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Prophecy Dispute

Messianic or Not?

One of the strongest dividing forces among believers in Yeshua and non-believing Jews appears in the area of messianic prophecy. Many of the prophecies claimed to be messianic by the Brit Chadasha are not viewed as messianic by modern rabbis. In this section we will examine some of these prophecies, such as Psalm 2 and 22, Daniel 9:25, Isaiah 53 and others, and interpret how these verses are messianic and how they were viewed as such by many ancient rabbis. These prophecies are important in that they explain many of the key concepts of Yeshua's mission during the First Century. This section will cover this important topic and answer many of the problems that often arise over this dispute.
      
Table of Contents
- Prophecy Overview
- Messiah Yeshua
- Psalm 22
- Psalm 72
- Isaiah 7:14
- Isaiah 9:6
- Isaiah 53
Prophecy Overview
- Response To A Skeptic
- Messianic Expectations in 1st Century Judaism
- Proof that Yeshua is the Messiah

- Why Should We Believe Jesus as the Messiah if He Didn't Fulfill All the Prophecies?
Messiah Yeshua
- Barukh haba b'Shem Adonai
- Yeshua: King Messiah

- Yeshua: King Messiah II
Psalm 22 
- Psalm 22: My God Why Have You Forsaken Me?
- Psalm 22: They Have Pierced Or Like a Lion?
Psalm 72
- Notes on Psalm 72
Psalm 110
- Psalm 110
Isaiah 7:14
- Isaiah 7:14
- Pagan Parallels to the Virgin Birth?

The Almah Controversy
- Introduction
- Almah
- Betulah
- "Problem" texts & Conclusion

Isaiah 9:6
- Prince of Peace
Isaiah 53
- The 53rd Chapter of Isaiah According to Jewish Interpreters