Predictions about Jesus. (Prophecies about Yeshua)

 

Prophecy

Date prophesied

Fulfillment

1

Born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14)

792-722 B.C

Matt. 1:18-25

2

To be the Son of God (Ps. 2:7)

1,000 B.C.

Matt. 3:17

3

Descendent of Abraham (Gen. 22:12)

1, 872 B.C.

Matt. 1:1

4

Descendent of Isaac (Gen. 21:12)

1,892 B.C.

Matt. 1:2, Luke 3:34

5

Descendent of Jacob (Num. 24:17)

1,452 B.C.

Matt. 1:2, Luke 3:34

6

From Tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10)

1,689 B.C.

Matt. 1:2, Luke 3:33

7

From Family of Jesse (Isa. 11:1)

740 B.C.

Matt. 1:6, Luke 3:32

8

From House of David (Jer. 23:5)

589 B.C.

Matt. 1:1, Luke 3:31

9

Born in Bethlehem (Mic. 5:2)

722 B.C.

Matt. 2:1

10

Herod kills children (Jer. 31:15)

627-585 B.C.

Matt. 2:16-18

11

To be called Immanuel (Isa. 7:14)

792-722 B.C.

Matt. 1:23

12

Spirit of the Lord upon Him (Isa 61:1)

792-722 B.C.

Luke 4:16-21

13

Preceded by a messenger (Mal. 3:1)

450-400 B.C.

Matt. 11:10

14

Called out of Egypt (Hosea 11:1)

710 B.C.

Matt. 2:15

15

Would do miracles (Isa. 35.5-6)

792-722 B.C.

Matt. 11:2-5

16

Rides in Jerusalem on donkey (Zech. 9:9)

520 B.C.

Matt. 21:5-9

17

Betrayed by a friend (Ps. 41:9)

1,000 B.C.

Matt. 10:4

18

Money thrown in God's house (Zech. 11:13)

520 B.C.

Matt. 27:5

19

Price given for Potter's field (Zech. 11:13)

520 B.C.

Matt. 27:7

20

Forsaken by disciples (Zech. 13:7)

520 B.C.

Matt. 26:31

21

Wounded, bruised, scourged (Isa. 53:5)

792-722 B.C.

Matt. 27:26, Luke 22:63

22

Hands and feet pierced (Ps. 22:16)

1,000 B.C.

John 20:25

23

Garments divided (Ps. 22:18)

1,000 B.C.

John 19:23-24

24

Lots cast for clothing (Ps. 22:18)

1,000 B.C.

John 19:24

25

Given vinegar to drink (Ps. 69:21)

1,000 B.C.

Matt. 27:34

26

"Why hast Thou forsaken me?" (Ps. 22:1)

1,000 B.C.

Matt. 27:46

27

"Into Thy hand I commit my spirit" (Ps. 31:5)

1,000 B.C.

Luke 23:46

28

Messiah's side pierced (Zech. 12:10)

520 B.C.

John 19:34, 37

29

Messiah's bones not broken (Ps. 34:20)

1,000 B.C.

John 19:32-36

30

Buried in rich man's tomb (Isa. 53:9)

740 B.C.

Matt. 27:57-60

31

Three days and three nights (Jonah 1:17)

760 B.C.

Matt. 12:40

32

Resurrected from dead (Ps. 16:10, 30:3)

1,000 B.C.

Acts 2:31, 13:33-35

33

Ascends into heaven (Ps. 68:18)

1,000 B.C.

Acts 1:9, Eph. 4:7-10

34

Messiah is light to the Gentiles (Isa. 49:6, 42:6)

740 B.C.

Luke 2:32, Acts 13:47, 26:23

 

Evidence that Jesus is a real person that existed in history.

There are eyewitness accounts of the person of Jesus contained in the letters (epistles) of John, Peter, James and Jude. These attest to the reality of the personage of Jesus and His life. 

How one theory attempts to discredit the deity of Jesus.

At that time, the Jews were hoping for a political savior which they called the Messiah. Because Jesus performed many miracles, they had hoped that he would use miracles to  liberate them from Roman oppression. However when Jesus did not perform as a political Messiah but was instead executed, his disciples were very disappointed. 

The theory states that the disciples hatched a plan of deception to edify Jesus as deity. According to this theory, the disciples took the Greek version of the Hebrew Torah called the Septuagint and extracted portions of it and wrote a synopsis of the life of Jesus indicating events of his life purportedly satisfying the prophesies contained in the Old Testament. The apparent fulfillment of many prophecies is to support the hoax that Jesus was the divine Messiah. 

To prove their argument, the theorists claimed that the disciples made up a story of the virgin birth of Jesus. In the Torah, the Messiah was born of a young woman. The young woman is translated as virgin in the Septuagint. The theorists claim that Joseph impregnated Mary to begat Jesus because it very exceptional and unlikely for any self-respecting Hebrew to take an obviously pregnant young woman as his wife when he knew he did not impregnate her.

Evidence that Jesus is deity.

The letters of Jesus' earthly brothers James and Jude testify of the deity of Jesus. It is inconceivable for anyone to worship his brother unless he is fully convinced his brother is God. Moreover it is inconceivable for hoaxers to sacrifice their lives in order to perpetrate their hoax.

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