Messianic Prophecies
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Messianic Prophesies-II

From my post yesterday, I couldn't just leave #13 on the list hanging out there being incomplete.  So, I'm including the rest today.  For the prophecies relating to Jesus' death, consider that He would...

13. Die a humiliating death (Ps 22; Isa 53) involving:

a. rejection (Isa 53:3; John 1:10-11; 7:5, 48)
b. silence before His accusers (Isa. 53:7; Matt. 27:12-19)
c. being mocked (Ps 22:7-8; Matt. 27:31)
d. piercing His hands and feet (Ps 22:16; Luke 23:33)
e. being crucified with thieves (Isa. 53:12; Matt. 27:38)
f. praying for His persecutors (Isa 53:12; Luke 23:43)
g. piercing His side (Zech 12:10; John 19:34)
h. buried in a rich man's tomb (Isa 53:9; Matt 27:57-60)
i. casting lots for His garments (Ps 22:18; John 19:23-24)

Note:  The above list was taken from the book When Skeptics Ask by Geisler/Brooks, p. 114-115.

I feel better now that I've completed  yesterday's post.  I'll leave you with a quote regarding the authenticity of the Bible, statistically speaking:

It is statistically preposterous that any or all of the Bible's specific, detailed prophecies could have been fulfilled through chance, good guessing, or deliberate deceit.  When you look at some of the improbable prophecies of the Old and New Testaments, it seems incredible that skeptics - knowing the authenticity and historicity of the texts - could reject the statistical verdict: The Bible is the Word of God, and Jesus Christ is the Son of God, just as Scripture predicted many times and in many ways.

The Bible was written over a span of 1,600 years by forty authors using three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek) on hundreds of subjects.  And yet there is one consistent, noncontradictory theme that runs through it all:  God's redemption of humankind.  Clearly, statistical probability concerning biblical prophecy is a powerful indicator of the trustworthiness of Scripture.  (The Face That Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution, Hank Hanegraaff, p 132-133)