To fulfil what was spoken – the virgin is with child

“Hear now, O house of David? Is it too little for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; Behold, the maiden conceives and bears a son, and she shall call his name Immanuel. Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may […]

Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38)

The story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37 to 50) is interrupted in Genesis chapter 38 by a record of the origins of the tribe of Judah. Joseph prefigured Messiah in many details of his life, i.e. as the chosen son, whom his brothers despised and rejected, but later bowed down to,[1] but Joseph was not […]

Born to be King

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa 9:6) Christians are prone to think of Jesus perpetually in […]

Messiah Son of David

“Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: My eyes fail while I wait for my God. They that […]

Why did so many Jews miss the Messiah?

The promise of the Messiah-King is the principal theme of Biblical prophecy from Genesis to Malachi. The apostle Peter says that the prophets searched intently trying to find out the time and circumstances that the Spirit of Messiah was pointing to and that even angels longed to look into these things (1 Peter 1:10). The […]

The Sign of Jonah

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation … The […]

From Exile to the Promised Land

The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live […]

The Resurrection and vindication of the Messiah

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay (Psalm 16:9-10). During periods of oppression the messianic hope became closely identified with the national aspirations of the people. The Son of […]

Omens of Destruction | Zechariah 11

Forty years before the destruction of the Temple … the doors of the Temple used to open of their own accord, until Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai rebuked them saying, “O Sanctuary, Sanctuary! why dost thou terrify thyself? I know well that thine end is to be destroyed, for Zechariah the son of Iddo prophesied concerning […]

‘Yeshua’ in the Tenach

The Name ‘Jesus’ in the Old Testament Something very interesting occurred one spring in St. Louis. I was visiting in the home of our friends, Brother and Mrs. Charles Siegelman, and another Jewish man was present there. He claimed Jewish orthodoxy for his creed. Of course the conversation centred around Him Who is the Centre […]