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In Abrahamic religions, messianic prophecies describe the coming, acts, authority, personality, nature, etc., of the messiah, along with a number of future events or conditions, which are seen as signs of the coming messiah. Map showing the prevalence of Abrahamic (purple) and Dharmic (yellow) religions in each country. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ...


The source of messianic prophecies is the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Tanakh or the Old Testament. Views vary among religions, among scholars and even among followers of a particular religion on most issues related to prophecies about the messiah. 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ... Tanakh ‎ (also Tanach, IPA: or , or Tenak, is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ...


Christians generally believe that the prophecies of messiah are fulfilled in Jesus whereas Jews reject this notion and claim the prophesied messiah has yet to come. This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ...

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Judaism

Main article: Jewish Messiah

Judaism believes the Messiah is a man who will be a descendant of King David and will usher in an era of peace and prosperity for Israel and all the nations of the world. Jewish views and interpretations on this issue vary both between denominations and among scholars within a particular denomination. "Jewish sources have not, as a general rule, focused attention on the specific personal qualities of the Messiah." [1] In Judaism and Jewish eschatology, the Messiah (Hebrew: משיח; Mashiah, Mashiach, or Moshiach, anointed [one]) has traditionally referred to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line who will be anointed (the meaning of the Hebrew word משיח) with holy anointing oil and inducted to rule the Jewish people during the Messianic... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... This page is about the Biblical king David. ...

Supernatural Messiah rejected
Some scholars within Judaism reject the idea that the Messiah(s) will have any supernatural nature, e.g., Son of God, half-man/half-god, an angel, etc. "The Talmud nowhere indicates a belief in a superhuman Deliverer as the Messiah." [2]
Meshiach ben Yosef and Meshiach ben David
One talmudic interpretation for the two possible strands of prophecy is that there are two Messiahs, Meshiach ben Yosef (in Egypt) and Meshiach ben David, Messiah son of (King) David. In this sense ben is interpreted as "descendant". One Messiah will prepare the world for Meshiach ben David. [3]
Returning Messiah rejected
Again, which texts are prophecy, which are messianic and the precise interpretation remain open questions. Some texts considered by some to be messianic prophecies (e.g., Isaiah 52:13-53:12 by Christians) seem to indicate a Messiah who will suffer; other texts seem to indicate a Messiah who will rule. Christians explain this as one Messiah (Jesus) who came and will return — Judaism does not believe Jesus is the Messiah and rejects this "returning Messiah" interpretation. [4]

Son of God is a biblical phrase from the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), and the New Testament. ... The term demigod, meaning half-god, is a modern distinction, often misapplied in Greek mythology. ... The Annunciation - the Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will bear Jesus (El Greco, 1575) An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. ... The first page of the Vilna Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (Hebrew: תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... Messiah ben Joseph (Hebrew: משיח בן יוסף) is a Messianic figure peculiar to the rabbinical apocalyptic literature. ...

Christianity

Conservative Christian writers teach that all of the writings concerning the Messiah are fulfilled in Jesus and that the prophecies provide a solid confirmation of his credentials [5] and that Jesus will fulfill the rest of messianic prophecy at his Second Coming. Many Christians[citation needed] believe that the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) contains certain messianic prophecies of Jesus, or references that predict the coming of Jesus, being written well before his birth. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... The Second Coming or Last Coming refers to the Christian and Islamic belief in the coming or return of Jesus Christ to fulfill Messianic prophecy, such as the resurrection of the dead, last judgment and full establishment of the Kingdom of God (also called the Reign of God), including the...


Proponents of Full Preterism believe all prophecy has been fulfilled already whereas proponents of Partial Preterism believe that all prophecy has been fulfilled except for the Resurrection of the dead, Last Judgement, establishment of the Kingdom of God and final return of Jesus.[6] Preterism is a variant of Christian eschatology which holds that some or all of the biblical prophecies concerning the Last Days (or End Times) refer to events which actually happened in the first century after Christs birth. ... Partial preterism is a form of Christian eschatology that holds much in common with but is distinct from Full preterism (or consistent or hyper preterism) in that it places the events of most of the Book of Revelation as occurring during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD (and/or... // Main article: Jewish eschatology Orthodox Judaism holds that belief in the Resurrection of the Dead is one of the cardinal principles of the Jewish faith. ... Image:Michelangelo - Fresco of the Last Judgment. ... The Kingdom of God or Reign of God (Greek basileia tou theou,[1]) is a foundational concept in Christianity, as it is the central theme of Jesus of Nazareths message in the synoptic Gospels. ...


Islam

Main article: Islamic eschatology

Islam believes that Allah will bring about a savior before the end of time to establish control of Islam over all religions and establish the Kingdom of God on this earth. In Islamic traditions, that savior is known by the name of "al-Mahdi". Based on Mohammed's teachings, the Mahdi will be an Arab, from the tribe of Banû Hãshim, descended from Mohammad through his daughter Fatima and a descendant of Husayn, son of Fatima and ‘Ali. He will appear in Mecca and Imam al-Mahdi will be helped by Prophet Jesus, who will descend to the earth soon after the appearance of the Mahdi and will join the Mahdi in establishing the Kingdom of God on earth. [7] Islamic eschatology is concerned with the Qiyamah (end of the world; Last Judgement) and the final judgement of humanity. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... For other uses, see Allah (disambiguation). ... Muhammad ibn Mansur al-Mahdi (ruled 775–785), was the third Abbasid Caliph. ... For other people named Muhammad, see Muhammad (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ...


Non-Abrahamic Prophecies

Main article: Eschatology

Other religions not connected to the Abrahamic religions fortell of a coming Messiah. [citation needed] Look up eschatology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Examples of Prophecy

As examples, passages are listed below which many Christians consider to be messianic prophecies that refer to Jesus, who they believe is the Messiah. (McDowell, 1999, Chapter 8; Brown, 2003; Ankerberg, 1997, Chapter 11) See Arguments against particular interpretations for the types of objections raised to these, in particular The Messiah has not come yet and Not about the Messiah. Moshiach Online has an excellent set of articles on Jewish interpretations regarding the Messiah. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Many Christians[citation needed] believe that the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) contains certain messianic prophecies of Jesus, or references that predict the coming of Jesus, being written well before his birth. ... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... In Abrahamic religions, messianic prophecies describe the coming, acts, authority, personality, nature, etc. ... In Abrahamic religions, messianic prophecies describe the coming, acts, authority, personality, nature, etc. ... In Abrahamic religions, messianic prophecies describe the coming, acts, authority, personality, nature, etc. ...


Ancestors of Messiah

  • Isaiah 37:31 Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above.
  • Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
  • Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
  • Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it--one from the house of David--one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

When the Messiah will come

  • Daniel 9:25-26a (NKJV) (25) "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks * and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. (26a) "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.

* The Hebrew says a "seven", not a "week". A "seven" could be a period of seven days or seven weeks, months, or here, seven years.


Where the Messiah will come

  • Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.
  • Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan.

Nature of the Messiah

  • Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) (6) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. (New American Bible: upon his shoulder dominion rests) And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • Proverbs 30:4 (NKJV)
Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know?

Personality of the Messiah

  • Isaiah 11:2-5 (2) The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD—(3) and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; (4) but with righteousness he will judge the needy, 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. (5) Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
  • Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it--one from the house of David--one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

Activities of the Messiah

  • * Isaiah 11:4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, 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.

Authority of the Messiah

  • Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you (like Moses) from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

Miracles of Messiah

  • Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
  • Isaiah 35:5-6a (5) Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. (6a) Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.

How the Messiah will come (style)

  • Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
  • Isaiah 49:7 This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."

How the Messiah will come (logistics)

  • Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
  • Psalm 2:7 (NKJV) I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, "You are My Son; today I have begotten You."

Reaction to the Messiah's arrival

  • Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more."
  • Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  • Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
  • Zechariah 12:10 They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

Acceptance of the Messiah

  • Zechariah 2:10-11 (10) "Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you," declares the LORD. (11) "Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

(Note: This says that the Lord is speaking and that he says the Lord Almighty sent him.)


Rejection of the Messiah

  • Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  • Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
  • Psalms 69:8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons

Results of the Messiah's coming (short-term)

  • Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more."

Results of the Messiah's coming (long-term)

  • Isaiah 61:1-2 (1) The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, (2) to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
  • Isaiah 49:6 he (the Lord) says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."
  • Isaiah 42:1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations (Gentiles).

Fulfilled prophecies

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Many Christians[citation needed] believe that the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) contains certain messianic prophecies of Jesus, or references that predict the coming of Jesus, being written well before his birth. ...

Passages cited as fulfilled prophecies

Examples cited by Christians as fullfilled Messianic prophecies are Psalm 22 and Isaiah 52:13-53:12, referred to as the "suffering servant" passage. Christians view these two passages as prophecies describing the crucifixion of Jesus. [8] Crucifixion of St. ...


The Gospel of Matthew identifies numerous passages of the Hebrew Bible as Messianic prophecies and then asserts that they were fulfulled by Jesus. 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ...


Skeptics' response

Skeptics point out that neither Psalm 22 nor the suffering servant passage says that it is referring to the Messiah. According to the Bible commentator Rashi, the suffering servant described in Isaiah chapter 53 is actually the Jewish people; sometimes Isaiah mentions groups of people as if they were one person.


According to Brown (DVD, 2003) and Juster (2005), among others, the rabbinic response, e.g., Rashi and Maimonides, is that although the suffering servant passage clearly is prophetic and even if Psalm 22 is prophetic, the Messiah has not come yet, therefore, the passages could not possibly be talking about Jesus. For the astrological concept, see Jyotish#Rashi - the signs. ... Commonly used image indicating one artists conception of Maimonidess appearance Maimonides (March 30, 1135 or 1138–December 13, 1204) was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Spain and Egypt during the Middle Ages. ...


Brown points out that the rabbinic interpretation of the suffering servant passage is that the servant is Israel, not either Jesus or the future Messiah. Messianic scholar Russell Resnick (2004) presented the interesting view that the passage refers to both Jesus and Israel and that, therefore, neither interpretation is completely right and neither interpretation is completely wrong.


Debate about whether certain passages are prophecies

Opinion is not unanimous as to which passages are messianic prophecies and which are not. However, there is a particular subset of passages that engender another type of debate—whether certain passages described either by modern Christians or by New Testament authors as prophecies are in fact prophecies at all because, e.g., they describe events that had already occurred before the New Testament was written. For example, Matthew 2:14 states, "So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'Out of Egypt I called my son.'" This is referring to Hosea 11:1. However, that passage reads, "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son." Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Many Christians[citation needed] believe that the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) contains certain messianic prophecies of Jesus, or references that predict the coming of Jesus, being written well before his birth. ...


Skeptics' view

As noted by Juster (2005) and Resnick (2004), skeptics say that the Hosea passage clearly is talking about a historical event and therefore the passage clearly is not a prophecy.


Response

Different explanations are offered for why these types of passages should be considered prophecies, depending on the particular passage.


The Pesher interpretation method

Resnick (2004), Juster (2005) and Waldman (2005) have pointed out that around the time of Christ there was a Jewish method of biblical interpretation know as pesher in Hebrew. It was a widely-known and widely-accepted interpretive technique that the Jewish writers of the New Testament would have been familiar with. In modern Christian theological terminology, this approach involves "typology". When a New Testament author describes something as a prophecy that clearly is not a prophecy, he is saying essentially, "This event is an example of the type of thing that this Old Testament passage is referring to."


The Remez interpretation method

Also, per Resnick (2004), Juster (2005), Waldman (2005), Brown (DVD, 2003), Klayman (2004) and others, Jews and Christians tend to ask different questions about the Bible. One example cited is that a common question of Jewish biblical scholars is, "Why is this passage next to this passage?" Christian biblical scholars virtually never examine the text from that perspective.


Jewish interpretive techniques often look for a "hint" at a deeper meaning; per Resnick (2004), Juster (2005) and Waldman (2005), this "hint" is known as remez in Hebrew. Because the New Testament writers were fluent in biblical Hebrew, sometimes they are using a play on Hebrew words in the original Tanach that is not obvious to Greek scholars and translators or to English-speaking readers. Messianic rabbi and Christian seminary graduate Juster (2005) gives the example of Matthew saying at Matthew 2:23 "and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: 'He will be called a Nazarene.'" The words "Nazareth" and "Nazarene" do not occur in the Old Testament. Juster opines that Matthew is hinting at two Hebrew words: the root n-z-r, meaning "branch", and "Nazarite". Another possible explanation offered is that such a prophecy once existed in the biblical texts but was lost. This theory is supported by the fact that such a verse exists in a copy of Samuel found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Categories: Language stubs | Judaism-related stubs | Canaanite languages | Hebrew language ... 11th century Targum Tanakh [תנ״ך] (also spelt Tanach or Tenach) is an acronym for the three parts of the Hebrew Bible, based upon the initial Hebrew letters of each part: Torah [תורה] (The Law; also: Teaching or Instruction), Chumash [חומש] (The...


References

  1. ^ Spitzer
  2. ^ Cohen, 1949. Chap. XI, The Hereafter, § I. The Messiah, p. 347
  3. ^ Schochet
  4. ^ Kaplan, 2004, p. 5
  5. ^ Evidence that Demands a Verdict. (1979) Josh McDowell. pg 141.
  6. ^ Sproul, R. C., The Last Days according to Jesus, Baker Publishing Group, September 1998, ISBN 0-8010-1171-X: "Preterism: An eschatological viewpoint that places many or all eschatological events in the past, especially during the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70." pg. 228
  7. ^ Rizvi, 1997
  8. ^ McDowell, 1999, Chapter 8; Brown, 2003; Ankerberg, 1997, Chapter 11, pp. 222-223

Christian & Messianic

    Books

  • Ankerberg, John; Weldon, John [1997]. “Chap. 11. Biblical Prophecy-Part One”, Ready With an Answer for the Tough Questions About God (paperback) (in English), Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. ISBN 1-56507-618-4. 
  • Brown, Michael (2000). Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections. Baker Books. ISBN 0-8010-6063-X. 
  • Brown, Michael (2000). Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Theological Objections. Baker Books. ISBN 0-8010-6334-5. 
  • Brown, Michael (2003). Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Messianic Prophecy Objections. Baker Books. ISBN 0-8010-6423-6. [9]
  • McDowell, Josh [October 22, 1999]. New Evidence that Demands a Verdict—Fully Updated to Answer the Questions Challenging Christians Today, The (hardcover), 1st Ed. (in English), Nelson Reference. ISBN 0-7852-4363-1. 

    Magazines and journals John F. Ankerberg (born Dec 1945) is the host of a nationally syndicated evangelical Christian television talk show. ... Brinsley MacNamara (1890 - 1963) - born John Weldon - was a writer born near Delvin, Ireland. ... Josh McDowell is a Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer. ...

  • Storck, Thomas (November/December 1996). "The Old Testament Messianic Hope". The Catholic Faith Magazine 2 (5).

Jewish

  • Ariel, David [January 23, 1996]. What Do Jews Believe?: The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism (paperback) (in English), New York: Schocken Books. ISBN 0-8052-1059-8. 
  • Cohen, Abraham [1949] (1995). Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages (paperback), Neusner, Jacob, paperback (in English), New York: Schocken Books. ISBN 0-8052-1032-6. 
  • Kaplan, Aryeh [1976] (2004). The Real Messiah? A Jewish Response to Missionaries (electronic PDF), Wein, Berel; Stopler, Pinchas, on-line (in English), Canada: Toronto, ON: Jews for Judaism. ISBN 1-879016-11-7 (print vers.). Retrieved on 2006-02-21. 

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Muslim

  • Vaca, Daniel (2001). "The Development and Characteristics of Islam’s Messianic Figure: The Mahdi". Monitor: Journal of International Studies 8 (1).

Online

  • Schochet, Rabbi Jacob Immanuel (2001). Tutorial: Moshiach ben Yossef. Moshiach Online: Discover. Retrieved on 2006-03-09. (Jewish)
  • Spitzer, Jeffrey A.. Who is the Messiah?. MyJewishLearning.com: Ideas & Beliefs: Afterlife & Eschatology. Retrieved on 2006-03-09. (Jewish)

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External links

Skeptics

Jewish

  • Moshiach Online
  • Who is the Messiah? by Jeffrey A. Spitzer
  • Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls (Includes description of pesher interpretive approach. MS-Word format)

Christian


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