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After the fall of Adam and Eve, but before God cursed the earth and pronounced judgment on Adam and Eve, He spoke of how He would restore mankind back to Himself. He would do this through the offspring of the woman as stated in Genesis 3:15. From this first glimmer of light, the Bible builds up a large and specific range of prophecies regarding this One (Messiah) who was to come and restore the close and intimate relationship that God had with mankind before Adam had sinned. He, the Messiah, would accomplish this by becoming the only sacrifice acceptable to the Father for the forgiveness of sin, because He was, and is, without sin. One scholar has suggested that there are 300 prophecies recorded in the Old Testament concerning the coming Messiah. (1) All of these prophecies were completely fulfilled in the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
Below is a list of 60 Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

Concerning His Birth

1. Born of the seed of woman
2. Born of a virgin
3. Seed of Abraham
4. Seed of Isaac
5. Seed of Jacob
6. Seed of David
7. Tribe of Judah
8. Family line of Jesse
9. Born in Bethlehem
10. Herod kills the children

Prophesied

Gen 3:15
Isa 7:14
Gen 22:18
Gen 21:12
Num 24:17
Jer 23:5
Gen 49:10
Isa 11:1
Mic 5:2
Jer 31:15

Fulfilled

Gal 4:4
Mt 1:18-25
Mt 1:1
Lk 3:23-34
Lk 3:34
Lk 3:31
Rev 5:5
Lk 3:32
Mt 2:1-6
Mt 2:16-18

Concerning His Nature

11. He pre-existed creation
12. He shall be called Lord
13. Called Immanuel (God with us)
14. Prophet
15. Priest
16. Judge
17. King
18. Anointed by the Spirit
19. His zeal for God

Prophesied

Mic 5:2
Ps 110:1
Isa 7:14
Deut 18:18-19
Ps 110:4
Isa 33:22
Ps 2:6
Isa 11:2
Ps 69:9

Fulfilled

1 Pet 1:20
Acts 2:36
Mt 1:22-23
Acts 3:18-25
Heb 5:5-6
Jn 5:22-23
Jn 18:33-37
Mt 3:16-17
Jn 2:15-17

Concerning His Ministry

20. Preceded by a messenger
21. To begin in Galilee
22. Ministry of Miracles
23. Teacher of parables
24. He was to enter the temple
25. Enter Jerusalem on donkey
26. Stone of stumbling to Jews
27. Light to Gentiles

Prophesied

Isa 40:3
Isa 9:1-2
Isa 35:5-6
Ps 78:1-4
Mal 3:1
Zech 9:9
Isa 28:16; Ps 118:22
Isa 49:6

Fulfilled

Mt 3:1-3
Mt 4:12–17
Mt 9:35; 11:4
Mt 13:34–35
Mt 21:10–12
Mt 21:1–7
1 Pet 2:6–8
Acts 13:46–48

The day Jesus was crucified

28. Betrayed by a friend
29. Sold for 30 pieces of silver
30. 30 pieces thrown in Temple
31. 30 pieces buys potter’s field
32. Forsaken by His disciples
33. Accused by false witnesses
34. Silent before accusers
35. Wounded and bruised
36. Beaten and spat upon
37. Mocked
38. Fell under the cross
39. Hands and feet pierced
40. Crucified with thieves
41. Prayed for enemies
42. Rejected by His own people
43. Hated without cause
44. Friends stood aloof
45. People wag their heads
46. People stare at Him
47. Clothing divided and gambled for
48. Became very thirsty
49. Gall and vinegar offered to Him
50. His forsaken cry
51. Committed Himself to God
52. Bones not broken
53. Heart broken
54. His side pierced Zech
55. Darkness over the land
56. Buried in rich man’s tomb

Prophesied

Ps 41:9
Zech 11:12
Zech 11:13
Zech 11:13
Zech 13:7
Ps 35:11, 20-21
Isa 53:7
Isa 53:4-6
Isa 50:6
Ps 22:6-8
Ps 109:24-25
Ps 22:16
Isa 53:12
Isa 53:12
Isa 53:3
Ps 69:4
Ps 38:11
Ps 22:7; 109:25
Ps 22:17
Ps 22:18
Ps 22:15
Ps 69:21
Ps 22:1
Ps 31:5
Ps 34:20
Ps 69:20; 22:14
Zech 12:10
Amos 8:9
Isa 53:9

Fulfilled

Jn 13:18-27
Mt 26:14-15
Mt 27:3-5
Mt 27:6-10
Mk 14:27-50
Mt 26:59-61
Mt 27:12-14
1 Pet 2:21-25
Mt 26:67-68
Mt 27:27-31
Jn 19:17; Lk 23:26
Jn 20:24-28
Mt 27:38
Lk 23:34
Jn 19:14-15
Jn 15:25
Lk 22:54; 23:49
Mt 27:39
Lk 23:35
Jn 19:23-24
Jn 19:28
Mt 27:34
Mt 27:46
Lk 23:46
Jn 19:32-36
Jn 19:34
Jn 19:34-37
Lk 23:44-45
Mt 27:57-60

His Resurrection and Ascension

57. Raised from the dead
58. Begotten as Son of God
59. Ascended to God
60. Seated beside God

Prophesied

Ps 16:8-11
Ps 2:7
Ps 68:18
Ps 110:1

Fulfilled

Acts 2:24-31
Acts 13:32-35
Eph 2:8-10
Heb 1:3-13

[1] J. E. Hunter, Let Us Go On To Maturity, Zondervan Books, 14th Printing, 1978, page 13.
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