We learn Jesus the Nazarene after being resurrected - eats ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43] : "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb" (24:42 οἱ δὲ ἐπέδωκαν αὐτῷ ἰχθύος ὀπτοῦ μέρος καὶ ἀπὸ μελισσίου κηρίου) - "And he took it, and did eat before them." (24:43 καὶ λαβὼν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ἔφαγεν)

However - YHVH speaking through the prophet Yeshayahu "Isaiah" says His Messianic Kingdom will be Vegetarian in [Isaiah 65:25]

"A wolf and a lamb shall graze together, [ and a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw ] and a serpent-dust shall be his food; they shall neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mount," says YHVH". (זְאֵ֨ב וְטָלֶ֜ה יִרְע֣וּ כְאֶחָ֗ד וְאַרְיֵה֙ כַּבָּקָ֣ר יֹֽאכַל־תֶּ֔בֶן וְנָחָ֖שׁ עָפָ֣ר לַחְמ֑וֹ לֹֽא־יָרֵ֧עוּ וְלֹֽא־יַשְׁחִ֛יתוּ בְּכָל־הַ֥ר קָדְשִׁ֖י אָמַ֥ר יְהֹוָֽה)

As a resurrected Messiah, Why would Jesus the Nazarene eat fish meat in contrast to Isaiah 65:25?

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    In the present context, in the world as it is now, fish was eaten. The prophecy relates to a future re-arrangement on a new earth under new heavens.
    – Nigel J
    Oct 8 '21 at 14:38
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    As Nigel said, Some prophecies will be fulfilled at the 2nd coming. However, just because the animals are eating straw and living peacefully does not mean the Sons of God will eat straw. Oct 8 '21 at 14:54
  • After the second coming, there will be no death, and hence no meat consumption; (un)fortunately, the final judgment did not come immediately after the resurrection. :-)
    – Lucian
    Oct 8 '21 at 17:57

I would suggest that the prophecy of Isaiah 65:25 is not about vegetarianism but about peace and the absence of contention, as it is in Isaiah 11:6-9


It's likely that Jesus ate fish in Luke 9:

16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.

It's consistent with Matthew 11:

19a The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’

Isaiah 65:25 alludes to Isaiah 11:

1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

4 with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

6The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling a together;
and a little child will lead them.
7The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

This depicts peace for the Jews and Gentiles. The day of Jesus' second coming and the new heaven and new earth.

As a resurrected Messiah, Why would Jesus the Nazarene eat fish meat in contrast to Isaiah 65:25?

Isaiah 65:25 describes a time of new heaven and new earth. Before that, people eat meat.

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