19 Old Testament Passages That Foreshadow Jesus – Bible Facts & Bible Notes (2022)

Christ said the Scripture are written about him (Luke 24:44)…

This is a fact, therefore it is important to to understand the old testament passages that foreshadow Jesus (Yahusha) Christ.

We are told by the Messiah himself that the scriptures of the prophets spoke of him.

This was a mystery to many at the time but now we have an understanding of this. We know that the Messiah is the gospel i.e. the good news and good tidings.

When we believe that the Messiah died resurrected for our sins we are promised the Holy Spirit which will bring us into remembrance of all things (pointed us to the keeping of the commandments of Yah).

I’ll be looking at many of the scriptures in the Old Testament which prophesied the Messiah’s coming, how he came and his death and Resurrection.

These scriptures will shed light on some of the fulfilments spoken of by the Messiah himself in the book of Matthew (Matthew 5:17).

Christ Confirming The Old Testament Wrote About Him

It’s very important to set the stage by showing the scripture passages the Messiah quoted which point to him as the fulfillment of the Old Testament:

Luke 24:44

44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

As you can see here the Messiah says that he would be referenced in the law of Moses, the prophets which we call the Old Testament today, as well as the Book of Psalms.

Throughout this article you will see the different Old Testament scriptures found concerning the Messiah and the fulfillment of his words.

Luke 18:29-31

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

Again we see the Messiah going up to Jerusalem with the 12 disciples; and he told them what the law and the prophets wrote about him would accomplish.

Now let’s look at some of the Law and the Prophets (Old Testament) scriptures which were fulfilled in the New Testament using both apportioned scriptures…

1. Mary Virgin

If we start with the Book of Isaiah we can find the prophecy about Mary who was to give birth to a child as a virgin. This is quite clearly written in the scriptures as you can see below:

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Here we are told that a Virgin will conceive and that his name will be called Emmanuel which in Hebrew means God with us. We know that the name of the Messiah is Yahusha (Mistranslated as Jesus) which means Yah (God) saves.

Fulfillment of this scripture is seen in the Gospel of Matthew. Here the Angel Gabriel tells Mary that she is to have a child by the Holy Spirit, as a virgin and that his name is to be called Yahusha.

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.

The same information is given to her husband Joseph, without which he would have divorced Mary thinking that she had cheated on him.

2. The Messiah Is Whipped For Us

We can see in the Book of Isaiah that the Messiah would be whipped for Israel’s sins. All of this is the sacrifice that the Messiah made for Israel and sins.

Isaiah 53:5

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

When you read the whole chapter you see that the Messiah laid down his life so that Israel and those that believe can be saved.

We see the fulfillment of this prophecy when the Messiah was crucifixion and how he was beaten and mocked by the Roman soldiers before he was crucified.

Luke 23:36-37

36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

Above you see the Roman soldiers mocking the Messiah and telling him to to save himself if he is the king.

John 19:2

2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

The Roman soldiers also put a crown of thorns on the Messiahs head. And we are told that they hit him with their hands.

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Throughout the Messiahs torture the prophecy says that the Messiah would not complain or answer:

Isaiah 53:7

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

…and we see the fulfillment of this below:

John 19:9

9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

We are also told that the Messiah’s death by crucifixion is the most High’s (Isaiah 53:) will:

Isaiah 53:6

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

…and this is also confirmed when Pilate the Roman ruler says to the Messiah that he has power to kill the Messiah and his reply to Pilate is that the power was given by the most High:

John 19:11

11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

And here we see the last words as Messiah breathed his last breath and gave up his spirit before being buried and resurrecting.

3. David Say’s Christ Won’t See Corruption: What Did That Mean

We are told that the Messiah was not to see corruption. Which meant that he would not be held in the grave when he was murdered and Sacrificed for Israel as a sin offering.

Psalm 16:10

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

We see David making reference to a “Holy one”written above. This holy one is the Messiah, because if you read the scriptures we see that he was not left in hell after his death because he resurrected on the third day…

We can find no other “Holy one” Prophet that died and resurrected.

Acts 2:22-27

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

In the scripture above Paul references this scripture, showing us that it was confirmed about the Messiah. David was not talking about himself because he did see corruption.

These scriptures were a fulfilling of prophecy in the Old testament

4. The Messiah Had A Body Prepared By The Most High

In the book of Psalms again we are told that the Messiah’s was body prepared for the Most High. To the unenlightened this would be a throw away statement, but with further investigation we find that it is a confirmed prophecy of the Messiah.

Psalm 40:6-8

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

The scripture above describes the Messiah confirming that the Most high had prepared a body for him to enter the world.

This is confirmed in Hebrews below:

Hebrews 10:5

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

This prophecy relates to the sacrifices and offering and tells us that the Most High prepared the Messiah’s human body to be the eternal sacrifices for Israel’s sins once and for all.

This way he could enter into the world and become a sacrifice that would be pleasing to the Most High for Israel’s sin once and for all.

5. Messiah Riding Riding In On A Donkey (colt)

Here we see that there is mention of a donkey that was ridden on. You may have not known this but the Messiah rode in on a “Colt” which is a Donkey if you didn’t know, this was prophesied in the old testament before it happened.

Zechariah 9:9

9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

In the scriptures above we are told that the “king” who is the Messiah will be coming on a colt which is a Donkey to bring salvation to Ephraim and Jerusalem which is the Northern Israelite tribes and Judah the southern tribes, they make up the 12 tribes of Israel.

We are also told that he will speak peace unto the (gentiles) heathen and rule the whole earth eventually.

We know this king to be the Messiah and he came riding on a Colt to fulfill this prophecy.

Matthew 21:4-6

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

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6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

The above scripture tells us quite clearly that the Messiah riding in on a donkey was the fulfillment of Prophecy.

The Messiah tells his disciples where to find the donkey and to tell the owner that his master is in need of it (Matthew 21:1-3). They do exactly as he says and bring the donkey back to the Messiah to fulfill this prophecy.

6. The Sheep Of The Flock (disciples) Would Be Scattered

The saying that the sheep of the flock would be scattered is always humbling to read. It shows that the disciples were human and more importantly than that the word of the Most High will always be fulfilled.

This scripture prophesied that there would come a time when the Messiah’s disciples who are the “sheep” would desert him while he was being persecuted, which is what the “scattered” references in this scriptures.

Matthew 26:31

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

The Messiah tells his disciples that they would be offended by him the night that he is taken from them by the Roman soldiers. He also references scriptures which say that, they (disciples), the flock will be scattered which he confirms as fulfillment of prophecy.

Zechariah 13:7

7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

Here is what the Messiah said to confirm the scripture above:

Matthew 26:31

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

7. John Preparing The Way

We all probably know who John the Baptist was but many people don’t know that he was prophesied in the scriptures…

Malachi 3:1

1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

It was his calling to prepare the way for the Messiah’s coming. This is what we see him doing in scriptures when he’s teaching people repentance, to confess their sins and baptising them with water.

Matthew 11:9-11

9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

So we are told that John prepared the way for the Messiah, this again points to the Messiah.

8. Daniel 9:27 (The fulfilment of Sacrifice’s and Oblation)

The prophecy set forth in Daniel 9:27 should be at the forefront of all believers minds.

It is the prophecy that tells us that the Messiah would be sacrificed (murdered) for Israel this fulfilled the law and helped stopped the curse of the law involving the sacrifice of animals for sin that Israel were initially commanded to bring.

This means if he didn’t become an eternal sacrifice sin would be more than out of control for Israel, because as explained the Most high required animal sacrifices for the atonement of Israels.

We now need to believe in the Messiah’s sacrifice for us to receive the Holy Spirit and be guided by the Most High, which leads us to keep the moral laws of the commandments.

Here the Messiah says he came to fulfill the law, and what I just explained was the fulfilment of that

Matthew 5:17

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

The Messiah makes it clear that he came to fulfill and not do away with the law. Contrary to what Christians believe we are not to eat pork and break the commandments of Yah.

b9. Light to Gentiles (Acts, Paul, Pentecost)

This prophecy in Isaiah, which you can see below:

Isaiah 49:5-7

5 And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall be my strength.

6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

…is often overlooked; it speaks of the holy one being sent to Israel and also to the gentiles. It tells us that the Messiah will also be a light unto the gentiles not just Israel.

This confirms that the gentiles can also believe in the Messiah if they are called to, and have humbled themselves.

Which today is shown by way of denouncing the status quo, that Negroes, Hispanics and Native Americans are second class citizens, because they are in fact the lost 12 tribes of Israel, scattered by Yah because of their unbelief.

The fulfillment of this prophecy is explained to us by Paul in a Book of Acts

Acts 13:46-48

46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

…which confirms that the Messiah was being spoken of in the Old Testament here too.

We also see in Acts 10 Peter being sent to Cornileus, an Italian general who was devout and believed in the Most High, which he demonstrated by respecting the children of Israel and giving charity.

10. David Said To My Lord (I am)

When the Messiah was being questioned by the Pharisees he said to them that before Abraham “I am” alluding to the fact that he existed in the Old Testament even before the prophet Abraham.

John 8:56-58

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56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

The Messiah also refers us to the scripture that David himself presents in the Book of Psalms.

Psalm 110:1

110 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Here David says the lord said to my lord (Matthew 22:44, Psalm 110:1)…

Matthew 22:44

44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

this is the Most High addressing the Messiah showing the Messiah was sent by the Most High.

11. Christ was in the Wilderness as the Spirtual Rock

You may have heard of the spiritual rock that Israel were commanded to drink from. But you probably didn’t know that it related to the Messiah too.

Exodus 17:6

6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

We get this revelation from Paul who tells us that the Messiah was the spirit that followed Israel in the wilderness as well as the rock Israel drank from.

1 Corinthians 10:4

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

12. Word in the beginning, Word was with God and was God.

This scripture about the Messiah being the word is a mystery to some. Those that misinterpret it say that it means that the Messiah is the Most High. We know that the Messiah is a Power (God), but he is not the most High.

John 1:1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

When we read the old testament we can clearly understand what is being said when the scriptures say the word was with God.

Particularly in the book of Genesis, we see the making of man on the 6th day. Here we see an exchange between the “Gods” where they say “let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26-28).

Genesis 1:26

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

It’s also noteworthy to know that the word Elohim used for Gods has a plural meaning, meaning powers

Emphasis here should be on the “us”, showing us that more than one God was present.One of which is the Messiah, which is revealed in the book of Hebrews:

Hebrews 1:1-2

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

13. Prophet Like Moses

In Deuteronomy 18:18 We are told that the Messiah would be a prophet like Moses and there are many comparisons in the scriptures to prove this. You can see a more detailed list here.

Among some of these are:

The Messiah was sent to his people Israel; The Messiah was in Egypt as a baby and both Moses and the Messiah established covenants.

14. Messiah Passion For His Father’s House

In the following scripture we are told that the Messiah is eaten up by the zeal of the House of his Father.

Psalm 69:9

9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

And we see a display of this zeal by the Messiah when he goes into the house of the most High and admonishes all those who are using temple for commerce.

John 2:16-18

16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

This house today would be the equivalent of a pastor going into a church and pushing over the book stand where profit is being made (which obviously would never happen).

As you can see above the disciples remembered the scripture which was quoted above when they saw the Messiah admonish those using the temple to make money.

15. People to be taught by God

John 6:44-46

44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Here we see the Messiah directly quoting from the prophets and telling us that he was fulfilling the prophecy that people would be taught by God. In doing so he is declaring himself as a God but not the most High.

Isaiah 54:13

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

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Jeremiah 31:34

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

The test of whether the Messiah’s teaching is within you is your willingness to keep the commandments (John 12:26). If you’re still questioning commencement keeping you’re not being taught by the Most High.

16. Messiah Took On All Israel’s Sins Against Yah

We are told that the Messiah became sin for the most High which is what his sacrifice represents. Paul let’s us know that this was prophetic and foretold to happen.

Romans 15:2-4

2 Let each one of us [make it a practice to] please his neighbor for his good, to build him up spiritually.

3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written [in Scripture], “The reproaches of those who reproached You (the Father) fell on Me (the Son).”

4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.

And again in the following scripture:

Psalm 69:9

9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Above again we see that the Messiah took on the sins of Israel when he was crucified for the Father.

17. Scripture Fulfilled In Your Hearing

We see a powerful moment in the scriptures where the Messiah himself tells us that he is fulfilling scripture as he reads it. He is amongst the Pharisees on a sabbath, which he observed on the seventh day (saturday).

Luke 4:17-21

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Here we see what the actual good news is. Preaching to the poor, healing of the broken hearted and more, all seen in verse 18.

The book that he reads from is Isaiah and you can see the passages below:

Isaiah 61:1

61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

18. An Eye For An Eye

This is not really a prophecy about the Messiah, but the Messiah is teaching from the old testament and clearing up an old law of an eye for an eye, which was a law where punishments were exacted in a like for like manner..

Matthew 5:38-39

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

The Messiah taught that Israel was no longer to punish like for like. You can see an example of this old law below:

Leviticus 24:19-21

19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.

21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

As you can see originally the Israelite laws said if you were hurt in some way, you were allowed to do the exact same to whoever hurt you or caused you loss. But the Messiah changed this, teaching that it is not always right to hit back in a like for like fashion.

This teaches that violence is not always the best answer to a dispute.

19. Moses Raised Up The Serpent

We are told that the Messiah would be raised up just like Moses raised up the serpent in the wilderness.

John 3:14-21

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This story of Moses raising up a serpent in the wilderness came about when the Israel were bitten by snakes that the most High sent upon them because of their disobedience.

Numbers 21:9

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

The Most High then told Moses to make a serpent statue and put it on a stick. He then told Moses to tell the children of Israel that were bitten by the venomous snakes he sent to look at the snake and they would be healed.

The Messiah is likened to the snake on the stick, because he also brings healing to Israel when they look to him, and similarly he was put on a stick when he was crucified.

Conclusion

Hopefully you can see that the Messiah is the lynch pin that ties everything together, from the Law and to the Prophets the Messiah is spoken about.

This is what the Messiah says

John 5:39

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39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

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How is Jesus foreshadowed in the Old Testament? ›

Abraham

Abraham
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obeys God's command to take his son Isaac to Mt. Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice, foreshadowing Jesus' crucifixion centuries later. Jesus Himself, as the angel of the Lord, stops Abraham from carrying out the sacrifice.

How many times is Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? ›

The name also appears 30 times in the Old Testament in reference to four separate characters—including a descendent of Aaron who helped to distribute offerings of grain (2 Chronicles 31:15) and a man who accompanied former captives of Nebuchadnezzar back to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:2).

Does the Old Testament mention Jesus? ›

Perhaps the most well-known Old Testament passage about Christ, Isaiah 53 describes how Christ was pierced, seized, and condemned. He did not fight back; He bore our punishment, taking all of our sins upon Himself.

How does the story of Jonah foreshadow Jesus? ›

Calming the storm. “So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging” (1:15). With Jonah's sacrifice, Jehovah miraculously calmed the storm. This part of the story notice- ably foreshadows the mortal Jesus's intervention by calming the storm on Galilee.

Did Joseph foreshadow Jesus? ›

The importance of Joseph of old is evidenced by the vast amount of scripture devoted to his story, his role in the future of the House of Israel, his destiny, his prophetic powers and the responsibilities of his descendants.

What did Moses say about Jesus in the Old Testament? ›

I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Which book in the Old Testament did Jesus quote the most? ›

The top one, as you might have guessed, is the Book of Psalms! Jesus quotes from Scripture a lot, giving us a great example of why memorizing and quoting Scripture is edifying for the believer.

What is the oldest mention of Jesus? ›

Biblical scholar Frederick Fyvie Bruce says the earliest mention of Jesus outside the New Testament occurs around 55 CE from a historian named Thallos. Thallos' history, like the vast majority of ancient literature, has been lost but not before it was quoted by Sextus Julius Africanus (c. 160 – c.

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How is Jesus connected to the Old Testament? ›

The central figure in the Old Testament, though not mentioned by name, is Jesus Christ. Jesus explained this to his disciples after his resurrection. Luke tells us that “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,” Jesus “interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).

How does the story of Jonah connect to Jesus? ›

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus himself uses Jonah as a sign from the Old Testament that pointed forward to his resurrection. No matter what our position, the fish represents the grave in which Christ was buried. Both Jonah and Jesus were in those graves for three days.

What is the point of the Jonah story in the Bible? ›

Unlike other Old Testament prophetic books, Jonah is not a collection of the prophet's oracles but primarily a narrative about the man. Jonah is portrayed as a recalcitrant prophet who flees from God's summons to prophesy against the wickedness of the city of Nineveh

Nineveh
Nineveh, the oldest and most-populous city of the ancient Assyrian empire, situated on the east bank of the Tigris River and encircled by the modern city of Mosul, Iraq.
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.

What are the last words Jesus spoke? ›

May this brief reflection guide you in your observance of Good Friday.
  • The First Word. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” ...
  • The Second Word. “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” ...
  • The Third Word. “Woman, behold your son. ...
  • The Fourth Word. ...
  • The Fifth Word. ...
  • The Sixth Word. ...
  • The Seventh Word.
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What is foreshadowing in the Bible? ›

: to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand : prefigure The hero's predicament is foreshadowed in the first chapter.

How does Joseph represent Jesus? ›

Joseph serves as a type of the work of Christ because he saved his people and brought them into unity with one another. Throughout the entire narrative of the patriarchs, beginning with Abraham in Genesis 12, the family from whom would come the Messiah were never in complete harmony with one another.

Did Joseph put Jesus in the tomb? ›

27:57), his influence as a member of the Sanhedrin, his reputation, and even his life. Yet regardless of the cost, Joseph (along with Nicodemus) took Jesus off the cross, wrapped him in spices, and buried him in a freshly-cut tomb.

What did Moses and Elijah say to Jesus? ›

He was transfigured – his face shone like the sun and his clothes became dazzling white. Moses

Moses
According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb, meaning "to pull out/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after she rescued him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10) Since the rise of Egyptology and decipherment of hieroglyphs, it was postulated that the name ...
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and Elijah
Elijah
Elias is also known as Saint Elias the Younger, or Junior, to distinguish him from the biblical prophet Elijah. He lived a very adventurous life during the ninth century and was the protagonist of repeated exploits. He is commemorated on August 17.
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appeared with Jesus. Peter offered to put up three shelters. A bright cloud enveloped them and a voice said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.

When was Jesus first mentioned in the Bible? ›

'' Before this, Biblical Archaeology Review reported, the earliest mention of Jesus was in a piece of papyrus containing a fragment of the Gospel by John, written in Greek in about A.D. 125. Most of the existing early texts for the New Testament date from 300 or more years after the time of Jesus.

What did Moses do with Jesus? ›

And in Matthew's gospel, Jesus is the new Moses

Moses
According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb, meaning "to pull out/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after she rescued him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10) Since the rise of Egyptology and decipherment of hieroglyphs, it was postulated that the name ...
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. Through Moses, the Israelites experience God's central saving act, the deliverance from slavery in Egypt.

Who is Jesus in the book of Deuteronomy? ›

He's the old grandpa-like leader, teaching the younger generations. Today, we're looking at Jesus (1400 years before He was born) as the one in Deuteronomy that's directing Moses

Moses
According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb, meaning "to pull out/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after she rescued him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10) Since the rise of Egyptology and decipherment of hieroglyphs, it was postulated that the name ...
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Moses_(given_name)
what to write and say. We already know that Jesus was at Creation, Genesis 1; John 1:1-5.

What book is Jesus found in? ›

The genealogy and Nativity of Jesus are described in two of the four canonical gospels: the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke.

What did Jesus say about Deuteronomy? ›

The words of the greatest commandment

commandment
A study of scripture expands our understanding of the commandment, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” The Ten Commandments, like all of God's communication with His children, are multifaceted and layered with meaning for all who have ears to hear.
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org › the-third-commandment
that Jesus cited from Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy 1–4 Moses recounts significant events from the Israelites' previous 40 years, including the covenant the Lord made with them at Horeb, or Mount Sinai. Deuteronomy 5–11 Moses exhorts the Israelites to teach their children to love the Lord, keep the commandments, and marry in the covenant.
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are so important that God commanded the Israelites to “teach them diligently unto thy children, and [thou] shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” ( ...

Are there any pictures of Jesus? ›

There are no known images of Jesus from his lifetime, and while the Old Testament Kings Saul and David are explicitly called tall and handsome in the Bible, there is little indication of Jesus' appearance in the Old or New Testaments.

What was the first language Jesus spoke? ›

Most religious scholars and historians agree with Pope Francis that the historical Jesus principally spoke a Galilean dialect of Aramaic.

How old was Jesus when God died? ›

Have you ever wondered why 33? Numbers in the Bible usually have significant meaning. So what is the meaning of Jesus dying at 33 and in the prime of His life? In the words of one of my beloved professors to many unanswerable theological questions, he would reply, “We just don't know.”

What was Jesus's wife's name? ›

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene or the Madeleine, was a woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and resurrection.
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Mary Magdalene.
Saint Mary Magdalene
BornPossibly Magdala, Roman Judea
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What was Jesus actual birthday? ›

The common Christian traditional dating of the birthdate of Jesus was 25 December, a date first asserted officially by Pope Julius I in 350 AD, although this claim is dubious or otherwise unfounded.

Who was the son of Jesus? ›

Jacobovici and Pellegrino argue that Aramaic inscriptions reading "Judah, son of Jesus", "Jesus, son of Joseph", and "Mariamne", a name they associate with Mary Magdalene, together preserve the record of a family group consisting of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene and son Judah.

What was God's biggest lesson for Jonah? ›

One of the overarching messages from the Book of Jonah is compassion. Jonah was a prophet, and even though he had let God down in numerous ways, he was still forgiven because God showed him unlimited love and compassion. God also modeled forgiveness and mercy for Jonah in how God dealt with other people.

Why did God let Jonah out of the whale? ›

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Is the story of Jonah in the Bible true? ›

Mainstream Bible scholars generally regard the Book of Jonah

Jonah
Meaning. Dove, peaceful being. Other names. Related names. Jonah, Jonas, Joonas, Yonah, Janusz.
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as fictional, and often at least partially satirical, but the character of Jonah son of Amittai may have been based on the historical prophet of the same name who prophesied during the reign of Amaziah of Judah, as mentioned in 2 Kings.

Where is Nineveh today? ›

Nineveh was the capital of the powerful ancient Assyrian empire, located in modern-day northern Iraq.

What does Nineveh represent in the Bible? ›

The description of Nineveh in Jonah likely was a reference to greater Nineveh, including the surrounding cities of Rehoboth, Calah and Resen The Book of Jonah depicts Nineveh as a wicked city worthy of destruction.

How is God called Jonah? ›

God called Nineveh to repentance, a call that rolled out from God to Jonah, from Jonah to the king, and from the king to all his subjects. And lo! they turned to the God who called them. Finally, from God we learn that even God can be called.

What is Jesus real name? ›

Jesus' name in Hebrew was “Yeshua

Yeshua
The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua/Y'shua, which is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע), meaning "to deliver; to rescue."
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” which translates to English as Joshua
Joshua
Proper noun

Josué m. (bible) Joshua (the book of the Bible) (biblical) Joshua. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Joshua.
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What is the 7 Last word of God? ›

To the “good thief”: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” To Mary, his mother: “Woman, behold your son”... and to John: “Behold your mother.” To God, his Father: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” To all: “I thirst.”

What did Jesus yell before he died? ›

Just before he breathed his last breath, Jesus uttered the phrase “it is finished.” Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.

What is foreshadowed in Lord of the Flies? ›

The death is foreshadowed in the early pages, when Piggy tells Ralph he has asthma, can't swim, needs his glasses to see, and is sick from the fruit. “Sucks to your ass-mar!” Ralph replies, foreshadowing the boys' lack of concern about Piggy's physical vulnerability.

What does frankincense symbolize to Jesus? ›

The frankincense represents Jesus' deity. In the Old Testament, frankincense was traditionally burned in the temple as an offering to God (Leviticus 2:2). By bringing this gift, the Magi

the Magi
Three Wise Men is a drink consisting of three types of whiskey with brand names that are each named after a man (ordinarily Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel and Jim Beam). The three named men are the "wise men" in the name of the drink, which is an allusion to the Biblical Magi.
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affirmed Jesus was no ordinary man; he is both fully man and fully God.

What is the historical context of Jesus? ›

Jesus Christ was probably born sometime between 4-6 BC, slightly earlier than the date set by the Church. He lived in Galilee for most of his life and was killed after visiting Jerusalem. In the first century AD, Roman-controlled Judea was a politically and philosophically divided place with many competing sects.

What is foreshadowed in the necklace? ›

The easiness with which Jeanne agrees to lend the necklace is foreshadowing. After the ball, Madame Loisel loses the necklace and cannot find it. She and her husband decide to buy a similar necklace and give it to Joanne instead. However, the price is so high that the spouses spend the next ten years living in poverty.

What is a example of foreshadowing? ›

A prime example of dialogue foreshadowing occurs in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, when Romeo says, “My life were better ended by their hate, than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.” This line foreshadows Romeo's eventual fate: commiting suicide over the loss of Juliet. (Learn how to write great dialogue here.)

What foreshadowed means? ›

Definition of foreshadow

transitive verb. : to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand : prefigure The hero's predicament is foreshadowed in the first chapter.

What foreshadowing happens in the first chapter of Lord of the Flies? ›

1. Piggy's reaction to finding the conch shell is one example. It foreshadows how important it will be to keeping the peace on the island.

Where was Jesus born exactly? ›

Bethlehem lies 10 kilometres south of the city of Jerusalem, in the fertile limestone hill country of the Holy Land. Since at least the 2nd century AD people have believed that the place where the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, now stands is where Jesus was born.

What happened to the gold given to Jesus? ›

One legend says the thieves crucified with Jesus had stolen the gold given him at birth. Another says that Judas was made custodian of the gifts and he sold them and pocketed the money. There is a story that the myrrh given to Jesus as a child was used in his burial.

What does it mean to burn frankincense and myrrh? ›

Since ancient times, burning of frankincense and myrrh in places of worship for spiritual purposes and contemplation (a ubiquitous practice across various religions) had hygienic functions, to refine the smell and reduce contagion by purifying the indoor air.

What was Jesus real name? ›

Jesus' name in Hebrew was “Yeshua

Yeshua
The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua/Y'shua, which is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע), meaning "to deliver; to rescue."
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jesus_(name)
” which translates to English as Joshua
Joshua
Proper noun

Josué m. (bible) Joshua (the book of the Bible) (biblical) Joshua. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Joshua.
https://en.wiktionary.org › wiki › Josué
.

What was Jesus last name? ›

What was Jesus's Real Name? - YouTube

Which religion did Jesus follow? ›

Of course, Jesus was a Jew. He was born of a Jewish mother, in Galilee, a Jewish part of the world. All of his friends, associates, colleagues, disciples, all of them were Jews. He regularly worshipped in Jewish communal worship, what we call synagogues.

What are the elements of foreshadowing? ›

Here are some common examples of elements used as foreshadowing:
  • Dialogue, such as “I have a bad feeling about this”
  • Symbols, such as blood, certain colors, types of birds, weapons.
  • Weather motifs, such as storm clouds, wind, rain, clearing skies.
  • Omens, such as prophecies or broken mirror.

How is Okonkwo's death foreshadowed? ›

Just as clues predict Nwoye's conversion, clues also predict Okonkwo's suicide. The first clue comes early in the novel, when a farmer succumbs to despair following a particularly devastating yam harvest: “One man tied his cloth to a tree branch and hanged himself,” just like Okonkwo will do at the novel's conclusion.

What is the symbol of the necklace? ›

The necklace symbolizes the life that Madame Mathilde Loisel yearns for but cannot have, especially now that she has to repay the loans for losing the original necklace. Her greed for that life becomes the eventual demise of her life.

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