Messianic Prophecies

In Exodus, a perfect lamb had to be set aside, killed, and its blood put on the doorposts of the Israelites’ homes so that they would be spared.

Though it is not a direct prediction, Numbers 21:6-9 gives us a glimpse, a picture-in-advance, of what the Messiah would be like.

Isaiah 42 says that God’s servant will be “a light for the nations.” This helps us to understand what kind of justice God will bring to the Gentiles.

A “spirit of grace” will come on the people as they look on (apparently) God himself, “whom they have pierced,” and they will mourn for him.

Isaiah 40:3-5 envisions God returning to the land of Israel from afar, with the travel preparations suitable for a king.

Jesus was rejected by the people and valued as lowly and worthless; just as thirty pieces of silver was the price of a slave.

The birthplace of the Messiah seemed to be a lively topic of discussion among the Jewish people who we encounter in the New Testament.

In Jesus’ ministry as Messiah, we see him do miracles of healing the blind, the lame, the deaf, cleansing a leper, and raising a dead person to life.

Like Isaac in the Akedah, Jesus offered himself as a willing sacrifice. Genesis 22 has many other clues about the future Messiah, son of Abraham.

Psalm 69 is the most-quoted psalm in the New Testament applied to Jesus as Messiah. It is a Psalm about David (or son of David) who is persecuted.

This prophecy comes in the context of a warning by Moses against false prophets. The true prophet would be a mediator between God and the people.

Jesus was the rejected cornerstone. That word may refer either to the foundation stone or to the keystone holding together an arch.

The prophet Isaiah mentions a “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Are these titles of God or of someone else?

The prophets looked for a day when this promise would be fulfilled in an ultimate descendant of David—the Messiah—who would rule over Israel.

This isn’t a prediction, but a picture that would ultimately be fulfilled in Messiah Jesus. The key word here is “redeem,” reminiscent of Exodus.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,” writes Isaiah. Who is the “me” is in this passage. Is it the prophet? Or the “Servant of the Lord”?

This prophecy depicts one of Israel’s four matriarchs grieving for her descendants, murdered by a foreign king. Discover how it connects to messiah’s ...

In Malachi 4, God sends the prophet Elijah before the “great and awesome day of the Lord comes.” His mission is to bring about reconciliation.

It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism tea...

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed....

An exploration of the two different descriptions of the Messiah brought up in the book of Zechariah, the Jewish understanding of Messiah ben Joseph an...

The Jewish prophets gave some very specific information about the Messiah not often discussed in synagogue.

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