In Amos 8, the prophet declares (NIV trans.):
11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will
send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for
water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east,
searching for the word of the Lord, but ...
The existing answer provides a learned and fascinating discussion for tracing the interpretative history of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (often conveniently abbreviated to "Isaiah 53", the so-called "Fourth Servant Song") from roughly the 1st C. CE. Thus, the conclusion...
We can ... be confident that first century converts to Christianity did not invent the idea ...
When Jesus said that the scribes and Pharisees would be charged for the murder of all the prophets, that is, from Abel to Zechariah, he indicated what he considered to be the Hebrew canon. He was speaking according to the traditional Jewish canon, in which Chronicles is listed as the last book and in which Zechariah is killed at 2 Chronicles 24:20, 21.
You are confusing titles with proper names.
Yesh'ua (Heb.) is rendered "Jesus" or "Joshua" today. It is his given name. It means "Jehovah Saves."
Christos (Greek) is a title translating the Hebrew "Messiah" or "Annointed One." It highlights his annointed and special status.
Immanuel (Heb.) is a simple Hebrew construction that says "God is with us." It is ...
First, it should be noted that even if Jews did not view the passage as Messianic before Jesus, that does not prove that it is a invalid interpretation. In Old Testament times, Biblical prophecies were often not recognized until they were fulfilled. That said, let's look at the evidence.
Targum Jonathan ben Uziel
The Targums are interpretative translations ...
The Epistle of Barnabas is not considered canon. Sticking purely to canon, the bible is very explicit that we do not know. The world could end tomorrow. Or this afternoon. Or 10,000 years from now:
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.
No one knows about that day or hour, ...
The Mystery of the Temple's 'Molten Metals'
Two recent apologists told the story, apparently independently, of molten gold seeping between the temple`s foundation stones during the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. Both implied the source was Josephus, but neither provided references. Unfortunately, both had theological motivations for adding these details to ...
My response comes from this article about OT prophecy about Jesus from Nazareth.
It basically states that there is no direct Old-Testament reference to Nazareth. The article postulates two explanations:
1) It was a reference that Jesus would be despised.
He says 'prophets,' plural. It could be that Matthew was referring to several Old Testament ...
1. Schools of the Prophets in the Old Testament
Many well known commentaries explain the "sons of the prophets" referred to on multiple occasions in the Old Testament [1 Kings 20:35; 2 Kings 2:3,5,7,15; 4:1,38; 5:22; 6:1; 9:1] as:
...the schools of the prophets... - Benson, Pulpit, Matthew Henry
...a school of the prophets... - Gill
I believe they have for 1914 & 1925, but I may be missing some years.
Adding some info from the below source per request;
1899 "...the 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation
16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of
earth's present rulership, is already commenced," (The Time Is at
Hand, 1908 edition, p. ...
Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like
to name the child. He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's
astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
He had all the time prior to this to write it out to her. That is most likely how he would have communicated it to her. Zechariah writing here is just to show everyone else.
The passage is most likely referring to the nation of Babylon.
Per ESV Study Bible Note:
Jer. 6:22–23 great nation. Babylon. the farthest parts of the earth. Babylon’s army had outposts all over the ancient world. This army has no mercy; its horses are so numerous that their thundering hoofs sound like the roaring sea (4:13, 29).
Abram to Abraham
God had promised Abram that he would have a son and that it would be through his wife Sarai. Abram's name means "Exalted Father", which may have proven to be an embarrassment as he aged without children. This fits with God's promise, but he didn't receive that name from God but from his father.
God gives him the name "...
Jesus' contemporary followers not only believed in "a god", they had a common understanding of the existence and nature of God, because his mission was to the people of Israel (cf. Jesus answer to the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:14: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel"). This is not to assert that all of Jesus' followers came from the ...
Yes. Daniel, who wrote during the Babylonian Empire prophesied that Messiah would come after four succesive Kingdoms. One which had already existed, the Babylonian, would be taken over by the Persian, then the Persian taken over by the Greek. The Greek then taken over by the Roman, then Messiah overthrowing the Roman. This is not just a Christian re-...
Burton L. Mack, Professor of early Christianity at the School of Theology at Claremont, says one can ask any question of the Bible and get some kind of answer. If the first answer does not appear to be helpful, one can look for another answer to the same question, until the right answer appears. In Who Wrote the New Testament, page 299, he says this is a ...
The basis of this identification comes from Revelation 17:9-10.
This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while.
The "seven mountains on which the woman is ...
To start with, it might be helpful to clarify the terms used here.
Manuscript Evidence is a term that is well defined outside of Christianity, in the field of Textual Criticism.
Textual criticism (or lower criticism) is a branch of literary
criticism that is concerned with the identification and removal of
transcription errors in ...
This idea primarily comes from the teachings of Ellen G. White, whom the Seventh-day Adventists consider a modern-day prophet.
Early Writings, p 65:
The pope has changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first
day. He has thought to change the very commandment that was given to
cause man to remember his Creator. He has thought to change the
John Calvin does indeed treat this verse. He says:1
By saying אולי, auli, “if peradventure,” he made use of a common mode of speaking. God indeed has perfect knowledge of all events, nor had he any doubt respecting what would take place, when the prophets had discharged their duties; but what is pointed out here, and also condemned, is the obstinacy of the ...
The Protestant view has been taken from the Jews. It was the Jews who did not recognise the apocryphal writings as inspired.
A personal view is that the 62 weeks in Daniel 9:25 is 434 years of prophetic silence from the end of the OT (with the completion of Nehemiah) in 408 BC, to the start of the ministry of John the Baptist. This is based on a crucifixion ...
In Ezekiel 37, the prophet has a vision of a valley of "dry bones." When asked if these bones could yet live, Ezekiel wisely says, "You alone know, O Lord." (v3) After this, the Lord miraculously makes the bones come together and come alive.
It is explicitly stated in that chapter, that this refers to the people of Israel being re-established in the land ...
Prophetically speaking, there are a few possibilities.
The Great Eagle
In Revelation 12, the Scriptures speak of a "woman" who gives birth to a "male child" who is to "rule all the nations". It is understood that the woman here is speaking of Israel, as Jesus was born of Israel and will one day rule the nations.
It also speaks of a Satan who sought to ...
Jonah 1:2 says
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." (NIV)
So, we can say from there that they had sinned greatly in the eyes of God, and had they not repented, they would be destroyed (Jonah 3:4 says "...Nineveh will be overthrown"). Of course, your question was "why Nineveh in particular?"...
What prophecy was about Timothy?
Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according
to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them
mightest war a good warfare;
Both the Amplified and the Weust translations use the phrase "prophetic intimations" for the word "prophecies" in the KJV. This might mean that what was ...