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The Hebrew Bible identifies the Messiah

The following article shows without a doubt that the "Old Testament" passages identify Messiah as the one who comes and is cut off before the Second Temple is destroyed; and they also identify the Messiah as being the one whom the nations come against. This disproves the claims that the references are to "a king of Ancient Israel"....


First, a mini Hebrew Lesson:

Hebrew is read from right to left. Vowels are not used although some letters are used like vowels.

...In Hebrew this means "Mashiach" (Messiah). See the below:

Let's check out Psalm 2:

Psalm 2: Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain? 2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed 3 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.' 4 He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the Lord hath them in derision. 5 Then will He speak unto them in His wrath, and affright them in His sore displeasure: 6 'Truly it is I that have established My king upon Zion, My holy mountain.' 7 I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me: 'Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.' 10 Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy are all they that take refuge in Him. (JPS)

..."and against His anointed" = Hebrew which is: "and against [or upon] His Mashiach".

Now take a look at Daniel 9:

Daniel 9: 24 Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to forgive iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal vision and prophet, and to anoint the most holy place. 25 Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem unto one anointed, a prince, shall be seven weeks; and for threescore and two weeks, it shall be built again, with broad place and moat, but in troublous times. 26 And after the threescore and two weeks shall an anointed one be cut off, and be no more; and the people of a prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; but his end shall be with a flood; and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (JPS)

"Anointed" in Hebrew = until Mashiach

"Anointed" in Hebrew = Mashiach

The prophet Daniel said Mashiach would come and He would be killed before the second temple was destroyed. It is clear in both Hebrew and in English. It is very clear from Scripture that Yeshua is Mashiach. Those who claim otherwise are calling the prophet Daniel (and Adonai) a LIAR.

The Psalms passage says that kings will come against God and against His Messiah. It also states that the Messiah is God's son and will be given the earth for His possession.

Proverbs 30: 4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?

Jeremiah 23: 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous shoot, and he shall reign as king and prosper, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called, the Lord is our righteousness. (JPS)