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Prophecy in the OT regarding the coming messiah.

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Pre-Christian, Jewish interpretation of Psalm 22

How was Psalm 22 understood by Jewish tradition before the birth of Jesus? Was it interpreted messianically? What pre-Christian sources discuss Psalm 22?
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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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In Mark 14:44 why did Judas betray Jesus with a kiss?

Why did Judas betray Jesus with a kiss? The simplest explanation is of course the one we find in Matthew and Mark. This was the prearranged sign by which Judas identified Jesus to the arresting ...
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In Revelation 19:16, of which kings is Jesus king?

KJV Rev_19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. We know that Jesus is the Christ/son of David and thus king of the Jews, or at least ...
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How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?

The ancient Hebrew and Greek versions of Psalms 40:6 are quite different. The Hebrew version says 'my ears you have opened' whilst the Greek LXX has 'a body you restored to me'. Furthermore in Hebrews ...
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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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Does Proverbs 8:22 say that God's wisdom was the first person/thing that God created?

Several translations have "possessed me" while others have "made me". Is "possessed me" the proper translation and if so, what does it mean? Or is "made me" the correct translation and if so, was ...
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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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Was John the Baptist confused or mistaken about the nature of Jesus' ministry?

John preached a message of imminent judgment: Luke 3:7-9 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear ...
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What is "the stump of Jesse"?

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isiah 11:1 (NIV) Question 1: What does this "stump" refer to? Question 2: I think it is referring to ...
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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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Where is what Luke 24:46, 1Cor 15:4 states written in Heb Bible that Christ would rise from the dead on the Third Day?

[Luke 24:44-46 ESV] 44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms ...
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Can the word translated as "messiah" be considered a title when referring to Jesus?

The word translated as "messiah" in the Bible can apparently have a few meanings in both Hebrew and Greek. It is usually used to simply say "anointed" or "anointed one". ...
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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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Did Paul quote Habakkuk 1:5 out of context in Acts 13:41?

Acts 13:40 - 41 (NKJV) "Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you: "Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, A work which you ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does John use different expressions to explain the Messiah is the Christ?

The word Messiah is found only twice in the New Testament, both in the fourth Gospel. Historically, the first occurs with the woman at the well. The second is a parenthetic note added by John at the ...
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Significance of the "Son of Man" appellation in Ezekiel

Ezekiel is the only prophet regularly referred to by God as "son of man" (ben adam). This is particularly interested to Christians since Jesus took the title "Son of Man" upon himself (ὁ υἱός τοῦ ...
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How historical-critical biblical scholars calculate the 490 year prophecy in Daniel 9?

Introduction The accepted date of authorship by critical scholars for the visions in Daniel (7-12) is the second century BC (Maccabean revolt 167-3 BC). The reasoning goes that the predictions in ...
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Origin of Messianic Term "Son of David"

I know that Matthew uses the phrase the "Son of David" as a designation for the Messiah frequently in his gospel. I am wondering where the phrase originated. The Hebrew Bible contains references to ...
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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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Does Matthew 10:23 impact the credibility of Jesus' second coming?

Matthew 10:23 (KJV) "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. In ...
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Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?

In Jacob' blessing to Judah (Genesis 49:9-12) both ancient Rabbinic and ancient Christian commentators have assigned the Messiah to be 'him' (in Hebrew 'Shiloh'). However, starting at 'Binding his ...
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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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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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How can a child in Isaiah 9:6 born in the north be the same child in Micah 5:2 in the south?

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting ...
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Why doesn’t Jesus’ genealogy in Luke 3:31 go through Solomon to David?

According to the following passage “And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David. And these are the names of ...
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In Jeremiah 23:6 what does "the LORD Our Righteousness" mean?

I noticed that the English translations of Jeremiah 23:6 vary greatly (http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/23-6.htm). What is the proper rendering of the verse? Is it about YHVH being righteous? Or making ...
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In Zech chapter 3 how could Joshua the high priest with regard to the symbolism of his filthy garments be a depiction of a sinless Messiah?

In Christianity it's widely believed that Joshua the high priest signified Messiah, especially due to the peculiarity in the phrase ''behold the man whose name is the branch'' alongside ''he shall ...
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Who is the "David" in Ezekiel 37:25?

Who is the David in Ezekiel 37:25 They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell ...
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Why did no New Testament books mention AD70? [closed]

My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of the ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:28 what does it mean that Jesus is "subjected"?

In this quote from Paul's writings about the post resurrection Jesus; how can Jesus be "subjected" to God if he is God? What does the Greek word for "subjected" mean? MLVBL 1 Cor. 15:27-28 "But ...
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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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In Isaiah 45:23 is God saying that all shall bow to God or to Cyrus?

NIV Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. In the BibleHub ...
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Who is the wounded farmer in Zechariah 13:6?

Zechariah 13:6 speaks of a man wounded in the house of friends. Taken by itself, I would immediately interpret this as a Messianic reference. However, the context is the cessation of prophecy (verse ...
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Who is the "star" that comes out of Jacob, and why will he crush the foreheads of Moab, and the skulls of all the sons of Sheth?

In Numbers 24:17, with reference to Balaam's fourth Oracle, it is written, (NIV) "I see him but not now, I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob, a sceptre will rise out ...
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When Jesus asked for a miracle to be kept secret, was he fulfilling any specific scriptures?

There's is an example of Jesus speaking in parables and his disciples ask him why he is speaking in parables, and Jesus says it is to fulfill a particular scripture (Matthew 13:10-17, Isaiah 6:9-10). ...
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In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel?

On the one hand he seems to be speaking of Israel but in the next breath it seems that the servant is the messiah who gathers in the remnant of Israel: NIV Isaiah 49: 1Listen to me, you islands; ...
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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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Who is the priest/kohen of 1 Sam 2:35?

Possible answers to this question such as David or Tsadok do not satisfy me because the former was not a priest and the latter didn't remain for ever. NASB, 1 Samuel 2:35 - But I will raise up for ...
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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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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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To whom does Micah 5:2 refer and how should we understand the phrase,“whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”?

Micah 5:2 (KJV): 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings ...
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In Luke 2:35 what is meant by "so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed"?

ESV Luke 2: 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30for my eyes have seen your salvation ...
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What's the significance of the 3-hour darkness at Calvary?

I am still wondering at the best way the Gospel could be read when it comes to the events that took place at Calvary. I understand that Jesus was alarmed and demanded to know why God had abandoned him ...
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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? [...