Messianic Prophecy in Old Testament

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Old Testament Survey Final Paper

Abraham leading Isaac to Moriah

By:Denise Grosskopf Feb. 15, 2011

Messianic Scripture O.T. Survey
The Old Testament of the Bible is loaded with Messianic prophecies. From whom the Messiah will be to what the Messiah will do; you can find it prophesied about in the Old Testament. Messianic prophecy is in each book of the Old Testament and is fulfilled in the New Testament; beginning in the book of Genesis and each book after foretelling very specific aspects of the Messiah to come. Many who read the Bible miss these important concepts. Some take note of them; yet spend little time in understanding the fullness of the prophecies. None can deny that the Old Testament is important in understanding Biblical history as well as whom Christ is.

When tracing Messianic prophecy throughout the Old Testament many concepts repeat themselves in many different eras in Biblical History.
I have chosen for the purpose of this paper to trace Is. 53.10”Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.” As you read Chapter 53 of Isaiah take note of the most amazing prediction of Christ’s death on the cross. Many verses explain why it was the Lord’s will to crush Christ. The word crush has synonyms some of those are: wounded, or pierced, referring to His death on the cross, pierced by nails (2) bruised, which means “crushed” as under a burden, the weight of sin which was laid on Him; (3) chastised, or punished as though He had broken the law, in this case with stripes from the scourging. (Wiersbe 1993) The portion of Is. 53.10 that says “he will see his offspring and prolong his days;” does not refer...
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