Introduction


The Hebrew Bible Verses Discussed in This Anthology
VERSE CHAPTER VERSE CHAPTER
Genesis 1:1 4 Jeremiah 17:4 11
Genesis 1:26 4 Jeremiah 22:8-9 11
Genesis 2:16-17 7 Jeremiah 23:5-6 6
Genesis 3:15   14 Jeremiah 31:14-16 12
Genesis 3:22   4 Jeremiah 31:30-33 10
Genesis 4:1   14 Hosea 2:13   10
Genesis 11:6-7   4 Amos 5:1-2 11
Genesis 16:13   5 Amos 9:1 5
Genesis 18:1-2 4 Micah 5:1-2   9
Genesis 22:8   12 Nahum 1:11 12
Genesis 32:25, 29, 31   5 Zechariah 9:9-10   9
Genesis 49:10   9 Zechariah 12:10   12
Exodus 24:9-10   5 Zechariah 13:6 12
Numbers 24:17   9 Zechariah 13:7   12
Deuteronomy 5:4   5 Malachi 1:11 14
Deuteronomy 18:15 7 Malachi 3:1 6
II Samuel 7:12-14 9 Psalms 2:1-2 7
I Kings 22:19 5 Psalms 16:10 7
Isaiah 6:1 5 Psalms 22:2 12
Isaiah 6:8 4 Psalms 28:1-4 7
Isaiah 6:9-13 11 Psalms 34:18-23   12
Isaiah 7:14 14 Psalms 41:10 12
Isaiah 9:5-6 6 Psalms 68:18-19 9
Isaiah 11:1-2 9 Psalms 69:5 12
Isaiah 29:18 6 Psalms 69:8   12
Isaiah 42:1-44 9 Psalms 69:9   12
Isaiah 43:3 7 Psalms 69:10   12
Isaiah 45:15 7 Psalms 69:22 12
Isaiah 48:16 4 Psalms 72:11 9
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 12 Psalms 110:1 6
Isaiah 54:1 14 Psalms 132:11   9
Isaiah 54:5-6 14 Proverbs 30:1-4 6
Isaiah 60:16 7 Lamentations 2:6 10
Isaiah 61:1 7 Daniel 7:9-10 4
Jeremiah 3:16-17   10 Daniel 7:13-14 9
Jeremiah 14:8   7 Daniel 9:24-27 7
Jeremiah 15:1 11 II Chronicles 34:14 3

A major tenet of the Jewish faith is the expectation of the Messiah, who is destined to usher in the blissful Messianic Era. Thus far, the Jews insist, he has not come.

Christians, however, claim that in the first century C.E. there lived a Jew who was this anointed Messiah. Thus, he was given the title "Christ," a derivative of the Greek word "Christos," meaning "the anointed."

In the New Testament, the events of Jesus' life and death are associated with various passages in the Hebrew Bible, creating the impression of prophecy and fulfillment. It is generally assumed that the veracity of these accounts must be a matter of faith. Indeed, for centuries the Church forbade its followers to even read the Hebrew Bible. However, faith is justifiable only when something cannot be determined by knowledge. And since the authenticity of Christianity rests primarily on existing records, a comprehensive study program can feasibly be undertaken to ascertain its validity.

This endeavor must include: a) an examination of the Hebrew Bible verses quoted in the New Testament or used traditionally by missionaries to see if they are indeed Messianic prophecies, and if so, whether they were fulfilled by Jesus; b) an in-depth analysis of the New Testament; and c) a comparison of the New Testament to other first-century religions. Hence, the contents of this anthology.

First edition 1990 (Gefen Publishing House, Ltd.) | Second & Third editions 1993,1995 (Feldheim Publishers) | Typeset by Targum Press | ISBN 965--229--070--X

       Interesting? Share!