|Where would he be born?
||in Bethlehem Ephrata as an 'Eternal Being'
|When would he come?
||in AD 70 the temple records were destroyed. It had to be before that event as Judah was scattered afterwards.
|How would we know?
||(cf Genesis 24:43 Hebr. almah young woman or virgin )
|Born of a virgin
||Hebr. 'almah' virgin (LXX 'parthenos') other Hebrew terms exist. This may be the most disputed term in the Tanach but no case can be built on it. It is equally used for Rebekah who was also a virgin.
|Jews assumed that he would not be God:
||his loaded title reveals his divinity
|What would he do in his life?
||he was in fact a miracle worker and not only a peace maker
|Some Rabbis believed he would be a miracle worker.
|Yet was far more than a miracle worker:
||a Comforter and a Redeemer, a Bearer of Good News
|How would one recognize him if he had come?
||Hebr 'shilo' points to a Ruler, a King who had to come before AD 70 when the Temple was destroyed. Compare Gal 4:4
|He had come to suffer:
||He was to be King but had to suffer
|His suffering was not for him but for others:
||he did not have to suffer for his own sins but for the transgressions of his people, as a substitute for their sins
|For what reason was his death necessary?
||without the shedding of blood there could be no forgiveness of sin - confirmed in Hebr 9:22
|His crucifixion was predicted:
||(NB: LXX confirms the reading 'pierced') The Dead Sea Scrolls also confirm this reading.
|He would not only die but would rise to life again:
||The Qumran text says 'he will see the light and be glad.'
|His resurrection was predicted:
||King David's hope for the resurrection. David spoke of the Messiah who would be raised from the dead.
|Why then did the Rabbis reject him?
||they despised him and misinterpreted his suffering
|He will return and enter the city for which he wept:
||Jesus wept because he knew his people would despise and reject him and would therefore suffer terrible consequences
|His people will recognize him as a result of intense suffering:
||The "time of Jacob's trouble" would bring his people to the point of recognizing his Messiahship
|His people will be disciplined by the nations:
||Eze 20:35, 37, 38
||The rod of discipline in the wilderness of the nations will bring his people back
|When there is no hope left but to turn to Him:
||when the nations will march on Jerusalem his people will recognize him
|What will the Jewish nation say when the suffering will reach its climax?
||then they will realize that his suffering was not for himself but for the sins of his own people
|He did not suffer for his own sins:
||Isa 53:4, 5-6
||his was a substitutionary suffering
|We thought that his silence at the crucifixion was an admission of sin:
||his silence was not an admission of his guilt but an expression of his role of the sacrificial lamb
|How will Yeshua respond after having been rejected so long?
||He will test them as silver and gold and open a fountain of cleansing from sin
|He will be faithful to His promises:
||He will set his feet on the Mt of Olives and deliver his people from all their enemies
|God will deliver the Jewish nation and the resurrection will follow:
||the resurrection will mean everlasting life for those who believed in him; it will mean everlasting disgrace for those who don't
|He will establish his throne and restore the Davidic Kingdom:
||the restoration of the house of David will be a Kingdom for Jews and Gentiles
|Isaiah sees Him sitting on the throne:
||Isaiah speaks of the messianic Davidic King who will be God himself
|The remnant of his people will return a second time:
||the nations will help his people to return to Israel and it will be his people's second return
|Even Egypt will come and worship in Jerusalem:
||the remnant of the nations will come to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of Sukkoth in Jerusalem
|The proof that he was whom he claimed to be:
||Yeshua the Messiah died for my sins. His resurrection is proof for his claim that he is indeed the Messiah.