Apr 01, 2020


VIII. Jesus/Yeshua HaMashiah

What evidence do we find in the Tanach / the 'Old' or 'First' Testament that Jesus/Yeshua is the Messiah?

The following compilation of references is based on a combination of the direct predictions of the Messiah in 'The Messiah in the Old Testament' by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Zondervan 1995 and 'Messianic Christology' by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Ariel Ministries 1998. (Both authors list these references; those especially discussed in addition by Fruchtenbaum are marked by *.)

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Gen 3:15 This reference points to God's provision of the Messiah and is called the Proto-Evangelium or the 'First Gospel.' For 'seed' of the woman, see Isaiah 7 listed below. The generic translation 'offspring' or 'descendant' hides the implications of Hebr. 'zera', seed.
Gen 9:27 The pronoun 'he' may be Japheth or God. Kaiser states five reasons why 'God' is the proper referent of this pronoun. The concept of (the 'shekina' Glory of ) God 'dwelling' among man is a biblical theme from beginning to end.
Gen 12:1-3 The same promise was given to Isaak in Gen 26:4, 23-24; and to Jacob in Gen 28:14-15; 35:9-12
Gen 22:18* Again, the 'seed' is used here in the 'absolute singular' meaning, see Gal 3:16. The Seed, the land and the Blessing are the three main elements of the Abrahamic covenant referred to in Gen 12:1-3,7; 13:14-17; 15:1-21;17:1-21, 22:15-18.
Gen 49:8-12 Gen 49:10, until (Hebr.) 'Shiloh' comes (cf. Eze 21:27), "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he (i.e., the Messiah) comes to whom it (i.e. the rule, reign, and/or dominion) belongs."
Num 24:15-19
Deut 18:15-18


Job 9:33
Job 19:23-27
Job 33:23-28

Time of King David

1Sam 2:1-10
1Sam 2:35-36
2Sam 7 ; 2Sam 7:11:b-16* ( 1Chr 17:10b-14 )* Messiah to be a son of David. Dr. A Fruchtenbaum in Appendix 4, p.135-139 discusses the legitimacy of Jesus' right to the throne despite of the curse on the family of Jehoiachin (Jer 22:24-30). God shiftet the genealogical line to David's other son Nathan whose descendant is Zerubbabel during the time of Haggai.
Psa 89
Psa 132


Psa 110:1-7 (see Psa 80:17*)
Psa 2: 7-14
Psa 118
Psa 69
Psa 109
Psa 22:1-31
Psa 16:1-11
Psa 40
Psa 45
Psa 68
Psa 72
Prov 30:4* The name of God's Son

Book of the Prophets

Joel 2:23
Hosea 3:4-5
Amos 9:11-15
Micah 2:12-13
Micah 5:1-4
Isa 4:2
Isa 7:14 The Messiah will be born of a virgin
Isa 8:10* 'lit. because of Immanuel'
Isa 9:1-7
Isa 11:1-16
Isa 24:21-25
Isa 30:19-26
Isa 40:3-5*
Isa 42:1-7
Isa 49:1-6
Isa 50:4-9
Isa 52:13-53:12
Isa 55:3-5
Isa 61:1-3
Isa 63:1-6
Jer 23:5-6
Jer 30:9,21
Jer 33:14-26
Eze 17:22-24
Eze 21:25-27
Eze 34:23-31
Eze 37:15-28
Dan 7:13-14
Dan 9:24-27
Hag 2:6-9
Hag 2.21-23
Zech 3:8-10
Zech 6:9-15
Zech 9:9-10
Zech 10:4
Zech 11:4-14
Zech 12:10
Zech 13:7
Mal 3:1
Mal 4:2
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Hi, reviewing step one this moinrng was such a comfort and good reminder of how alone and isolated i have become especially since I have been stuck in the insanity of my husbands addiction. I have been unable to share what has happened with anyone but God. He has shown me that I need others to help me through.My husband is physically and verbally abusive when he is on his drug of choice. He becomes belligerent, hurtful and blaming. I dont get any sleep when he is on a binge. He is up all night, loud and disrespectful. I try to sleep and just pray for calm. As these binges became more frequent over the past several months I realize that satan has truly entered our home that my husbands addiction is destroying everything not just our relationship but my faith and my inner being. It has robbed me of my joy and freedom that I know God has so faithfully given to me. He died for me and at one time, I can remember, no matter what the circumstance, I was able to to feel that power. Now I feel darkness and destruction, just as satan wants me to. The issue is that my own anger has gotten completely out of control. I feel bitter and rageful, ungodly and unable to connect with God and his wisdom. Just has my husbands disease has progressed, so has mine. He blames me for our relational issues and projects all of the problems drugs have brought into our lives on to me. im a bad wife im untrustworthy..im this and that. You get the idea. My life has become comepletelu unamanageable. The problem is I am starting to believe the lies my husband tells me..starting to believe that I am the problem and that I am not a good enough' wife. Im starting to believe the manipulation and lies he tells me the ones that satan has planted in his heart. Its gotten really messy..and to further complicate the issue, I dont feel I can confide in ANYONE. I work in drug and alcohol treatment as a therapist and I am hiding the fact that my husband is using drugs in our home and I cant seem to get up enough courage to leave him even to leave the situation. I just stay in it, forget all my tools and get more and more angry. So, I am living a life that is a complete SHAM. I havent shared how bad it is with another soul. Jesus knows and that has been my only outlet. Now He has promted me to come out of isolation and seek help for myself. I havent even told my therapist all that has happened. Icant quite figure out why? I guess it must be shame and another way for the devil to persecute me and keep me stuck. It feels good to share this for the first time. It feels so good and I am so grateful to have a place to share this. Yes, I have almost 8 years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol myself now my addiction is co-dependency. I worked a program for many years and was very involved in local overcomers with my own addiction. For some reason i just cant seem to get myself to meetings in order to work through this. Im praying for willingness to do make this a priority. Im at BOTTOM I am completely powerless over my husbands drug use and my life has become unmanageable. ONLY you, GOD has the power to restore me to sanity and I turn my will and my life over to you, Jesus. Hourly, daily I repeat these 3 steps to myself and I feel grateful that I have finally broke the silence. I am finally awknowleding what is happening and that I feel responsible for it. I admit it . Thank you so much for being there. Thank you God for the steps and for organizations like this one. Thank you to all who read this and for your prayers. Im going to try and come back on a regular basis. I found a meeting in my area on sat moinrngs. Going to try and get a sponsor and get the help I need- God please give me the willingness to seek you. God bless all especially those that are still suffering including my husband. In Him, I Surrender .