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Prophecy in the OT regarding the coming messiah.

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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Was Jesus referring to Dan. 9:24 in Matt. 18:21, 22?

In Matt. 18:21,22 we read: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven ...
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Is peace guaranteed only in the holy mountain?

The first part of Isaiah 11 is usually understood as a guarantee that, in the days to come, there will be global peace, and even the wild beasts will not harm each other: the wolf shall dwell with ...
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Jeremiah Prophecy

I am confused about the verses in Matthew 27 :8-10 : 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was ...
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Who is the speaker in Psalm 45:6 and who is its subject? God or a human king? [duplicate]

JPS Tanakh 1917 Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever; A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Who is the speaker in Psalm 45:6 and who is its subject? God or a human king? Does this ...
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Is Job 33 Messianic?

I’ve been looking at the distinction between God (el), God (eloha), and the Almighty in the book of Job and noticed something. Oftentimes these seem to be named alongside one another rather than as ...
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Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."
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How does one reconcile Jesus, as the anointed successor (a priest), with his post cross High Priestly role when reading Leviticus 16:32&33

32The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as the high priest shall make atonement. He will put on the sacred linen garments 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, the ...
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Is there some prophetic significance to the location of Benjamin’s birth, his names, and the manner of his birth (Genesis 35:16-19)?

This question is about the four verses concerning the birth of Benjamin and death of Rachel: 16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,...
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Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity? [closed]

Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity, in John 12:41 it says: These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. This is quoting from Isaiah 6:1-5: In the year that king ...
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Is Jesus the Messiah? [closed]

Does Isaiah 7:14 confirm that Jesus is the Messiah, or is there tension with other parts as below. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, ...
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Seeking explanations for renounced covenant and God’s wrath “against (His) anointed” in Psalm 89:38-45

Psalms 89:38-45 38 But now you have cast off and rejected; you are full of wrath against your anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust. ...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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Who is the battle axe in Jeremiah 51:20?

NKJV Jer 51: 19 The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The Lord of hosts is His name. 20 “You are My battle-ax and ...
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Why would the resurrected Messiah eat ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43], if YHVH was to restore Vegetarianism [Isaiah 65:25]?

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:...
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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

If Zephaniah 3:9 is about Converts calling God's Name in pure speech (with Honesty) & serving God in His Name - What is [the] שֵׁם Shem of God declared by His prophet צְפַנְיָה֙ Tsefaniah? [...
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Are verses 1-19 of Psalm 22 speaking of Christ, or is the entire psalm Messianic?

In the Book of Psalms, Psalm 22, a psalm of David, appears to be describing Christ and His Sacrifice for humanity throughout: Psalm 22:1-19: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from ...
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Was Christ's statement in John 8:24 a claim of deity, and why would the Jews follow-up with "Who are you?" (8:25)?

John 8:23-25: "And He was saying to them, 'You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless ...
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Dual fulfillments [closed]

Can anyone provide examples of prophecy that has dual fulfillment? That which has happened will happen again. However, there is a distinction between a story that has happened paralleling to a ...
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Why did Jesus in John 7:2-43 ignore fulfillment of Leviticus 23:36-39 for the 8th day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Sukkot causing Unrest instead of Rest?

When studying "Festival of The-Tabernacles" in [John 7:2-43], we read about Jesus' rather non-Messianic actions on the 8th [last] day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת. Chag Ha-Sukkot : "**On the last ...
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Do we know where the Matthew 2:6 prophecy is from?

Do we have a document recording that this was prophesied? Is it in the Old Testament somewhere? Matthew 2, KJV 4 And when he [Herod] had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people ...
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When did the 7 + 62 (69) weeks (483 years, in fact) start and then end, which then heralded "Messiah the Prince", as portrayed in Dan 9:25 [NASB]?

This much written about and endlessly debated time period, in my opinion, has to be understood before we can even think about ascertaining when the "70th week" of Daniel's famed prophecy ...
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When Jesus says "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy-laden," is he identifying himself as the Messiah by comparing himself with David?

In Matthew 11:28‭-‬30, Jesus says, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." This language reflects 1 Samuel 22:2, where David gathered men who were in ...
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Did John expect his readers to catch the mistakes Jews made relating to Jesus and his teachings?

The Jews said the Christ is to come from Bethlehem in John 7:42, not knowing that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 ...
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Should Luke 2:11 be understood prophetically

Luke 2:11 says, Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. The verse declares Jesus to be the Savior, but at that point, he hadn't yet saved us, ...
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Why did the Samaritan woman use the term, Messiah, in John 4:25?

In Greek New Testament Μεσσίας only occurs twice; both in John. Andrew used it speaking to Peter (1:41) and here. The Samaritans only had the Torah and did not accept the prophets and writings in ...
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The Promised Messiah [closed]

Haggai 2:9 said that the glory of the latter temple would be greater than the former which was filled with The Holy Spirit. Also, Jacob’s last prophesy as his life ended, said Genesis 49:10 the ...
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Revelation 6:15-16 & 19:19

Is John the Revelator writing about the same event or are they two separate events? Revelation 06: The Kings of the earth hide themselves in the mountains from Messiah. Revelation 19: The King of the ...
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Are there any academic scholars ,who interpreted Isaiah 11, non messianically? [closed]

Are there any academic scholars ,who interpreted the Stump of Jesse ,and all the predictions in the Isaiah 11, as NOT a reference to the far future Messiah and his messianic age,as believed by Jews ...
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How would a Samaritan woman know the Messiah might soon arrive (Jn. 4:25)?

How would a Samaritan woman know the Messiah might soon come? John 4:25: "The woman said to Him, 'I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare ...
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How near - the last days in Isaiah 2:2?

Isaiah 2:2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Did the writer ...
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Where does Moses say the things which Paul attributes to him in Acts 26:22-23?

In Acts 26:22-23, Paul says that I stand here...saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, ...
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Zechariah’s vision: one or two donkeys?

Jesus Enters Jerusalem - Gustave Doré 1832-1883 Triumphal Entry of the Messiah in Jerusalem This is Zachariah’s famous vision/prophecy: Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem!...
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Who is “The Prophet” in John 6:14?

John 6:14 Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” (NASB) Who is “The Prophet” and is he different from ...
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What/who is being referenced with Jesus' use of 'episkope/s' in Luke 19:44, translated from Greek as 'visitation' in the NASB and most other bibles?

Luke 19:44 (NASB) "...and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your ...
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Romans 6:18 ~ Is Paul saying that once we die to Law and accept Jesus and be resurrected in his resurrection we will sin less / Some become sinless?

Is my understanding right? The reason I ask is as below. This is exactly what Tanakh says about the Messiah, that there will be truth, harmony, peace and everyone will know about the G-d and the ...
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Is Isaiah 50:6 literally fulfilled in Jesus?

Isaiah 50:6 I offered My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spittle. Was this literally fulfilled in Jesus?
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Is Jesus from the line of David?

I have been reading the New Testament in more depth for the last 3 years and am seeing a lot of discrepancies in the texts. I am feeling a bit deceived that all these years I have been told lies. ...
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Did the Jews expect the Messiah to be the Son of God? Matthew 26:63

Matthew 26:63b: And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Christ is the Greek form of the word ...
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Are Isaiah 55:11 and John 1:1,14 talking about the same "word"?

In the question Why would God fully become His Word if He could not return to Himself? the author assumes a firm link between the term 'word' in the following passages: Isaiah 55:10-11 (ESV): 10 “For ...
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In what sense was the man of sorrow from Isaiah 53:3 acquainted with infirmity?

It is my view that חלי in verse 3 is most accurately translated as disease, sickness or infirmity. However the word translated ‘acquainted’ appears to be misleading given its connotation. The word ידע ...
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could יִכָּרֵ֥ת in "Daniel 9:26" means "the messiah ascended into heaven alive "?

Daniel 9:26[NRSV] 26 After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its[a] ...
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How can 2 Samuel 7:14 be considered a Messianic promise?

2 Samuel 7:12-16 is part of what is regarded as God's covenant with King David as relayed by Nathan the prophet. Many theologians have seen in this promise a pointing forward not just to David's ...
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Why is Psalm 22:16 not quoted in the New Testament?

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. [Psalm 22:16 KJV] One of the biggest objections to this verse not being used to refer to ...
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How many distinct persons are present in Malachi 3:1-5? Who are they? Can we link them prophetically to persons from the New Testament?

Malachi 3:1-5 (NRSV): See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—...
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What is the meaning of "fulfill" in John 17:12 and Matthew 26:54?

I think my main concern is more of a philosophical tone, but I think I need some hermeneutical advice before. OK, these are the verses: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: ...
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In Acts 13:34, what are the "sure mercies of David" and how do they relate to the Messiah?

[Act 13:34 NASB] (34) "[As for the fact] that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY [and] SURE [blessings] OF DAVID.' ...
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Is Ezekiel 36:24-32 a prophetic promise for Christians in the new covenant? If so, what are the "decrees and laws" that Christians should follow? [closed]

Ezekiel 36:24-32 (NIV) reads: 24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Daniel 9:24-27 Literary Structure of 70 Week Prophecy

I have discovered many questions about the 70 week prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. I particularly enjoyed the question and answers in this one >> Two rulers or one ruler in Daniel's 70 week ...
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