Messianic Texts in the Hebrew Bible

We’re busy camping and living the joy of the feast of Sukkot right now with other families from our congregation. But in the interest of serving my regular readers, I like to try to keep the posts coming even when I am too busy to write new stuff.

What I have below is simply a list of three kinds of Messianic texts in the Hebrew Bible. This list is from my book A New Look at the Old Testament (see it here).

Those who know me know that I resist seeing a Messianic prophecy behind very bush in the Sinai and Canaanite deserts. If you will take a minute to look at this list, read the texts that stand out to you, and think about it, I believe you may get a different perspective on Messianic prophecy than the usual stuff you hear.

Indirect Messianic Prophecies
Genesis 22:18 (Abraham’s seed).
Genesis 49:10 (Judah’s scepter).
Numbers 24:17-19 (The Star of Jacob).
2 Samuel 7:12-18 (The Son of God).
Psalm 2 (The Anointed Son).
Psalm 89 (The Davidic King).
Psalm 110 (The Priest like Melchizedek).
Amos 9:11 (The Fallen Booth of David).
Micah 2:12-13 (The King who Breaks).

Prophecies of King Messiah
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).

Prophecies of a Suffering Messiah
Isaiah 42:1-4 (The Gentle Servant).
Isaiah 49:1-7 (The Servant’s Despair).
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 (The Suffering Servant).
Daniel 9:25-26 (The Anointed One Cut Off).
Zechariah 12:10 (The Pierced One).


About Derek Leman

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