Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?

  • Which prophecies? There are prophecies about Saul and David and Isaiah and Paul others.
    – user43409
    Jan 4, 2019 at 4:48
  • @Mac'sMusings - Did Saul, David, Isaiah or Paul ever say that those were the prophecies exactly about them?
    – brilliant
    Jan 4, 2019 at 5:13
  • Now you are asking a different question. Lots of people had prophecies made about them including Timothy. To which prophecies are you alluding?
    – user43409
    Jan 4, 2019 at 5:15
  • It's still the same question. "To which prophecies are you alluding?" - To any prophecies (if any) contained in the Scriptures that these people would themselves state that they were about them.
    – brilliant
    Jan 4, 2019 at 5:54

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The below verses from the Gospel of John is where John the Baptist is quoting a prophecy about himself:

John 1:19-23 (NIV) Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”

They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.”

Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”

John the Baptist quoted from Isa 40:3:

Isa 40:3 (RSV) A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, Make straight in the desert a highway for our God".

Isa 40:3 (NASB) A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God".

Isa 40:3 (NKJV) The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God".

Isa 40:3 (TLB) Listen! I hear the voice of someone shouting, “Make a road for the Lord through the wilderness; make him a straight, smooth road through the desert".

  • This is what immediately came to my own mind. John the the Baptist stands out - Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist Matthew 11:11.
    – Nigel J
    Jan 4, 2019 at 12:57

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