Messiah Yeshua, Part 3

If you are looking for posts about “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” scroll down to “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 1” and “The Jesus-Tomb Deception, Part 2.”

This is part 3 of a series on the Messiahship of Yeshua. How do we know he is the Messiah? Why bother to put our faith in him at all?

Part 1 and 2 were about the Torah themes of sacrifice, separation, and redemption. Beginning in Part 3, we will talk about the roots of the Messiah concept, Jewish messianic expectation in Yeshua’s time, and how Yeshua saw himself fitting into this picture.

To begin to understand the concept of Messiah, you have to understand the promise God made to King David:

I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men, but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him (2 Samuel 7:14-15).

God promised David an unending line of heirs on the throne. That promise came to an end in 605 B.C.E. when the last Davidic king, Jehoiachin, was taken captive by Nebuchednezzar of Babylon.

The whole idea of the Messiah is this: when will God keep his promise and restore David’s throne. From that beginning, the prophets promised a king who would come and restore Israel and bring an age of peace, prosperity, and holiness. Here are some key prophecies:

David’s Line Established Forever
(2 Sam 7:12-16).

David’s Line Comes to an End
(2 Kings 24:12).

The Promise still expected in Israel
(Psalm 89).

Zerubbabel a hopeful for King after Exile
(Haggai 2:21-23).

A Davidic King Promised in the Age to Come
Hosea 3:5 (David, their King).
Micah 5:1-4 (A Ruler from of Old).
Isaiah 9:1-7 (Light of Galilee, Prince of Peace).
Isaiah 11:1-16 (Root of Jesse, Righteous Judge).
Isaiah 61:1-3 (Healer of the Broken-Hearted).
Jeremiah 23:5-6 (Branch of David).
Jeremiah 30:21 (The Leader in the Last Days).
Jeremiah 33:14-26 (Branch of David).
Ezekiel 21:25-27 (The One to whom it Belongs).
Ezekiel 34:23-21 (The One Shepherd).
Ezekiel 37:24-28 (David, my Servant).
Daniel 7:13-14 (Son of Man).
Zechariah 9:9-10 (The King on a Donkey).

In “Messiah Yeshua, Part 4,” we will look at Jewish and Christian ideas of Messiahas well as Jewish expectation from the first century.

About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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