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Historically, the Kingdom of David (and Solomon) was a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean Sea just as Psalms 72.8 prophesy. (The Psalms are considered prophetic according to some - see for example Acts 2 where there is a quote from Psalms 18.)


those verses do not mention the Messiah they are just understood to be a reference to the Messiah. The Messiah in Judaism simply means a person anointed to fulfill a purpose outlined in the Jewish Bible. For instance Cyrus the Persian was called Moshiach in Isaiah 45.1. In the context of the star prophesy, a warrior-king shall arise from within Israel and be ...


This passage should be read within the context of both Psalms 72:8 and Numbers 24:19 because both verses use the word "dominion" (V'yared) and only Moshiach (Messiah) will have "dominion" from "the River to the ends of the earth" as David says in Psalms 72:8, May his empire stretch from sea to sea, from the [Euphrates] River to the ends of the earth. ...

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