians 1:20 135\. Psalms 100:5...His character-Goodness...Matthew 19:16,17 136\. Psalms 102:1-11...The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary...John 21:16-30 137\. Psalms 102:16…Son of Man comes in Glory…Luke 21:24 Revelation 12:5-10 138\. Psalms 102:25-27...Messiah is the Preexistent Son...Hebrews 1:10-12 139\. Psalms 109:4…Prays for His enemies…Luke 23:34 140\. Psalms 109:7,8…Another to succeed Judas…Acts 1:16-20 141\. Psalms 109:25...Ridiculed...Matthew 27:39 142\. Psalms 110:1...Son of David...Matthew 22:43 143\. Psalms 110:1...To ascend to the right-hand of the Father...Mark16:19 144\. Psalms 110:1...David's son called Lord...Matthew 22:44,45 145\. Psalms 110:4...A priest after Melchizedek's order...Hebrews 6:20 146\. Psalms 112:4...His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al... Matthew 9;36 147\. Psalms 118:17,18...Messiah's Resurrection assured...Luke 24:5-7;1 Corinthians 15:20 148\. Psalms 118:22,23...The rejected stone is Head of the corner...Matthew 21:42,43 149\. Psalms 118:26a...The Blessed One presented to Israel...Matthew 21:9 150\. Psalms 118:26b...To come while Temple standing...Matthew 21;12-15 151\. Psalms 132:11...The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body)...Luke 1:32 152\. Psalms 138:1-6...The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings... Matthew 2:2-6 153\. Psalms 147:3,6...The earthly ministry of Christ described...Luke 4:18 154\. Psalms 1:23...He will send the Spirit of God... John 16;7 155\. Proverbs 8:22-23…The Messiah would be from everlasting…John 17:5 156\. Proverbs 30:4…Declared to be the Son of God…John 3:13, Romans 1:2-4, 10:6-9, 2 Peter 1:17 157\. Song of Solomon 5:16...The altogether lovely One...John 1:17 158\. Isaiah 2:2-4…Repentance for the nations…Luke 24:47 159\. Isaiah 4:2…Messiah reigning 160\. Isaiah 5:1-6…Son of God’s vineyard: a parable of judgment 161\. Isaiah 6:1...When Isaiah saw His glory... John 12:40-41 162\. Isaiah 6:9-10...Parables fall on deaf ears...Matthew 13:13-15 163\. Isaiah 6:9-12...Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words...Acts 28:23-29 164\. Isaiah 7:14...To be born of a virgin...Luke 1:35 165\. Isaiah 7:14...To be Emmanuel-God with us... Matthew 1:18-23 166\. Isaiah 8:8...Called Emmanuel...Matthew 28:20 167\. Isaiah 8:14...A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense... 1 Pet. 2:8 168\. Isaiah 9:1,2...His ministry to begin in Galilee...Matthew 4:12-17 169\. Isaiah 9:6...A child born-Humanity...Luke 1:31 170\. Isaiah 9:6...A Son given-Deity...Luke 1:32; John 1;14; 1 Tim. 3:16 171\. Isaiah 9:6...Declared to be the Son of God with power... Romans. 1:3,4 172\. Isaiah 9:6...The Wonderful One, Peleh...Luke 4:22 173\. Isaiah 9:6...The Counselor, Yaatz...Matthew 13:54 174\. Isaiah 9:6...The Mighty God, El Gibor...Matthew 11:20 175\. Isaiah 9:6...The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth...John 8:58 176\. Isaiah 9:6...The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom...John . 16:33 177\. Isaiah 9:7...To establish an everlasting kingdom...Luke 1:32-33 178\. Isaiah 9:7...His Character-Just...John 5:30 179\. Isaiah 9:7...No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace...Luke 1:32-33 180\. Isaiah 11:1...Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer...Matthew 2:23 181\. Isaiah 11:1...A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse...Luke 3:23,32 182\. Isaiah 11:2...The anointed One by the Spirit...Matthew 3;16,17 183\. Isaiah 11:2...His Character-Wisdom, Understanding, et al....John 4:4-26 184\. Isaiah 11:4...His Character-Truth...John 14:6 185\. Isaiah 11:10...The Gentiles seek Him...John 12:18-21 186\. Isaiah 12:2...Called Jesus-Yeshua (salvation)...Matthew 1:21 187\. Isaiah 16:4,5…Reigning in mercy…Luke 1:31-33 188\. Isaiah 22:21-25…Peg in a sure place…Revelation 3:7 189\. Isaiah 25:8...The Resurrection predicted...I Corinthians 15:54 190\. Isaiah 26:19...His power of Resurrection predicted...John 11:43,44 191\. Isaiah 28:16...The Messiah is the precious corner stone...Acts 4:11,12 192\. Isaiah 29:13...He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word...Matthew 15:7-9 193\. Isaiah 29:14...The wise are confounded by the Word...I Corinthians 1:18-31 194\. Isaiah 32:2...A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place...Matthew 23:37 195\. Isaiah 33:22…Son of the Highest…Luke 1:32; 1 Timothy 1:17 6:15 196\. Isaiah 35:4...He will come and save you...Matthew 1:21 197\. Isaiah 35:5...To have a ministry of miracles...Matthew 11:4-6 198\. Isaiah 40:3,4...Preceded by forerunner...John 1:23 199\. Isaiah 40:9..."Behold your God."...John 1:36;19:14 200\. Isaiah 40:11...A shepherd-compassionate life-giver...John 10:10-18 201\. Isaiah 42:1-4...The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer... Matthew12:18-21 202\. Isaiah 42:2...Meek and lowly... Matthew 11:28-30 203\. Isaiah 42:3...He brings hope for the hopeless... John 4 204\. Isaiah 42:4...The nations shall wait on His teachings... John 12:20-26 205\. Isaiah 42:6...The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles...Luke 2:32 206\. Isaiah 42:1,6...His is a Worldwide compassion... Matthew 28:19,20 207\. Isaiah 42:7...Blind eyes opened... John 9:25-38 208\. Isaiah 42:13-25…Messiah’s actions at His second coming…Revelation 209\. Isaiah 43:11...He is the only Savior... Acts 4:12 210\. Isaiah 44:3...He will send the Spirit of God... John 16:7,13 211\. Isaiah 45:23...He will be the Judge... John 5:22;Romans. 14:11 212\. Isaiah 48:12...The First and the Last...John 1:30;Rev. 1:8,17 213\. Isaiah 48:17...He came as a Teacher...John 3:2 214\. Isaiah 49:1...Called from the womb-His humanity...Matthew 1:18 215\. Isaiah 49:5...A Servant from the womb...Luke 1:31;Phil. 2:7 216\. Isaiah 49:6...He is Salvation for Israel...Luke 2:29-32 217\. Isaiah 49:6...He is the Light of the Gentiles...Acts 13:47 218\. Isaiah 49:6...He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth... Acts 15:7-18 219\. Isaiah 49:7...He is despised of the Nation... John 8:48-49 220\. Isaiah 50:3...Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation... Luke 23:44,45 221\. Isaiah 50:4...He is a learned counselor for the weary... Matthew 11:28,29 222\. Isaiah 50:5...The Servant bound willingly to obedience... Matthew 26:39 223\. Isaiah 50:6a..."I gave my back to the smiters."... Matthew 27:26 224\. Isaiah 50:6b...He was smitten on the cheeks... Matthew 26:67 225\. Isaiah 50:6c...He was spat upon... Matthew 27:30 226\. Isaiah 52:4-5…Suffered vicariously…Mark 15:3,4,27,28; Luke 23:1-25,32-34 227\. Isaiah 52:7...To publish good tidings of peace... Luke 4:14,15 228\. Isaiah 52:13...The Servant exalted...Acts 1:8-11; Ephesians 1:19-22 229\. Isaiah 52:13...Behold, My Servant... Matthew 17:5; Phil. 2:5-8 230\. Isaiah 52:14...The Servant shockingly abused... Luke 18:31-34; Matthew 26:67,68 231\. Isaiah 52:15...Nations startled by message of the Servant... Romans. 15:18-21 232\. Isaiah 52:15...His blood shed to make atonement for all... Rev. 1:5 233\. Isaiah 53:1...His people would not believe Him... John 12:37-38 234\. Isaiah 53:2a...He would grow up in a poor family.... Luke 2:7 235\. Isaiah 53:2b...Appearance of an ordinary man... Phil. 2:7-8 236\. Isaiah 53:3a...Despised.... Luke 4:28-29 237\. Isaiah 53:3b...Rejected... Matthew 27:21-23 238\. Isaiah 53:3c...Great sorrow and grief... Luke 19:41-42 239\. Isaiah 53:3d...Men hide from being associated with Him... Mark 14:50-52 240\. Isaiah 53:4a...He would have a healing ministry... Luke 6:17-19 241\. Isaiah 53:4b...He would bear the sins of the world... 1 Pet. 2:24 242\. Isaiah 53:4c...Thought to be cursed by God... Matthew 27:41-43 243\. Isaiah 53:5a...Bears penalty for mankind's transgressions... Luke 23:33 244\. Isaiah 53:5b...His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God... Col. 1:20 245\. Isaiah 53:5c...His back would be whipped... Matthew 27:26 246\. Isaiah 53:6a...He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind...Galatians 1:4 247\. Isaiah 53:6b...God's will that He bear sin for all mankind... 1 John 4:10 248\. Isaiah 53:7a...Oppressed and afflicted... Matthew 27:27-31 249\. Isaiah 53:7b...Silent before his accusers... Matthew 27:12-14 250\. Isaiah 53:7c...Sacrificial lamb... John 1:29 251\. Isaiah 53:8a...Confined and persecuted... Matthew 26:47-27:31 252\. Isaiah 53:8b...He would be judged... John 18:13-22 253\. Isaiah 53:8c...Killed.... Matthew 27:35 254\. Isaiah 53:8d...Dies for the sins of the world... 1 John 2:2 255\. Isaiah 53:9a...Buried in a rich man's grave... Matthew 27:57 256\. Isaiah 53:9b...Innocent and had done no violence... Mark 15:3 257\. Isaiah 53:9c...No deceit in his mouth... John 18:38 258\. Isaiah 53:10a...God's will that He die for mankind... John 18:11 259\. Isaiah 53:10b...An offering for sin... Matthew 20:28 260\. Isaiah 53:10c...Resurrected and live forever.... Mark 16:16 261\. Isaiah 53:10d...He would prosper... John 17:1-5 262\. Isaiah 53:11a...God fully satisfied with His suffering... John 12:27 263\. Isaiah 53:11b...God's servant... Romans. 5:18-19 264\. Isaiah 53:11c...He would justify man before God... Romans. 5:8-9 265\. Isaiah 53:11d...The sin-bearer for all mankind... Hebrews 9:28 266\. Isaiah 53:12a...Exalted by God because of his sacrifice... Matthew 28:18 267\. Isaiah 53:12b...He would give up his life to save mankind... Luke 23:46 268\. Isaiah 53:12c...Grouped with criminals... Luke 23:32 269\. Isaiah 53:12d...Sin-bearer for all mankind... 2 Corinthians 5:21 270\. Isaiah 53:12e...Intercede to God in behalf of mankind... Luke 23:34 271\. Isaiah 55:1…Every one come who is thirsty…New Testament 272\. Isaiah 55:3...Resurrected by God... Acts 13:34 273\. Isaiah 55:4...A witness... John 18:37 274\. Isaiah 55:5…Foreign nations come to God…Acts 275\. Isaiah 59:15-16a...He would come to provide salvation... John 6:40 276\. Isaiah 59:15-16b...Intercessor between man and God... Matthew 10:32 277\. Isaiah 59:20...He would come to Zion as their Redeemer... Luke 2:38 278\. Isaiah 60:1-3…Nations walk in the light…Luke 2:32 279\. Isaiah 61:1-2a...The Spirit of God upon him... Matthew 3:16-17 280\. Isaiah 61:1-2b...The Messiah would preach the good news... Luke 4:17-21 281\. Isaiah 61:1-2c...Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death... John 8:31-32 282\. Isaiah 61:1-2...Proclaim a period of grace... John 5:24 283\. Isaiah 62:1-2…Called by an new name…Luke 2:32, Revelation 3:12 284\. Isaiah 62:11…Thy King Cometh, Entered Jerusalem on Colt…Matthew 21:7 285\. Isaiah 63:1-3…A vesture dipped in blood…Revelation 19:13 286\. Isaiah 63:8,9…Afflicted with the afflicted…Matthew 25:34-40 287\. Isaiah 65:9…The elect shall inherit…Romans 11 5-7, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 5:5 288\. Isaiah 65:17-25…New heaven/New Earth…2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1 289\. Isaiah 66:18-19…All nations come to God…New Testament 290\. Jeremiah23:5-6a...Descendant of David...Luke 3:23-31 291.  Jeremiah 23:5-6b...The Messiah would be God... John 13:13 292.  Jeremiah 23:5-6c...The Messiah would be both God and Man... 1 Tim. 3:16 293\. Jeremiah 30:9…Born a King…John 18:37, Revelation 1:5 294\. Jeremiah 31:15…Massacre of infants…Matthew 2:16-18 295.  Jeremiah 31:22...Born of a virgin... Matthew 1:18-20 296.  Jeremiah 31:31...The Messiah would be the new covenant... Matthew 26:28 297.  Jeremiah 33:14-15...Descendant of David... Luke 3:23-31 298.  Ezekiel17:22-24...Descendant of David... Luke 3:23-31 299\. Ezekiel 21:26,27…The humble exalted…Luke 1:52 300.  Ezekiel34:23-24...Descendant of David... Matthew 1:1 301.  Daniel 2:34-35...Stone cut without hands...Acts 4:10-12 302.  Daniel 2:44,45...His Kingdom Triumphant...Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15 303.  Dan. 7:13-14a...He would ascend into heaven... Acts 1:9-11 304.  Dan. 7:13-14b...Highly exalted... Ephesians 1:20-22 305\. Dan. 7:13-14c...His dominion would be everlasting... Luke 1:31-33 306\. Daniel 7:27...Kingdom for the Saints...Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15 307\. Dan. 9:24a...To make an end to sins... Galatians 1:3-5 308\. Dan. 9:24b...He would be holy... Luke 1:35 309\. Dan. 9:25...Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem... John 12:12-13 310\. Dan. 9:26a...Killed... Matthew 27:35 311\. Dan. 9:26b...Die for the sins of the world... Hebrews 2:9 312\. Dan. 9:26c...Killed before the destruction of the temple... Matthew 27:50-51 313\. Dan. 10:5-6...Messiah in a glorified state... Rev. 1:13-16 314\. Hosea 3:5...Israel restored...John 18:37, Romans 11:25-27 315\. Hosea 11:1, Numbers 24:8...Flight to Egypt...Matthew 2:14 316\. Hosea 13:14...He would defeat death... 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 317\. Joel 2:28-32...Promise of the Spirit...Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13 318\. Joel 2:32...Offer salvation to all mankind... Romans. 10:12-13 319\. Micah 2:12-13...Israel Regathered...John 10:14,26 320\. Micah 4:1-8...The Kingdom established - place of Birth Bethlehem...Luke 1:33, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4,10,11 321\. Micah 5:2a...Born in Bethlehem... Matthew 2:1-2 322.  Micah 5:2b...God's servant... John 15:10 323.  Micah 5:2c...from everlasting... John 8:58 324.  Haggai 2:6-9...He would visit the second Temple... Luke 2:27-32 325.  Haggai 2:23...Descendant of Zerubbabel... Luke 3:23-27 326\. Joel 2:28-32...Promise of the Spirit...Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13 327\. Amos 8:9...The Sun Darkened...Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12 328\. Amos 9:11-12...Restoration of tabernacle...Acts 14:16-18 329\. Habakkuk 2:14...Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord...Romans 11:26, Revelation 21:23-26 330\. Zechariah 2:10-13...The Lamb on the Throne...Revelation 5:13, 6:9, 21:24 331\. Zechariah 3:8...God's servant... John 17:4 332\. Zechariah 6:12-13...Priest and King... Hebrews 8:1 333\. Zechariah 9:9a...Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem... Matthew 21:8-10 334\. Zechariah 9:9b...Beheld as King... John 12:12-13 335.  Zechariah 9:9c...The Messiah would be just... John 5:30 336.  Zechariah 9:9d...The Messiah would bring salvation... Luke 19:10 337.  Zechariah 9:9e...The Messiah would be humble... Matthew 11:29 338.  Zechariah 9:9f...Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey... Matthew 21:6-9 339.  Zechariah 10:4...The cornerstone... Ephesians 2:20 340.   Zechariah 11:4-6a...At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders... Matthew 23:1-4 341.  Zechariah 11:4-6b...Rejection causes God to remove His protection.. Luke 19:41-44 342.  Zechariah 11:4-6c...Rejected in favor of another king... John 19:13-15 343.   Zechariah 11:7...Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant... Matthew 9:35-36 344.  Zechariah 11:8a...Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them... Matthew 23:33 345\. Zechariah 11:8b...Despised... Matthew 27:20 346.  Zechariah 11:9...Stops ministering to the those who rejected Him... Matthew 13:10-11 347.  Zechariah 11:10-11a...Rejection causes God to remove protection... Luke 19:41-44 348.  Zechariah 11:10-11b...The Messiah would be God... John 14:7 349.  Zechariah 11:12-13a...Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver... Matthew 26:14-15 350.  Zechariah 11:12-13b...Rejected... Matthew 26:14-15 351.  Zechariah 11:12-13c...Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord... Matthew 27:3-5 352.  Zechariah 11:12-13d...The Messiah would be God... John 12:45 353.  Zechariah 12:10a...The Messiah's body would be pierced... John 19:34-37 354.  Zechariah 12:10b...The Messiah would be both God and man... John 10:30 355.  Zechariah 12:10c...The Messiah would be rejected... John 1:11 356.  Zechariah 13:7a...God's will He die for mankind... John 18:11 357.  Zechariah 13:7b...A violent death... Matthew 27:35 358.  Zechariah 13:7c...Both God and man.. John 14:9 359.  Zechariah 13:7d...Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him... Matthew 26:31-56 360.  Malachi 3:1a...Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah... Matthew 11:10 361.  Malachi 3:1b...Sudden appearance at the temple... Mark 11:15-16 362.  Malachi 3:1c...Messenger of the new covenant... Luke 4:43 363.  Malachi 3:3...Our Sins Are Purged...Luke 1:78, John 1:9; 12:46, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16 364\. Malachi 4:5...Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah... Matthew 3:1-2 365\. Malachi 4:6...Forerunner would turn many to righteousness... Luke 1:16-17 What is the likelihood of one _man_ fulfilling all these prophecies by chance?? Astronomical.

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1 Deena E = "The Virgin BirthThis is one of the most amazing prophecies fulfilled! The seed of a woman is an impossible phenomenon. Biologically, women have eggs while men have seed. In the garden, it was the woman who was deceived and ate of the fruit first. What a gracious redemption that God would use the woman again to bear the Child to bring humanity to reconciliation. "
2 Sarah R = "How did Jesus bruise Satan's head? By taking back the power over death and by breaking Satan's rule over this world. Satan will be ultimately defeated by Jesus when He returns for His people (see Daniel 2:34, 35, 44; Revelations 11:15)."
3 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Genesis 12:3 “And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you." Christians use this passage to prove that since Jesus was from Abraham [as is every Jew]; this passage must be talking about him. If we read the previous sentence however, Genesis 12:2 says “And I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will glorify your name, and you shall be a blessing.” This passage refers to Abraham and the nation of Israel, as clearly stated in the passage. “I will make you into a great nation and bless those who bless you”. This prophecy is reiterated again in Genesis 22:18 which says “and through your offspring [plural] all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” This is talking about the nation of Israel and Jesus has nothing to do with this passage."
4 Sarah R = "Jesus was part of the nation of Israel, a Jew, born to Jewish parents, of the heritage of David and Abraham. As the Israelites were God's chosen people, the Savior would also come from their line, so that God's promises to them would be fulfilled."
5 Deena E = "As we read in Genesis 14, the 4 kings of Shinar, Ellasar, Elam and Goiim went to war with the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar. Because of the region where Lot chose to live (just bordering Sodom and Gomorrah), the allied 4 kings took him into captivity. So Abram rounds up his war-trained servants and rescues his nephew, and also takes plunder from the 4 kings. Melchizedek was priest and king of Salem (or Jerusalem) in Abram's time. Here's the meaning of Melchizedek according to Strong's Hebrew Lexicon: "my king is Sedek" king of Salem and priest of the Most High God to whom Abram paid tithe after the battle he fought to free Lot; 'the order of Melchizedek' the order of the priesthood to which Christ belongsGenesis 14:18-20 records the first tithe given in the Bible. It's very interesting that Melchizedek greets Abram with bread and wine which are the elements we partake in during communion representing the blood and broken body of Christ. As Hebrews 6:20 states, he was the forerunner for Christ."
6 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Genesis 22:8 “And Abraham said; God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son. And they both went together.” Since Christianity refers to Jesus as the lamb of God, Christians assume that this passage refers to him. When Abraham and Isaac get to the altar, Isaac realized that he was to be the sacrifice and willingly lets his father Abraham bind him to the altar. If God actually wanted a human sacrifice, he would have allowed Abraham to slaughter Isaac as an offering. The concept of human sacrifice is so repulsive to Jews and the God of Israel which is actually what made this test so difficult for Abraham. The binding of Isaac or the ‘Akeidah’ was the last of Abraham’s ten trials as recorded in the Jewish Scriptures. Abraham could not comprehend how God could request of him a human sacrifice as it contradicted everything he knew about the nature of God. Genesis 22:12 shows us that God did not want human sacrifices when he commanded Abraham “not to lay a hand on the boy” for it was only a test to prove that Abraham feared the Lord. So where was the lamb that God would provide? Genesis 22:13-14 says “Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Looking back at Genesis 22:8 we read that the Lord would provide the sacrifice in place of Isaac and he did. The prophecy of God providing was fulfilled with Abraham’s own words. To say that Jesus also fulfilled a prophecy that Abraham had already completed just takes the passage out of context and forces Jesus into the verse."
7 Sarah R = "One cannot understand the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross without understanding the system of sacrifices established by God in the Old Testament law. Our Holy God stated that sin must be atoned for with blood. The sacrifice brought for atonement had to be perfect and without blemish. Jesus as the perfect Son of God was without sin and therefore without blemish, and the only One who could be the perfect sacrifice to atone for our sin. This verse therefore has a double meaning - the reference to Abraham and his test of faith, and a reference to Jesus, whose sacrifice on the cross would be the ultimate sacrifice of all times, ending the sacrificial system as there is no more need for lamb sacrifices.... Jesus' death (and later resurrection) was the blood atonement necessary to cover all sin for all time.Hebrews 10:11-14 "Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when [Jesus] had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.""
8 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Sarah, the concept of Atonement is another point of disagreement between Christianity and Judaism. Christians believe that only the shed blood of the perfect Lamb of God [Jesus] is capable of washing away sin. Besides the logical problems with this concept, such as God creating a world with sin and having everyone go to Hell until after the death of Jesus some 4,000 years after creation, the Hebrew Bible never required human sacrifices for atonement. It is incomprehensible how one can believe that a loving and merciful God would create a world containing sin, yet would not give mankind a way to atone for it until a 4,000 year waiting period was completed for the death of his son. This is tantamount to creating an office building and not putting fire exits in the structure until an actual fire broke out, by then it would be too late. The means [repentance] was built into the very fabric of creation. The fire exits were built, before the office building opened for business. In Judaism, repentance has always been a necessary and accessible means of atonement since the very moment of creation.Judaism has always held belief in the biblical concept of Teshuvah, which means “return to God”. When someone is penitent and feels remorse and regret for the sins they have committed, they are immediately returned to favor with God and all their sins are forgiven. To a Jew, the most important question is not “how are we saved?” which is what Christians ask, but how can I best serve my God? As such, God gave the Jewish people 613 commandments to help us improve our lives and build a stronger connection to him. The more we strive to follow the commandments, the closer we come to understanding God and his role in our lives. Let us look at how the Torah instructs both Jews and Gentiles on the proper way to get saved. Isaiah 1:16 - Wash, cleanse yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes, cease to do evil. Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, and plead the case of the widow. Come now, let us debate, says the Lord. If your sins prove to be like crimson, they will become white as snow; if they prove to be as red as crimson dye, they shall become as white wool.  God requires more than just faith; he also requires that we stop doing evil and perform acts of kindness. In fact, Isaiah 3:10 says “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds”. As Jews, we believe that what we do in this world, directly impacts us in the next which is why God is so concerned with how we live. A Gentile who lives a life of kindness and love for his fellow man is guaranteed a place in Heaven. Hosea 14:2 “Take words with you and return [Teshuvah] to the Lord. Say to him: Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the bulls [sacrifices] of our lips”. Here, Hosea shows us that words enable us to return to the Lord If we ask him to forgive our sins, he will; this is the concept of repentance.  Psalms 51:16 & 17 “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise”.  King David shows us that sacrifices are not needed or wanted; God requires only a broken heart. If one is truly repentant, God always forgives. We do not need anyone’s shed blood to atone for us. Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings”. Once again, no sacrifice needed or wanted. God just wants our acknowledgement. Jonah 2:1 & 9 “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord”. Again we see that Jonah’s song of thanks to the Lord was considered a sacrifice. God heard his call and saved him. Psalms 50:14 “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me”. God desires the “sacrifices” of prayer and thank offerings for salvation. He does not desire the blood of goats or of men. Psalms 40:6 “You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I understand you do not require burnt offerings or sin offerings.” It doesn’t get clearer than this. 1 Samuel 15:22 “But Samuel replied: "Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams”. Here, Samuel clearly shows that “faith” is only part of the equation. Obeying the voice of the Lord is better than sacrifice. The Hebrew word for sacrifice is ‘Korban’ which is a derivative of the word ‘Karov’ meaning to ‘come close’. The concept of sacrifice is not that the blood itself atones for you; the concept of a sacrifice is that you feel remorse that it should have been you that is punished to die, but instead, an innocent animal is being killed because of you. The blood provides a way to help you atone and ‘come closer’ to God. The purpose of the sacrifice was that when you participate in slaughtering an animal, you commit yourself to try and sin-less because you don't want to take another creature’s life. The sacrificial process was designed to develop compassion, remorse and sensitivity in the offender; however, since the intentional sinner is unapologetic and lacks these necessary characteristics, the sacrifice cannot absolve him of guilt. This is why the Bible specifically states that the sacrifices were only for unintentional sins [Leviticus 4:2, 4:13, 4:22, 4:27, 5:15 and 5:18]. This is extremely logical because if someone sins intentionally, knowing full well that they would need to slaughter an animal, they really don’t care that another living creature must die and therefore the sacrifice itself will not expiate the sin.  The only way to completely atone for intentional sin is through repentance and this is the concept of the sacrifice. Now, blood was the best way for atonement because it required the sinner to play an active role in the sacrificial process by giving up and slaughtering his own animal, however not everyone owned animals which is why God arranged alternate processes to give flour and money as atonement offerings. Exodus 30:15 states “The rich shall give no more, and the poor shall give no less than half a shekel, with which to give the offering to the Lord, to atone for your souls. You shall take the silver of the atonements from the children of Israel and use it for the work of the Tent of Meeting; it shall be a remembrance for the children of Israel before the Lord, to atone for your souls." The fact that the Bible says that the money was atonement for your souls, shows that blood alone was not needed. In addition to money, when people were unable to give an animal they were permitted to use fine flour for the sin expiation process. Leviticus 5:11 “But if he cannot afford two turtle doves or two young doves, then he shall bring as his sacrifice for his sin one tenth of an ephah [measurement] of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall not put oil over it, nor shall he place frankincense upon it, for it is a sin offering. However, the flour and money also only worked when repentance was part of the process. In fact, money is still used as an offering today in conjunction with other forms of repentance. God provided Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, [Leviticus 16:30] once a year to atone for our sins. We are to afflict our souls by fasting, which is abstinence from eating or drinking for a 25 hour period. The Torah says in the passage that the day itself atones for our sins, once again, only if we are penitent.  Using this logic, it now becomes crystal clear why all the prophets above said God doesn't need sacrifices. It was because the whole purpose of the sacrifice was only to make you repent, if someone repents than that is truly what God wants. Active participation in the sacrificial process was the means through which the person was able to ‘come close’ to God in order to feel remorse. The concept that Jesus died for the sins of the world, and that the sinner had no part in the atonement process completely contradicts the entire point of the Korban Sacrifice. If however, we actively repent and feel remorse for our transgressions we come close to God through our own actions and do not require an animal sacrifice.  Human sacrifice and specifically the sacrifice of the Messiah was never part of the Jewish atonement or salvation process. This concept was born from the integration of other cultures and beliefs into the Christian faith. This has never been part of the Jewish belief system and runs contrary to its very foundation. "
9 Sarah R = "There are several points that you make that I agree totally with! For example, repentance and right living are key. Belief alone is not enough. The New Testament says "even demons believe" but "faith without words is useless" (James 2:19). If we say we have faith but there is no change in our life... that faith is empty. Also, I love the verses you quoted, such as Psalms 57:16, 17, about how God seeks the heart behind the sacrifice. An empty sacrifice, that is, going through the motions just to appease God but not really meaning it, was not what God sought.God created a perfect world (Genesis 1, 2) but He didn't want to create a world of automatons. He created a people with free will to choose Him or not. Hence the entrance of sin - which by its very nature is rejecting God to choose our own ways and wants. Psalms 14:1 says "there is no one who does good" and in 53:3 "Everyone has turned away, they have together been corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one." In face of a Holy perfect God, who gave 613 commandments, who is able to actually keep all of that perfectly and live the kind of holy life God requires?  The New Testament writers state that the purpose of the law was to show us what sin is and our need for God (Romans 3:20). We can never be "good enough" on our own to "earn" salvation or God's pleasure.In the Mosaic law God established a system for the forgiveness of sins. It wasn't a perfect system, but it was established to foreshadow that which would come - Jesus and His sacrifice. Leviticus 16 talks about the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, to be celebrated by the Jews every year.  This was the only time the priest could enter the most Holy of Holies in order to offer the blood sacrifices for the sins of the people. Leviticus 17:11 says, "For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves at the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." There's a lot more about that here, showing from the Bible and Jewish tradition the sacrificial system that God created: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Vayikra/Zevachim/zevachim.htmlFrom the very first sin, though, God made a promise that there would be a way provided to be free from sin (Genesis 3:15). The people of the Old Testament who believed in God were not saved because of their actions, as those could never be good enough, but because of their faith in God to save them. It is said of Abraham that his faith "was credited to him as righteousness" (Genesis 15:5). In the New Testament we have in Hebrews 11 a whole chapter on those in the Old Testament whose faith in God saved and allowed them to do God sized things. We are saved by that same faith - faith in God to save us. Only we know that the means of that saving is through Jesus.Consider Hebrews 9:11-14 "When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!""
10 Sarah R = ""When God gave Moses and Aaron the rules for the Passover, some might have sounded unconventional—for example, the clear prohibition against breaking any bones of the lamb that was sacrificed and eaten by each household. Why did God insist on this?"This command—that the Passover lamb not have its legs broken—carries symbolic weight. When Jesus, whom John the Baptist proclaimed to be “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29), was crucified, not one of his bones was broken. John 19:31-34 tells us that when the soldiers came to Jesus to break his legs to hasten his death, they found that he was already dead, so they pierced his side with a spear but did not break his legs."As John testifies, “These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken’” (John 19:36). The Exodus 12:46 rule is also echoed prophetically in Psalms 34:20: “He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.” To the last detail of his death, Jesus fulfilled the prophecies concerning the Messiah, verifying that he was, as John the Baptist claimed, the sacrificial Lamb of God."- NIV Case for Christ Study Bible note"
11 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Deuteronomy 18:15 “A prophet from your midst, from your brethren, like me, shall the Lord your God establish for you”. Christians say that since Jesus was an Israelite whom they consider to be a Prophet like Moses, this passage foreshadows him. This verse was spoken by Moses just prior to the Jewish nation entering the land of Israel towards the end of his life. Moses was warning the people not to follow false prophets. By telling the nation that the future prophet would be like me [Moses] he gave the newly established Jewish nation the ability to know whom to follow. Let’s compare Moses to Jesus and see if any comparison can be made. Moses was born from both an earthly mother and father, Jesus was said to have a virgin mother and no physical earthly father. Moses was married with children; Jesus shunned marriage and had no physical children. Moses gave 613 laws to Israel; Jesus nullified the Mosaic laws except for two. Moses sinned at the striking of the rock; Jesus is claimed to have never sinned. Moses was a human being; Jesus claimed to be God and/or the son of God. From this comparison it is clear to see that Moses and Jesus were nothing like each other and so this prophecy could not be referring to Jesus. If the comparison is just that they were both great men, we have many others who fit the bill to be more like Moses than Jesus. The most striking words to me however come at the end of the paragraph when Moses says to the Israelites, that the clearest way you can tell a false prophet is that “The Prophet who speaks falsely in God’s name, shall die”. In other words a true prophet of God will not be put to death for what he speaks [Abraham in the furnace of Nimrod, Jonah in the belly of the whale, Daniel in the lion’s den, etc]. The fact that Jesus was put to death and died proves that his message about being God was not in keeping with the values that Moses entrusted to the Jewish people. If we are to accept the possibility that the first part of Moses prophecy refers to Jesus, we can make the assumption that the second part of “only a false prophet dying” could refer to Jesus as well. It would be illogical to attribute only one part of his Messianic litmus test to Jesus and not the other. Since Moses and Jesus were certainly not alike and Moses warned that a false prophet would die, this passage is not referring to Jesus."
12 Sarah R = "John 5:46 "Jesus said, 'If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.'"Jesus had a threefold mission, referred to in the Catholic tradition by its Latin name, "munera". He came as a prophet, who taught the people how to live and modeled a perfect life, as a priest, who offered Himself as a sacrifice for sins, and as a king, who governs and has all authority. When He returns, His reign will be complete and never end.The proof that Jesus was all He claimed to be: God incarnate, the final and eternal prophet and revelation of God, the sacrifice for sin - is that He didn't stay in the tomb, but He resurrected and He lives. See: https://www.deily.org/video/the-case-for-the-resurrection-2"
13 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Psalms 22:16 “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet”. Christians say that this passage obviously refers to Jesus, since there was no one else in scripture who had his hands and feet pierced. I would admit that would be true if that’s what the actual verse said. Let us look at the original Hebrew version and see what it really says; Hebrew Psalm 22:16 “For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me, like lions they are at my hands and feet”. How is it possible that the original Hebrew version does not mention the word ‘pierced’ but yet this sentence is used to “prove” Jesus was pierced in his hands and feet? The error occurs because the early Christians once again mistranslated a Hebrew word “K’Ari” which means “Like lions” to “Kari” which means pierced. In fact, lions are a recurring theme in this particular Psalm as we see in Verse 13 – “They open wide their mouth against me, as a ravening and a roaring lion” and then again in Verse 21 the Psalmist says – “Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.” The “lions” that the Psalmist is asking for rescue from are the same ones in verse 16 that are at his hands and feet. By simply changing one of the Hebrew words from “K’Ari” to “Kari”, Christians are able to “prove” that Jesus’ hands and feet were pierced. The use of the term “lions” all throughout the Psalm proves that it was not piercing that he needed saving from, but from those who acted like ravaging lions. In addition, if we look at Isaiah 38:13 we will see that he too uses the term, “I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me”. From this we can see that this term “like lions” was a commonly used term in scripture and does not refer to Jesus’ piercing. This is nothing more than a translational error which has been used to prove something which does not exist."
14 Sarah R = "Jesus Himself quoted from Psalms 22 when He was dying on the cross. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (verse 1). The chapter has remarkable parallels to Jesus' crucifixion: the mocking of the crowd (verse 8//Matt. 27:40), the parting of his clothing by lots (verse 18//Matt. 27:35), the piercing of his hands and feet (verse 16), and the final words of the psalm "he has done it" reminiscient of Jesus' final words on the cross "It is finished" (John 19:30). "
15 Sarah R = ""Psalm 22:16 reads, “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.” The phrase “pierced my hands and feet” along with the context, is likely the clearest prophecy of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the Hebrew Scriptures. Some propose, however, that Psalm 22:16 should read, “like a lion, they are at my hands and feet.” So, doesPsalm 22:16truly prophesy the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross?"What causes such confusion is that the two Hebrew words for “pierced” and “lion” are remarkably similar. All that separates the two Hebrew words is the length of an upright vowel stroke. A majority of Hebrew manuscripts, from theMasoretic text, ofPsalm 22have the “lion” reading, while a minority of manuscripts contain the “pierced” reading. However, which reading is in the majority is not always the deciding factor in determining which reading is correct. For example, in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which predate most other Hebrew texts by over a thousand years, note that the term is unmistakably “pierced.” In addition, the oldest Syriac, Vulgate, Ethiopic, and Arabic versions also go with “pierced.” The same is true in the Septuagint, the first Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, which was completed approximately 200 years before the birth of Christ."So, even though the Hebrew manuscripts that say “lion” outnumber the manuscripts that say “pierced,” the older Hebrew manuscripts, and manuscripts in other languages that predate most of the Hebrew manuscripts, strongly argue for “pierced” being the correct reading. Those who argue for “lion” typically claim that “pierced” is a corruption, inserted by Christians, in an attempt to create a prophecy about Jesus. However, the fact that there are many manuscripts that predate Christianity that have the “pierced” reading disproves this concept. In fact, it is more likely that the “lion” reading in the Masoretic Hebrew text is the corruption, as the Masoretic manuscripts predominantly date to the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, after Christianity was established, giving the Jews a reason to conceal what the Hebrew Scriptures predict regarding Jesus Christ."Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/Psalm-22-16-lion-pierced.html#ixzz3SDn9eBlW"
16 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Psalms 72:10 “May the kings of Tarshish and the isles return tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba approach with a gift.” Since three Magi visited Mary with gifts, Christians say this prophetic passage must be speaking of Jesus. This prayer [Psalms 72] however is King David’s prayer for his son Solomon. The passage begins with David saying “For Solomon, O’ God, give your judgments to the King [David] and your righteousness to the King’s son [Solomon]. In the Passage above, David is asking God to have the nations of the earth pay tribute to his son. If we turn to 1 Kings 10:23 we see the fulfillment of this prophecy. “King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. Year after year, everyone who came brought gifts, articles of silver and gold, robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.” To say that this also applies to Jesus [another dual meaning] means that this passage can apply to virtually anyone in the Bible who was ever brought gifts by others. To apply this to Jesus when it was already fulfilled by Solomon twists the meaning of the passage and what King David was praying for. In addition, the reason that Sheba is specifically mentioned in the beginning of the Psalm is that the Queen of Sheba presented herself as a gift to Solomon in 1 Kings 10. She is the “Gift” spoken about in Psalms 72:10 for Solomon. As such, this sentence cannot be speaking of Jesus."
17 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Psalms 110:1 A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my lord; sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool. The Christian Bible uses this verse to show that Jesus was talking to the Father thereby “proving” the trinity. The problem with the Christian interpretation however is once again that the Hebrew translation does not support it. This Psalm was actually written by one of King David’s close servants who is praising the King for his loyalty to God. The Hebrew word for Lord, the Tetragrammaton [YHVH] is used in the opening sentence showing that the first “Lord” refers to God. The second “Lord” however does not mean a “God” but a man, a master. The Hebrew word for master or Lord is “Adoni” which is a title still used around the world as a sign of respect. As such, King David’s servant was writing about his master, that the Lord [God] says to my lord [King David] sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies my footstool. Nowhere in Jewish scriptures is God ever referred to as “Adoni”, master in the human terms. This translational error is due to a lack of understanding Hebrew when translating the Christian Bible. The same word for human “Lord” is used in multiple places throughout the Jewish Bible such as in Genesis 24:54 - Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, "Send me on my way to my master [lord]." The word for master is the exact same word that is used in Psalm 110 meaning a human master or lord. Genesis 32:4 also uses the word Adoni when referring to the wicked Esau. He instructed them: "This is what you are to say to my master [lord] Esau: 'Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. Nowhere in the entire Hebrew Scriptures is the word “Adoni” ever used for God. Adoni does not mean a divine being but a mere [sometimes wicked] mortal. As such, the error occurs because Christianity misinterpreted the Hebrew word for “lord” as “Lord” without understanding the difference. Clearly, this Psalm shows that it was written about King David and that his servant was speaking about his master and not King David speaking to God about Jesus. By simply capitalizing the “L” in Lord, the New Testament would have you believe that God was speaking to Jesus about David which is obvious from the Hebrew words themselves that this is not the case. Anyone with even a basic understanding of Hebrew would be able to spot this error instantly."
18 Sarah R = ""In the simple unsuffixed form or when pointed adoni or adona(y), for the first common singular suffix or with other pronominal suffixes, adon usually refers to men... However, there are numerous passages, particularly in Psalms, where these forms, which are the only ones to apply to men, refer to God. Exodus 34:23 combines "the Lord, YHWH, the God of Israel" (ha'adon yhwh elohe yisra'el). Deuteronomy 10:17 uses both singular and plural in the construction "Lord of lords" (adone ha adonim; cf. Ps 136:3). In Ps 8:1 God has the title "YHWH our Lord" (yhwh adonenu). The Messiah bears this title in Ps 110:1..."When adon appears in the special plural form, with a first common singular pronominal suffix (adona[y]), it always refers to God. It appears in this form more than three hundred times, particularly in Psalms, Lamentations, and the latter prophets. Just as elohim (God) is plural in Hebrew, so this word might also be called an intensive plural or plural of majesty. Only rarely is the suffix translated (cf. Gen 18:3; Isa 21:8; Ps 16:2)."To avoid the risk of taking God's name (YHWH) in vain, devout Jews began to substitute the word adona(y) for the proper name itself. Although the Masoretes left the four original consonants in the text, they added the vowels e (in place of a for other reasons) and a to remind the reader to pronounce adona(y) regardless of the consonants. This feature occurs more than six thousand times in the Hebrew Bible. Most translations use all capital letters to make the title "LORD."- Harris, Archer, Walte, eds. Theological Workbook of the Old Testament"
19 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "For this "proof" we will review both the original Hebrew and the mistranslated Greek/English text. Hebrew Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore, my Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold, the young woman will become pregnant and bear a son, and she will name him Immanuel”. Now let us look at the Christian version of Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”. Let us examine the problems with this verse.First, the Hebrew word for virgin [Besulah] is used in the Book of Isaiah 8 times except for the prophecy of the Virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14. In fact, the very one place where Christians say it means virgin, the word ‘Naarah’ a ‘Young Woman’ is actually used instead. While it is true, that many times throughout the bible a young woman was also a virgin, we have precedent of a rape victim being referred to as young woman as well. In Genesis 34, Dinah the daughter of Jacob was raped by Shechem son of Hamor and was referred to as a ‘Naarah’, Young Woman after the rape. This is the exact same word used for the ‘virgin’ birth in Isaiah 7:14. The Greek Septuagint mistranslated the Hebrew word for Young woman to read virgin instead. If one insists that this Hebrew word must mean virgin, than the birth of Jesus was actually the second virgin birth in history. In Isaiah Chapter 8 the woman referred to in the prophecy gives birth to a son who is called Immanuel just as chapter 7:14 predicted. It would be dishonest to use the exact same word to describe only the second virgin birth of Jesus but not the first birth of Immanuel. We cannot pick and choose where to apply virgin status if the word truly means virgin. The “child that was born”, [800 years before Jesus] in Isaiah 9:6 refers to the same child born in Isaiah Chapter 8, King Hezekiah, the son of King Ahaz. Now we can understand why the government falls on his shoulders, because he is the rightful heir to the throne of Ahaz. He is the crown prince, next in line to succeed his own father. Nowhere in the New Testament was Jesus ever called Immanuel, but Hezekiah in Hebrew means “God is my strength”. His birth, was God’s way of showing that “he was with us”, Ahaz and Hezekiah. Even a cursory reading of Chapters 7, 8 and 9 together will reveal why this can absolutely not be speaking about the birth of Jesus centuries in the future. According to Isaiah 7, King Ahaz the ruler of Judah was afraid that his two enemies to the north, Rezin King of Aram and Pekah King of Israel were getting ready to attack him and annex Judah for their own territory. God sent Isaiah on a mission to let King Ahaz know that he would be safe from his enemies. Isaiah was to tell Ahaz that a son would be born and that when he sees the birth of this child [Hezekiah/Immanuel], he would know that God was with him. Logic would tell us, that a sign to Ahaz centuries in the future is no sign at all. How can the birth of a child so far into the future be a sign that he would not be defeated in battle when he would not be alive to witness it? The birth of his own son [Hezekiah] in Chapter 8 however was the visible sign that he needed for reassurance that he would not be defeated and his own son would reign after him. Refer to II Kings 16 and you will see that in fact, Rezin and Pekah attacked King Ahaz but as predicted by Isaiah could not defeat him. The son he had hoped for, King Hezekiah also called the “Prince of Peace” reigned after Ahaz just as this prophecy predicted. The government fell on his shoulders and he ushered in an era of peace all throughout the land such as had never been done before. This is the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 and Chapter 8 and 9 confirm this. Nowhere in Jewish scriptures do virgins give birth, and this is a mistranslation that is clearly seen when reading Chapters 7, 8 and 9 in sequence. As such, there has never been a prophecy that the Jewish Messiah would be born of a virgin and this verse was mistranslated and taken out of context by early Christians to assign a prophecy to Jesus that had no basis in Jewish Scriptures."
20 Sarah R = "Matthew, a Jew and a disciple of Jesus, quoted this verse and stated that it was a prophecy of the Messiah and that Jesus fulfilled it. It may be that during that time there was a different interpretation of this verse than now, but Matthew definitely felt that it was prophecy and that the original writing meant "virgin". Although "young woman" would also describe Mary. See Matthew 1:22-23."
21 Sarah R = "Matthew 1:18-23 quotes Isaiah:18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)."
22 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Isaiah 8:14 And it shall be for a portent and a stone upon which to dash oneself and for a rock upon which to stumble for the two houses of Israel who came to be for a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Christians refer to Jesus as the foundation stone and believe that he is a “stumbling block” to Jews. They use this passage in Isaiah to show that he [Jesus] causes the two houses of Israel to stumble as stated in the above passage. This verse however is not referring to Jesus but the story unfolding in Isaiah Chapters 7, 8 and 9. The Nation of Israel was divided into two kingdoms, Israel to the North and Judah to the South. King Ahaz, the ruler of Judah was under attack by the Northern Tribes of Israel under the leadership of King Pekah son of Remaliah and his allies. The “stumbling” block spoken of in this passage is Jerusalem which Isaiah foretold to King Ahaz that the invading armies would not be able to conquer. What Isaiah is saying is that the Northern tribes will try and vanquish Ahaz but will stumble on Jerusalem and will not be able to conquer it. This passage has nothing to do with a stumbling block for Jews with regards to Jesus but speaks of the battle that Ahaz fought with Pekah and ultimately prevailed based on Isaiah’s reassurance from God that he would succeed. This is nothing more than an isolated passage from scripture pulled out of context to fit a Christian interpretation."
23 Sarah R = "The disciples of Jesus and all the first Christians were Jewish. In fact, Christianity was first known as a sect of Judaism, rather than a separate religion. All of the writers of the New Testament were Jewish and they show a great respect for and belief in the Old Testament Scriptures. The Old Testament is quoted about 300 times and alluded to another 700 times by New Testament writers. Jesus himself quoted 24 different books of the Old Testament. He came "first for the Jews, then for the Gentiles" (Romans 1:16). Though the first Christians were Jewish, the church eventually spread to Gentiles (non-Jews) and has continued to grow ever since. 1 Corinthians 1:18-2518 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to savethose who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. "
24 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Isaiah 9:6 says “For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us, and the authority is upon his shoulder, the wondrous adviser, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, called his name the prince of peace.” Next, let us look at the Christian King James Version of the Bible Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” There are multiple errors in the translation of this passage which we shall now discuss. First of all, let us look at the tense in this sentence. Isaiah lived 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Isaiah 9:6 says a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us and the authority is upon his shoulder. Had this prophecy been referring to Jesus, the birth would have been future tense, a son will be born a son will be given to us and the authority will be on his shoulder. Instead, the Hebrew Scriptures speak of an event that already happened, eight hundred years prior to the birth of Jesus. Even the KJV says “unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given” however the tense following that sentence was modified for “the government to be [future] on his shoulders” which is inconsistent with the rest of the text in the passage. In addition to the translational error in tense which changes an event that already happened into one that will happen; the KJV also changes the punctuation so that the child is called “Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”. The correct punctuation in Hebrew says that this child who is the wondrous advisor was called the Prince of Peace, by the mighty God, the everlasting father. In other words, it was God who called the name of this child, the prince of peace. By repositioning the Hebrew punctuation, the KJV misleads the reader into thinking that God himself is being born by being called, the mighty God. In fact, the reason this event is in the past tense [800 years before Jesus] was because this was speaking about the birth of King Hezekiah in the previous chapter [Isaiah 8]. King Hezekiah was called ‘Sar Shalom’ which means prince of peace in Hebrew. In addition, he was also called Immanuel or “God is with us” since the name Hezekiah means God is my strength. If one reads Isaiah Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 together, one will see that the Child that was born was the child in the previous chapter and not the birth of Jesus eight centuries in the future. The use of past tense on a future prophecy, as well as the repositioning of punctuation proves that this prophecy could not possibly be referring to Jesus born centuries later from the time this was written. This is nothing more than an error in translation and punctuation which is obvious if one reads the entire chapters 8 and 9 in succession."
25 Sarah R = "In regards to the comment below:"In reality there is no such thing as tense in Hebrew grammar. In reality Hebrew verbs do not take past, present and future forms, but perfect (completed action) or imperfect (incomplete action).In Hebrew thinking, an action is regarded asbeing either completed or incomplete. Hebrew,therefore, knows no past, present, or future tenses,but has instead a Perfect and an Imperfect. ...The Hebrew Perfect may be taken to representaction in the past... the equivalent of the Englishpresent tense is supplied by the participle.... and the[equivalent of] the English future tense (with othervarieties) by the imperfect.(A Practical Grammer for Classical Hebrew. 2nd Ed.Clarendon Press; Oxford; 1959; J. A. Weingreen pp. 56-57)To be strictly accurate we should speak of "forms" rather than "tenses" of the verb, since it is the completeness or otherwise of an action which is being expressed and not the time factor, as in English.......Hebrew has no "tenses" in the normal sense ofthe word. Instead there are two "states"...(Teach Yourself Biblical Hebrew; R.K. Harrison;1984; pages 68, 80)Normally a verb in the perfect form would imply a past tense which is why Singer insists this must be past tense and that it therefore refers to Hezekiah.In reality there is a special idiom in Hebrew called the "Prophetic Perfect" this is where prophet speaks of future events in the perfect form because he has seen them in the future where they have already happened.Gesenius' mentions the Prophetic Perfect idiom and describes it this way:...he [the prophetic writer] describes the futureevent as if it had been already seen or heard by him.(Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar. 2nd editionTranslated by A. E. Crowley; Clarendon Press;Oxford; 1956; Edited by E. Klautzsch; pp. 312-313)There are many examples of the Prophetic Perfect in the Tanak...- See the rest at http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/unto-us-a-child-is-born-isaiah-9-6-7-and-the-prophetic-perfect"
26 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Isaiah 9:6 says “For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us, and the authority is upon his shoulder, the wondrous adviser, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, called his name the prince of peace.” Next, let us look at the Christian King James Version of the Bible Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” There are multiple errors in the translation of this passage which we shall now discuss. First of all, let us look at the tense in this sentence. Isaiah lived 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Isaiah 9:6 says a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us and the authority is upon his shoulder. Had this prophecy been referring to Jesus, the birth would have been future tense, a son will be born a son will be given to us and the authority will be on his shoulder. Instead, the Hebrew Scriptures speak of an event that already happened, eight hundred years prior to the birth of Jesus. Even the KJV says “unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given” however the tense following that sentence was modified for “the government to be [future] on his shoulders” which is inconsistent with the rest of the text in the passage. In addition to the translational error in tense which changes an event that already happened into one that will happen; the KJV also changes the punctuation so that the child is called “Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”. The correct punctuation in Hebrew says that this child who is the wondrous advisor was called the Prince of Peace, by the mighty God, the everlasting father. In other words, it was God who called the name of this child, the prince of peace. By repositioning the Hebrew punctuation, the KJV misleads the reader into thinking that God himself is being born by being called, the mighty God. In fact, the reason this event is in the past tense [800 years before Jesus] was because this was speaking about the birth of King Hezekiah in the previous chapter [Isaiah 8]. King Hezekiah was called ‘Sar Shalom’ which means prince of peace in Hebrew. In addition, he was also called Immanuel or “God is with us” since the name Hezekiah means God is my strength. If one reads Isaiah Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 together, one will see that the Child that was born was the child in the previous chapter and not the birth of Jesus eight centuries in the future. The use of past tense on a future prophecy, as well as the repositioning of punctuation proves that this prophecy could not possibly be referring to Jesus born centuries later from the time this was written. This is nothing more than an error in translation and punctuation which is obvious if one reads the entire chapters 8 and 9 in succession."
27 Sarah R = ""For unto us a child is born,.... This is a reason of all that is said in the context; of the great light that shone upon and was seen by those that sat in darkness, and in the land of the shadow of death; of the great joy among the people; of the breaking off of the yoke, rod, and staff of the oppressor; and of the burning of garments rolled in blood, so putting an end to war, and establishing peace; all which is owing to the child here said to be born, by whom we are to understand the Messiah; as the Targum interprets it; and not Hezekiah, as many of the Jewish writers (n) apply it; who could never be represented as a child just born, when he was, at least, ten or eleven years of age when this prophecy was given out, and twenty nine when Sennacherib came up with his army against him, as Aben Ezra observes; to which time he and others refer the context; nor can any reason be assigned why he should be called a "son", in such a peculiar and unusual manner; nor can it be said of him, that he was the great light which shined upon the inhabitants of Galilee; nor was his birth the occasion of so great joy as the birth of this child is said to be; nor can it, with any justness, be said of him, that of the increase of his government and peace there was no end; seeing his government only extended to the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah, and his reign was but twenty nine years, and for the most part attended with affliction, oppression, and war; besides, the many august titles here used cannot be ascribed unto him, nor to any mere creature whatever (o); but everything agrees with Christ; and to him it is applied, even by some ancient and modern writers among the Jews (p) themselves. This clause respects his humanity, his incarnation and birth, which is spoken of in the present tense, though future, because of the certainty of it; that he should really become man, assume a true body, and a reasonable soul, partake of the same flesh and blood with the children, be made flesh, and dwell among us: and this was to us, "for us": for our good, for our profit and advantage; not for angels, but for men; for the saints under the Old Testament, and under the New; for all his people, his brethren, and children; that they might have a sanctified nature; that law and justice might be satisfied in that nature which had sinned, and Satan be ruined by it, which he himself had ruined; and that Christ might be a fit Mediator and Redeemer of his people, and be capable of executing his several offices to our advantage; his priestly office, by satisfying and interceding for us; his prophetic office, by teaching us; and his kingly office, by ruling over us; and that he might answer the relations he stands in of a father, husband, brother, and friend:"- Gill's Exposition of the Bible"
28 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Christianity believes that the Hebrew Bible predicts that the Jewish Messiah would be from Nazareth and the following verses are used to prove that “Jesus of Nazareth” [born in Bethlehem] fulfilled this prophecy. Judges 13:5 “for the lad shall be a Nazirite of God from the womb”, Amos 2:11 “I established prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the Lord.” Christians also say that since Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of being born in Bethlehem he was the Messiah. This prophecy however says that Jesus fulfilled the biblical verses of being a Nazarene, so which is it? Was Jesus from Bethlehem or Nazareth? This passage is quite an obvious error to Jews and shows clearly how the early Christians misunderstood Jewish scripture to try and fit Jesus into being from both. The inaccuracy however is that the Jewish Messiah would not be a Nazarene, i.e. from Nazareth but a Nazirite which is the term for a Jew who has taken a ‘vow of abstinence’. Bethlehem and Nazareth are nearly 100 miles away so the early church made up a story of Jesus going from Nazareth to Bethlehem to try and fulfill this ‘prophecy’. Numbers 6:2 shows clearly what a Nazirite is; Speak to the Israelites and say to them: “If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the Lord as a Nazirite, he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink. He must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins.” The Nazirite vow was taken by people who wanted to consecrate or separate themselves and offer their lives to God for a holier purpose. Nazirites actually committed a sin by taking the vow in the first place which is why they are required to bring a sin offering upon completion of their service. The reason is, that God placed wine and fruit on earth to be enjoyed by his creations, the Nazirite, while good intentioned, actually disregards God’s blessings for mankind to enjoy his bounty and as such is required to offer a sin offering upon the completion of his service [See Numbers 6:13-21]. The early Church was unfamiliar with this special vow and misunderstood a Nazirite instead as one who comes from Nazareth. Since the Messiah must be from Bethlehem and also be a Nazirite [consecrated by a vow] they said the Messiah had to come from both Bethlehem and Nazareth at the same time. In order to ‘fulfill’ this impossible task, they created a plausible reason where both Nazareth and Bethlehem would be in the Jesus narrative. The truth however is that there is absolutely no prophecy in Jewish scripture that says the Jewish Messiah must be a Nazarene from Nazareth, it says he must be a Nazirite [consecrated by a vow]. Since Jesus was not a Nazirite he could not have fulfilled this prophecy. In fact, Christians say that Jesus never sinned, however the Nazirite vow was a sin in itself which is why God required a sin offering as we learned above. If Jesus had in fact taken the Nazirite vow, he would have automatically sinned; therefore this cannot apply to the Christian understanding of Jesus whom is credited with a sinless life."
29 Sarah R = ""In English, the town (Nazareth) and the vow in Numbers (Nazarite), seem to be similar. But in Hebrew they are two totally different words. The town, transliterated, would be: Nats-raht. While the vow would be: nah-zear."It becomes very clear then, that what the Gospels are doing is not making Jesus out to be the 'vow taker' but 'the Branch' for the meaning of Nazareth is 'branch,' a very powerful messianic title used by a number of prophets:Isaiah 4:2: 'In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.'Isaiah 11:1: 'Then a Shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch from his roots will bear fruit.'Isaiah 60:21: 'Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the Land forever, the Branch of My planting, the work of My Hands, that I may be glorified.'Jeremiah 23:5: 'Behold, the days are coming,' declares the Lord, 'When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch. And He will reign as King and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the Land.'Jeremiah 33:15: 'In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.'Zechariah 3:8: 'Now listen, Joshua the High Priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you, indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My Servant the Branch.'Zech. 6:12: 'Then say to him, 'Thus says the Lord of Hosts, 'Behold, a man whose Name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the Temple of the Lord.'"These are the major cites where the Coming One, Yeshua the Messiah, was entitled 'Branch.' There is much to this and it all began when God put an end to the rebellion of Israel in the Wilderness, specifically concerning who installed Aaron as High Priest. For the rebel Korah said it was because Aaron was Moses' brother, that Moses made Aaron High Priest. And God instituted a dead branch (also known in English as a staff or rod), to be His witness as to whom He had chosen to be High Priest. It was when this dead branch came to life, sprouted and had almonds on it (Numbers 17:5ff), that God revealed to Israel whom He had chosen. It was when Yeshua, a dead 'branch' came back to life, glorified,, that all Israel could know that God had made Yeshua both Lord and Messiah (Acts 2:36)."- See full article at http://www.seedofabraham.net/naz.html"
30 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Isaiah 40:3 “A voice calls out in the wilderness, “clear the way of the Lord; make a straight path in the desert a road for our God”. Again, the messenger theme resonates and this proof is used by Christians to point to Jesus as the one who this passage was talking about. In the opening sentence of Isaiah 40: the prophet says “Comfort, comfort my people, speak consolingly of Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her period of exile has been completed, that her iniquity has been forgiven for she has received double for all her sins from the hand of the Lord. This passage cannot possibly be speaking of Jesus since the prophet Isaiah says that the Messiah will say that our “Exile has been completed” yet just a few years after the death of Jesus, the temple was destroyed and the nation of Israel was scattered and exiled across the world just as we are today. In addition the Prophet continues to say that when the Messiah comes, “Every valley will be raised up and every mountain and hill will be lowered; the crooked will become straight and the heights will become valley”. This theme of the wicked paying for their sins and the Messiah coming to purify the earth is a recurring subject in Jewish scripture and is one of the main reasons for the Messiah’s appearance. Christianity splits the purpose of the Messiah to show that he came but didn’t accomplish anything tangible. In every prophecy when the Messiah arrives, the hills are lowered, wicked are punished, evil is eliminated but for a Christian this happens only the second time around. Clearly, no one can deny that this cleansing process hasn’t happened yet. Now with this knowledge we can understand why Isaiah says in verse 40:1 that your “Exile has been completed” because this passage speaks of the fourth and final exile which the nation of Israel is currently in. When Elijah the Prophet comes to prepare the way for the Messiah and calls back the children of Israel, he and the Messenger of God will both say the words of Isaiah “You have been punished double for your sins, your exile has been completed” which is when this prophecy will be fulfilled. Since none of the other parts of this prophecy have happened yet, we cannot attribute this one passage to Jesus. Either it has been fulfilled or it hasn't, it can’t be both."
31 Sarah R = ""Prophetic Telescoping is prophecy that bridges the First and Second Comings of the Messiah. In this way, prophecy telescopes forward to a time. The prophets saw future events as distant “peaks” (i.e., events) without an awareness of the large time gaps between them. Also, the prophets understood that history had two major periods—the present age and the age to come–although they did not always make a hard distinction between the two. Prophetic Telescoping stresses progressive revelation which means that God does not reveal everything at once.There are  texts that are  fulfilled in the first appearance of Jesus. But there is another part that will be fulfilled in the future. In this sense, Jesus will return and establish the earthly, national aspect of the kingdom of God (Is. 9:6; Amos 9:11; Dan. 2:44; 7:13-14; 27; Is. 11:11-12; 24:23; Mic. 4:1-4; Zech.14:1-9; Matt. 26:63-64; Acts 1:6-11; 3:19-26). In other words, one day the Messiah will be King over His people (Matt. 19:28)."- https://chab123.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/are-there-over-300-messianic-prophecies/"
32 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Christians use the entire chapter of Isaiah 53 to try and prove a number of prophecies that Jesus supposedly fulfilled as the ‘Servant of the Lord’. Before we identify who Chapter 53 is really speaking about [It’s not Jesus] let’s look at the different prophecies Christianity says Isaiah 53 contains about the Jewish Messiah. a. He would be rejected b. He would be silent to accusations c. Oppressed and afflicted d. Bore illnesses e. Wounded for transgressions f. Bore the sins of many g. Grow up poor h. Appearance was marred, ugly i. Mankind would hide from association j. Thought to be cursed by God k. Would eventually prosper l. Ultimately exalted by God Based on what Christianity knows about Jesus, it certainly appears that these things must be speaking of him. However, what if there was someone else who fulfilled all of these prophecies and was even named by Isaiah and the Bible itself? What if these things were not speaking of an individual person, but an entire nation? What nation would fulfill all of these “prophecies”? Let us look at Isaiah so that we can learn who the real “Suffering Servant” of the Lord really is. Isaiah 41:8 - But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen. I took you from the ends of the earth; from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. Isaiah 44:1 - Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant and Israel whom I have chosen. Isaiah 44:2 - Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun [righteous ones] whom I have chosen. Isaiah 44:21 - Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant, I have formed you, you are my servant. Isaiah 45:4 - for Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel my elect. Isaiah 48:20 - The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob. Isaiah 49:3 - You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Israel is even referred to as God's servant in the New Testament Luke 1:54 - He has helped His servant Israel in remembrance of His mercy. Not only was Israel identified as the Servant [singular] in the Book of Isaiah, but the identity of Israel as the Servant of the Lord is a recurring theme throughout the entire Jewish scriptures. Psalms 136:22 - A heritage to Israel his servant, for his mercy endures forever. Jeremiah 46:27 - But do not fear, O my servant Jacob, and do not be dismayed, O Israel! Jeremiah 76:28 - Do not fear, O Jacob my servant, says the Lord, for I am with you for I will make a complete end of all the nations. Jeremiah 30:10 - Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob, says the Lord, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from afar. Now, that we understand who the servant really is, let us re-read Isaiah Chapter 53 in context with the previous chapter Isaiah 52, so that we can understand exactly what is taking place. Isaiah is prophesying what will happen to the Jewish nation [Israel] in the end of days. Isaiah 52:13 - Behold My servant [Israel] shall prosper; he [Israel] shall be exalted and lifted up, and he [Israel] shall be made very high. As many wondered about you [Israel], "How marred his appearance is from that of a man [Israel is demonized and dehumanized], and his features from that of other people!" So shall he [Israel] cast down many nations; [The Gentile] kings shall shut their mouths [In amazement at the final salvation of Israel] because of him, for, what they had not been told [That Israel was still in favor and covenant with God] they saw [The Messianic redemption of Israel], and what they had not heard [that Israel would be restored] they witnessed. This is exactly what those who believe in replacement theology will see when the Messiah finally comes to redeem the people of Israel. Throughout the entire Hebrew scripture, the Bible refers to Israel in the singular even though it refers to an entire nation which is plural. The Bible itself testifies to this, when the Israelites received the Torah on Mount Sinai they all proclaimed with one voice “We will do everything the Lord has said and we will obey”. The Hebrew words used to convey this message are “Na’aseh V’nishmah” which is written in the singular form and not the plural. The Torah itself recognizes that the Jewish nation is ‘one heart’ as God himself calls Israel his ‘firstborn son’ in addition to his ‘Servant’. Exodus 4:22 states; you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘So said the Lord, My firstborn son is Israel. So I say to you, send out my son that he may serve me, but you have refused to send him out: behold, I shall kill your firstborn son. Israel is referred to as God’s “son” and “he” in the collective. Hosea 11:1 - When Israel was a lad I loved him, and since Egypt I have been calling out to my son. With this knowledge and clear proof from the scriptures themselves, it is clear that the Nation of Israel is both the metaphorical “Son” of God and the “Servant” of God. This is a theme that is evident throughout the entire Jewish scriptures, in dozens of places and not in just one or two vague sentences. The idea that Isaiah would openly name Israel as the Servant from Chapters 41 through 49 and then inexplicably change the name of the servant to Jesus and not even mention his name once is completely illogical. Isaiah himself proves that our interpretation is correct by switching back from the singular [he] to the plural form [them] when referring to the Jewish People in verse 53:8. Isaiah says: “Now that he [Israel] has been released from captivity and judgment, who could have imagined such a generation? For he [Israel] had been removed from the land of the living, an affliction upon them that was my people’s sin”. The "man" of pains and illness was not Jesus that Isaiah was referring to, but the entire nation of Israel. Israel continues to be persecuted, dehumanized and vilified at the hands of the gentile nations who believe Jews are cursed, rejected and afflicted by God. This is the image that Isaiah is trying to portray and one that Jews have accepted for thousands of years long before this was applied by Christianity to refer to Jesus. Let us now re-examine in context the prophecy of Isaiah 53 and see if it applies to the nation of Israel? a. Israel is rejected by the world b. We have been silent as a nation to those that have accused us throughout history for fear of persecutionc. Israel has been oppressed and afflicted because of the sins of other nations (Racism, Anti-Semitism, etc.) d. We were accused of being a sickly and weak people, portrayed as diseased throughout history e. We were wounded for our transgressions against God and severely punished through exile f. Israel bore the punishment of the sins of the nations because we did not live up to God’s standard and properly instruct them as we were commanded to do. In essence we bear some responsibility for the nations’ failure to heed the word of God. g. We grew up destitute and poor, being chased from nation to nation h. The Gentile nations portray us as ugly, we are constantly vilified i. Mankind has not wanted to be associated with Israel or Jews as a nation, even today j. Christians say the Jews are cursed by God for rejecting his “Son” k. Eventually we prosper and in the final redemption the entire world will witness that they have been wrong about Israel and that we are still the “Firstborn Son” of God l. Once the exile is complete, Israel will be exalted among the nations and will be glorified in front of the eyes of all nations. Isaiah points to Israel as being the true identity of the servant by referencing a prophecy from Hosea through his use of similar expressions about Israel. Isaiah 53:2 says “He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground.” Who is the “He” that Isaiah is talking about? If we look at Hosea 14:5 it says “I will be like the dew to Israel; he [Israel] will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he [Israel] will send down his roots; his [Israel's] young shoots [roots] will grow.” The young shoot out of dry ground is the nation of Israel which Isaiah is clearly talking about. Hosea says in 14:9 “Who is wise? One who will realize these things. Who is discerning? One who will understand them.” In other words, a wise and discerning person will recognize that the blessings bestowed upon Israel will ultimately come true. The despised and marred servant who has been persecuted throughout the ages, will once again blossom like a root out of dry desert ground just like the current nation of Israel."
33 Sarah R = "This chapter is a beautiful description of the suffering Messiah. It is hard to read it and not see Jesus portrayed in nearly every verse! It is amazing how the Holy Spirit could work through the writer to foreshadow something that wouldn't happen for another 700 years. Read Isaiah 53 here, and see who you think it is talking about: https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/isaiah/53"
34 Sarah R = "Question: "Why do most Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah?"Answer:The Jews rejected Jesus because He failed, in their eyes, to do what they expected their Messiah to do—destroy evil and all their enemies and establish an eternal kingdom with Israel as the preeminent nation in the world. The prophecies inIsaiah 53andPsalm 22describe a suffering Messiah who would be persecuted and killed, but the Jews chose to focus instead on those prophecies that discuss His glorious victories, not His crucifixion.The commentaries in the Talmud, written before the onset of Christianity, clearly discuss the Messianic prophecies ofIsaiah 53andPsalm 22and puzzle over how these would be fulfilled with the glorious setting up of the kingdom of the Messiah. After the church used these prophecies to prove the claims of Christ, the Jews took the position that the prophecies did not refer to the Messiah, but to Israel or some other person.The Jews believed that the Messiah, the prophet which Moses spoke about, would come and deliver them from Roman bondage and set up a kingdom where they would be the rulers. Two of the disciples, James and John, even asked to sit at Jesus’ right and left in His kingdom when He came into His glory. The people of Jerusalem also thought He would deliver them. They shouted praises to God for the mighty works they had seen Jesus do and called out, “Hosanna, save us,” when He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (Matthew 21:9). They treated Him like a conquering king. Then, when He allowed Himself to be arrested, tried, and crucified on a cursed cross, the people stopped believing that He was the promised prophet. They rejected their Messiah (Matthew 27:22).Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/Jews-reject-Jesus.html#ixzz3UC9wbL5q"
35 Sarah R = "We have this common image of Jesus as a European/Caucasian looking handsome man with flowing hair and striking blue eyes. This is not historically accurate. Jesus was a traditional Jewish man from the area of the Middle East. When we meet Jesus at the end of our life, we may be very surprised at what we see!!"
36 Sarah R = "When Jesus is arrested, the disciples flee and abandon Him. Peter follows to watch but denies that he even knows Jesus. Yet a short time later, we see these trembling, fearful disciples who had been hiding in an upper room suddenly in the streets proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah and Savior of the world, even to the point of persecution and death. What changed? An encounter with the risen Jesus."
37 Sarah R = "This is one of the most striking verses of this chapter. If we try to explain Isaiah 53 as applying to anyone or anything else, this verse is perplexing. How could any other person or nation bear iniquities? And even if they could, how would that be fair to place all the world's iniquities onto one person or nation? It would not be. Only God Himself could carry our sins, nail them on a cross, and end the tyranny of sin forever."
38 Sarah R = "By Moshe Gold     ...According to traditional Jewish teaching, the Suffering Servant is the nation of Israel. The traditional Christian interpretation proclaims this same portion as prophetic concerning the Messiah. Christians declare this prophecy fulfilled through Jesus. Jewish scholars claim that Christians are falsely reading Jesus into this chapter; purposely forcing a “private interpretation” to suit their own beliefs. For their part, Christians claim that their’s is a literal and normal understanding, and the oldest interpretation. They often cite the times Isaiah 53 is either directly quoted or alluded to in the New Testament as proof of its accepted messianic interpretation during the first century. The problem with this argument is that Jewish scholarship does not accept the New Testament as Holy Writ.     To solve this dispute there must be found authoritative Jewish interpretations proving the Suffering Servant to be the Messiah rather than Israel. If such evidence exists, it is equally important that it be older and therefore more authoritative than the presently accepted Jewish thought. Such evidence does exist and it is worthwhile to note the Rabbinic Anthology of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah.  The Suffering Servant in the Targum     The earliest authoritative Jewish teaching concerning the Suffering Servant is found in the Targum of Jonathan. A Targum is an Aramaic translation or paraphrase of the Old Testament. From after the return from Babylon until the mid first century BCE, Aramaic gradually replaced Hebrew as the common language of Jewish people. Since Hebrew was still the language of Scripture it became necessary to provide translations to aid in understanding the Bible when it was read at the religious schools or worship services (e.g.,Neh. 8:1-8). By the mid-first century BCE the Targums were considered authoritative within Judaism and thus quoted in the New Testament.     The Targum of the Books of the Prophets is the work of Jonathan ben Uzziel, who gives the authorized interpretation, handed down from one generation to another since early times. This translation is named for him; the Targum of Jonathan. According to the Babylonian Talmud, he was the most noted out of the eighty students of Hillel the Elder (20 BCE- 20 CE). Historians place him in the early–mid first century CE.  Contained in this Targum is the oldest received interpretation of the Suffering Servant. In it Isaiah 52:13 is translated, “Behold, my servant, the Messiah, shall prosper; he shall be exalted, and increase, and be very strong.” We may conclude from this that the oldest correct interpretation of the Suffering Servant is that of Messiah, not the nation of Israel.   See the full article here:http://www.jewishawareness.org/the-suffering-servant-of-isaiah-a-rabbinic-antholo/"
39 Sarah R = "Though there are other people who are miraculously brought back from the dead in the Bible, Jesus is the only one who was resurrected with a body that will never see death or decay again. Jesus is the only one who still LIVES."
40 Sarah R = "Praise be to God that His mercy is so great that He would provide the means for us to be reconciled to Him. Jesus is our intermediary, our intercessory, our way to God, and we have need of no other. John14:6 - Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.""
41 Sarah R = "Luke 4:14-2114 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,    because he has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners    and recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free,19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”"
42 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Jeremiah 23:5 The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely [hint, hint] and do what is just and right in the land. The New Testament book of Matthew Chapter 1 goes through great lengths to show how Jesus was a descendant of King David, and tries to prove that this ‘righteous branch’ was in fact Jesus. The problem with this however is that even though the New Testament traces the genealogy of Joseph, father of Jesus back to David, it claims that Jesus resulted from a virgin birth, and that Joseph was not his actual father. II Samuel 7:12 clearly says - When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. Why would God have specifically pointed out that the Messiah would come from David’s ‘own body’ i.e. physical child if that was not necessary as Christianity claims?  In addition, why does the verse specifically say this King would reign ‘wisely’ and not justly, or faithfully, etc. The answer is because this verse is talking about the wisest of all Kings, Solomon, who requested wisdom from God. The verse itself continues to show it’s referring to a human king by saying, “When he [Solomon] does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men”. If this passage also refers to Jesus as Christians claim then he did wrong [i.e. sinned] in the eyes of God. There is no Hebrew basis for the idea of a father passing on his tribal line by adoption.  A priest who adopts a son from another tribe cannot make him a priest, he must be a physical descendant of his father. In addition, Joseph could never pass on by adoption which he doesn’t have because Joseph descended from Jeconiah [Matthew 1:11] and fell under the curse that none of his descendants could ever sit upon the throne of David.  Jeremiah 22:30 clearly states This is what the Lord says: "Record this man Jeconiah [Coniah] as childless, a man who will not prosper in his lifetime, for none of his offspring will prosper, none will sit on the throne of David or rule anymore in Judah." Jeremiah 36:30 confirms this again by saying “Therefore, this is what the Lord says about Jeconiah [Coniah] King of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day and the frost by night.” How can Joseph pass on the mantle of leadership to Jesus when the Book of Matthew says that he is descended from one who was cursed never to have children on the throne of David?To answer this obvious problem, Christian apologists claim that Jesus also traces himself back through his mother Mary, who allegedly descended from David, as shown in the third chapter of Luke. There are 2 major issues with this explanation however. According to the Hebrew Scriptures tribal affiliation only goes through the father and not the mother as recorded in Numbers 1:18. In addition, just like the problem with Jeconiah [Coniah], Luke 3:31 shows Mary as a descendant of Nathan and not Solomon which is where the actual Messianic line stems from as the verses below will show;I Chronicles 22:6-11 Then he called for his son Solomon and charged him to build a house for the Lord, the God of Israel. David said to Solomon: “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house for the Name of the Lord my God. But this word of the Lord came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight. But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign.  He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He [Solomon] will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his [Solomon’s] kingdom over Israel forever.’I Chronicles 28:5-8 says “Of all my sons, and the Lord has given me many, he has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. He said to me: ‘Solomon your son is the one who will build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. I will establish his kingdom forever if he is unswerving in carrying out my commands and laws, as is being done at this time.” The question one should be asking is; how can Joseph, ancestor of Jeconiah and Mary, ancestor of Nathan claim to be the mother of the Messiah, when they are both descended from the wrong Davidic lines? Only a descendant of Solomon son of David can lay claim as the rightful heir of the Messianic line.  The real answer is that they can’t be. The early Christian writers of the New Testament were unfamiliar with the promises and covenants given to King David and his offspring in the Hebrew Scriptures and were looking for any way to associate Jesus and Mary with him. As a result, both the lineage of Joseph and the lineage of Mary automatically render Jesus as an impossible heir to the throne of David. These are not my words, they are the words of the very Bible that Christians use to prove Jesus’ lineage."
43 Sarah R = ""Since no descendant of Jeconiah could ever sit on the throne, if Jesus is a descendant of this cursed king, he is disqualified from being the Messiah."If true, then what is Jeconiah doing in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew's gospel? And how can Jesus qualify to be the Messiah? First of all, we have to wonder why Matthew would ever have included Jeconiah among the ancestors of Jesus if this so obviously disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah. In fact, the Scripture shows that the curse was only short-term, if not altogether reversed by God."There are three parts to the curse on Jeconiah (who is also called Jehoiachin or Coniah):that he would be childless (this is how the Hebrew text literally reads)that he would not prosper in his lifetimethat none of his descendants would rule in Judah"The Scripture shows that in fact none of these took place.Though the Hebrew literally reads, "Record this man childless," Jeconiah in fact had children.The descendants of Jehoiachin the captive: Shealtiel his son, Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah-- 1 Chronicles 3:17-18He did prosper in his day.In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Evil-Merodach became king of Babylon, he released Jehoiachin from prison on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month. He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honour higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon.-- 2 Kings 25:27-28His grandson Zerubbabel prospered and ruled. In fact the same words God used in rejecting Jeconiah were deliberately used in establishing Zerubbabel."As surely as I live," declares the LORD, "even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, I would still pull you off.-- Jeremiah 22:24"'On that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty."-- Haggai 2:23"Though Zerubbabel did not sit on the throne as king, the fact that Haggai 2:23 uses the same terminology as Jeremiah 22:24 shows that Haggai intended to indicate a reversal of the curse."We have to conclude that in Jeremiah 22:30, "in his lifetime" qualifies the following phrases, and "for" explains that no descendant of his will prosper and rule during his lifetime."We find rabbinic sources which also agree that God reversed the curse on Jeconiah, which they attribute to repentance on Jeconiah's part. We even find the idea that the Messiah will descend from Jeconiah--exactly the opposite of what some say is impossible! Some of these sources are as follows:1. Sources stating that Jeconiah repented and so God reversed the curse.Sanhedrin 37b-38aR. Johanan said: Exile atones for everything, for it is written, Thus saith the Lord, write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days, for no man of his seed shall prosper sitting upon the throne of David and ruling any more in Judah. Whereas after he [the king] was exiled, it is written, And the sons of Jechoniah, -- the same is Assir -- Shealtiel his son etc.(1) [He was called] Assir, because his mother conceived him in prison. Shealtiel, because God did not plant him in the way that others are planted. We know by tradition that a woman cannot conceive in a standing position. [yet she] did conceive standing. Another interpretation: Shealtiel, because God obtained [of the Heavenly court] absolution from His oath.(2)(1) I Ch. III, 17. Notwithstanding the curse that he should be childless and not prosper, after being exiled he was forgiven.(2) Which He had made, to punish Jechoniah with childlessness.--Soncino Talmud edition, with selected footnotes- See full article on the Jews for Jesus website at: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/answers/prophecy/jeconiah"
44 Sarah R = "Mine: Joseph was a descendant of Solomon (Matthew 1:6). There are mentions of adoption mentioned in the Old Testament scriptures that suggest that those adopted have the rights of heirs. If Joseph had adopted Jesus, he would have the rights through Joseph's lineage of David.Article:Adoption in the Old TestamentThere are three relatively clear references to human adoption in the Hebrew Scriptures:In Exodus 2:10, Moses was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter, receiving all the rights, privileges and duties of a biological son, being educated as a prince.In 1 Kings 11:20, Genubath was brought up by the queen, and was said to be among the sons of Pharaoh.In Esther 2:7,15, Esther was adopted by her uncle Mordecai after her parents had died.There are some additional texts that seem to hint at adoption:In Genesis 16:2, Sarai gives her husband her female slave, so that “it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” This seems to indicate the possibility of Sarai adopting these children and regarding them as her own.In Judges 11:1-2, Jephthah is described as being the son of Gilead and a harlot, who was driven out of his hometown by his half brothers so as to deny his inheritance. To gain an inheritance, his father would have needed to adopt him.Though explicit Old Testament references to adoption are relatively few, it is likely that adoptions were common in Israel. One possible reason for the practice would have been to provide an heir to the adoptive parents’ estate. This person would inherit the wealth of the family, and also continue the name of the deceased (Gen. 15:3).- full article at: http://www.westernseminary.edu/transformedblog/2014/01/10/adoption-in-ancient-israel/"
45 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Jeremiah 31:15 Christians say that this passage predicts the slaughter of children by Herod during the time of Jesus because it says “So says the Lord: A voice is heard on high, lamentation, bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, she refuses to be comforted for her children for they are no more.” This passage actually does not speak of the massacre of children by Herod but speaks of the massacre and destruction of Jerusalem described just a few chapters later in the book of Jeremiah. In Jeremiah Chapter 39 we read that Nebuchadrezzar, King of Babylon came with his army and besieged Jerusalem. Nebuchadrezzar captured Zedekiah the King of Judah and murdered his sons before his very eyes. His army captured and killed all the priests of Judah and bound Zedekiah in chains and blinded him. They burned Zedekiah’s palace and the houses of the people to the ground and smashed the walls of Jerusalem. The bitter weeping of Rachel is not for the supposed massacre of Children committed by Herod [of which history has no actual record], but for the destruction and exile of the Jewish nation from Jerusalem. The very next sentence in Jeremiah 31:16 proves this can’t be speaking of a massacre by Herod because it says “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, they will return from the land of their enemy”. In other words, the very next sentence in Jeremiah tells you that the exiled children will return. How can children who were massacred by Herod return from the land of their enemy? This prophecy clearly speaks of the destruction of Jerusalem and not another event. "
46 Sarah R = "Matthew 2:16-1816 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,    weeping and great mourning,Rachel weeping for her children    and refusing to be comforted,    because they are no more.”"
47 Sarah R = "Compare Jeremiah: 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,    “when I will make a new covenantwith the people of Israel    and with the people of Judah.32 It will not be like the covenant    I made with their ancestorswhen I took them by the hand    to lead them out of Egypt,because they broke my covenant,    though I was a husband to them,”declares the Lord.33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel    after that time,” declares the Lord.“I will put my law in their minds    and write it on their hearts.I will be their God,    and they will be my people.34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’because they will all know me,    from the least of them to the greatest,”declares the Lord.“For I will forgive their wickedness    and will remember their sins no more.”to Hebrews 9:15 "For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.""
48 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Hosea 11:1 it says “When Israel was a child I loved him, and since Egypt I have been calling out to my son”. All throughout the Jewish scriptures the nation of Israel [plural] is called the son [singular] of God. The notion of God having a physical son was never meant to be taken literally, it was always meant metaphorically. Where did the prophet Hosea get this idea from? If we read Exodus 4:22 it says “You shall say to Pharaoh, so said the Lord, my firstborn son is Israel”. The Five Books of Moses themselves record that the firstborn son [metaphorically speaking] of God is the nation of Israel. Deuteronomy 14:1 says “You are all children to the Lord your God”.  Every year since the very first Exodus from Egypt, Jews around the world commemorate this event with the Passover holiday. We mark the day when we as Israel, the “firstborn son” of God were called out of Egypt with miracles and wonders never before seen in history. Not only does this verse not refer to Jesus, but refers to all members of the Jewish nation who were freed from the house of bondage in Egypt. To attribute Hosea’s prophecy to Jesus ignores the very name “Israel” in the beginning of the prophecy. As we can clearly see from the previous prophecies, we have a constantly recurring theme which has been making itself apparent and that is that each passage, without exception, has either been pulled out of its original context and shortened, or grossly mistranslated in order to force an application to Jesus as the Messiah. "
49 Sarah R = "I love the passage in Luke 24 where Jesus meets a few of His followers on the road and, as Scripture says in verse 27, "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." How I would have liked to be a fly on the wall for that conversation! We have the Scriptures of Moses and the Prophets, and the clues to Jesus' coming and sacrifice are all there. Matthew (2:14) quotes the words of Hosea as a prophecy fulfilled by Jesus when his family had to flee to Egypt to escape death. Matthew was a Jewish tax collector before called by Jesus, probably educated, and he knew his Scripture, as we see by his gospel. He felt this was accurate to relate to Christ.The original writers were inspired by God to write these words, even if at the time they did not know what they meant or who they were describing. God knew, because God is outside time and sees past, present and future altogether. And God's Word is true."
50 Deena E = "Tables Over-TurnedThe Prophet Malachi closes the Old Testament with final warnings. Most recognized is the passage about tithes and offerings in Malachi 3:10-12, the entire book's theme circulates God's people indifferently offering sacrifices and serving Him religiously, but halfheartedly. An illustration of God charging His people to return to Him in their hearts is displayed throughout the entire book. I think that the indifference of God's people in Mark 11:15-16--allowing the money changers to carry on in profiting from exploiting the poor--probably upset Jesus more than the act itself. It is extremely upsetting to see a large group of people, who know what is right, stand by nonchalantly and allow something wrong to continue on without taking a stand."
51 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Malachi 4:5-6 “See; I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” Christians say that since John the Baptist came to precede and announce Jesus that he was in the Spirit of Elijah and fulfilled this prophecy. Let us examine this entire chapter and we will see that this has not yet been fulfilled by anyone. Chapter 4:1 says “For behold the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked people and all the evildoers will be like straw; and that coming day will burn them up says God master of legions”. If we continue to verse 5, it says Elijah will come on “that day”, i.e. the day that the wicked people will be burned up like straw. All one needs to do is look out the window to realize that evil has not diminished but has in fact increased greatly since that day. Since evildoers are still alive and performing evil, it is clear that the day that is spoken about has not yet happened. God makes a point in Malachi 4:4 to remind us that we should “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees which I commanded to him for all Israel”. Christianity claims that the Mosaic Laws were replaced, but yet God specifically points out in Malachi not to forget the Mosaic Law. How could the law be nullified [or fulfilled as Christians claim] when God specifically commanded they be performed? The prophecy clearly says that Elijah the prophet himself will be sent and not someone in the spirit of Elijah as Christians claim. The Book of John 1:21 in the New Testament says that when John the Baptist was asked if he was Elijah he replied “I am not”, then they said “are you The Prophet?” and again he answered “No”. John himself admitted that he was not Elijah and therefore cannot be the one sent before the great and awesome day that Malachi speaks about. Since Christians claim that this event will take place in the “Second Coming” they separate Malachi 4:5 which says Elijah will come on that day. Either Elijah came as John the Baptist, or he is coming during the “Second coming”. Either way, this prophecy was not fulfilled and Elijah has not come, therefore this passage cannot be referring to the time of Jesus."
52 Sarah R = "Did Malachi mean that the actual Elijah, who died, would come back from the dead before the day of the Lord? Maybe. Some theologians believe Elijah will be one of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelations 11:1-14 who will come before the Second Coming of Jesus. Therefore this verse could be referring to Jesus' second coming.The gospel of Luke, written by Luke, a well-educated doctor and also a Jewish man, says this of John the Baptist in 1:16-17, "16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." This seems to allude to the prophecy made in Malachi. "
53 Sarah R = ""In Science Speaks, Dr. Stoner looks at the probability that one man, Jesus Christ, could have fulfilled even 8 of the 300 prophecies that pertain to Him in the Bible... To answer the question what is the probability of one man fulfilling all eight prophecies, the principal of probability is applied. Therefore, multiplying all eight probabilities together (1 times 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104) gives us 2.8 x 1028, or for simplicity sake 1 x 1028 or 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000."See full article at: http://www.goodnewsdispatch.org/math.html "