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Concordance: Timeline of Messianic Prophecies

THE UNIQUENESS OF THE TIMELINE OF MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

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The Messianic Timeline is absolutely unique because it differs from all other timelines in that it demonstrates how GOD WHO KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING maintained his messianic promises throughout Israel's history in order to prepare the first and second coming of Yeshua/Jesus the promised Jewish Messiah. The Timeline of Messianic Prophecies consists of a system of messages that form a consistent integrated whole across thousands of years (1). This system, the Hebrew prophets claim, was conceived before the earth was created. The timeline is based on historically recorded Biblical references can easily be verified from the Bible itself. The presuppositions of this site have been made plain.
This timeline is not just an ordinary line. "What is particular to the Christian time-reckoning is that it counts from a central event, which occurred when the time had been fulfilled....With regard to this central event the time is reckoned forward as well as backward...In this linear, though double-faced, chronological scheme the biblical view of history is delineated as a history of salvation, progressing from promise to fulfillment and focused in Jesus Christ.
...the history of salvation runs its course in two movements. The first runs from the Many to the One. This is the Old covenant. The other runs from the One to the Many. This is the New Covenant. Precisely in the middle is the decisive factum, the death of Christ." (2)
NOTE that God's progressive revelation of the very details of the timeline does not necessarily follow a chronological order. Isaiah announced the sufferings of the Messiah some 400 years before Malachi prophesied concerning the cleansing of the temple. Details were filled in at a later date.

"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?" - And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. Luke 24:26-27

"These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." Luke 24:44

"And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ." Acts 17:2-3

"And when he [Appollos of Alexandria] wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he helped greatly those who had believed through grace;for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. Acts 18:27-28; Acts 26:22-23, 27; Acts 28:23; 1Pet 1:10-11

TANACH / OT Reference B'rit Chadash / NT
BORN OF A WOMAN: The "Seed" (Offspring) of a woman - not the seed of a man. Early Jewish understanding at least before 247 B.C. was messianic as the LXX and various Targumim indicate. This understanding is confirmed by the Greek grammar. The serpent is seen as a symbol of Satan whom the Messiah will conquer. Gen 3:15. alluded to in Rom 16:20; Heb 2:14; 1John 3:8 and in the dragon versus the woman in Rev 12:11the Hebrew 3p.sg.m. pronoun 'hu' (he/it) and the Greek 'autos' (he/it) autou pterna' (his heel)LXX indicate that the "Seed" is a man. The verb is reiterative but the victory belongs to the Messiah.
Eve's hope and premature conclusion. The literal rendering of the Hebrew suggests that Eve thought she had birthed "the seed" as she said 'I have gotten a man, YHWH.' Note that 'with the help of' is an insertion not found in the text. Gen 4:1 The question is whether Eve realized what the phrase 'the seed of the woman' implied. This was later revealed to the prophets.
AMONG THE SEMITES: God himself coming to tabernacle in the tents of Shem, among the Semites. The pronoun refers to God. Living in fellowship with his people is one of the key themes throughout the Bible, the tabernacle being a paradigm for the relationship between God and his people: Exodus 25:7; 29:46 Gen 9:27 John 1:4 The Messiah according to the Greek verb 'put his tent' among the Jews. The final, eternal fulfillment, the 'tabernacle of God' among man in the New Jerusalem, Rev 21:2-3
AS SEED OF ABRAHAM among the many nations there will also be kings that will come out of Abraham's 'seed' Gen 17.1, 5-6). Still later we read the confirmation that 'in your seed' shall all the nations be blessed - the seed being the offspring or more specifically 'the seed' (a masculine singular noun) pointing to the

Messiah. His lineage was increasingly narrowed down - not through Ishmael Gen 26:2-4 but through Isaac and not through Esau but through Jacob Gen 28:13-14and then again through Jesse, the father of David and from then on through the sucession of the royal families that followed him.

Gen 12:2-3 Matt 1.1; Gal 3.8 The Messiah is revealed as a physical male descendant whose lineage or genealogy can be traced back to Abraham.
AS A BLESSING FOR ALL THE NATIONS Gen 22:18 XYZ-NT
WITH THE PROMISE OF THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT Gen 17:1, 5-6 XYZ-NT
A PROPHET LIKE MOSES Deut 18:15 XYZ-NT
SPECIFICALY FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDA Gen 49:10 XYZ-NT
SPECIFICALLY FROM THE LINE OF DAVID 2Sam 7:12-16 XYZ-NT
MIRACULOUSLY FROM A VIRGIN Isa 7:14 XYZ-NT
FROM THE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Mic 5:2 XYZ-NT
HIS COMING SHALL BE HERALDED Isa 40:3 XYZ-NT
HE SHALL SUDDENLY COME TO HIS TEMPLE Mal 3:1 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Psalm 16:10 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Psalm 22 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Psalm 68:18 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Psa 110:1 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Psa 118:22 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Isa 9:6-7 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Isa 53 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Jer 23:5-6 XYZ-NT
HE SHALL BE "CUT OFF" 483 YEARS AFTER THE DECLARATION TO RECONSTRUCT THE TEMPLE Dan 9:24-27 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Zech 9:9 XYZ-NT
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS and Comment Zech 12:10 XYZ-NT

(1) See for instance Bibliography Chuck Missler, Prophecy 20/20, Prophecy 101

(2) "The Biblical View of History" in Meaning of History by Karl L÷with (p 182-183) who relies mainly on Oscar Cullmann's Christus und die Zeit (Christ and Time)

Also see Chernoff, David: Yeshua the Messiah

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