22. December, 2016Uncategorized

Prophecy Project

The goal of this project is to examine some of the many Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, and see if these prophecies have come true.  Our premise is that if there are legitimate prophecies in the Old Testament of future events which the human author could not possibly have known on his own, then there must have been supernatural intervention in giving these prophecies.  If this is true, this would indicate that the Old Testament must be reliable, because God was involved in its writing.

General dating of the Biblical books:

Isaiah: written in the 8th century B.C.

Micah: a contemporary of Isaiah

Jeremiah: written in the 7th century B.C.

Zechariah: written in the 6th century B.C.

Job: written as early as 2000 B.C., as late as 6th century B.C.

Psalm 22: written by King David


A Selection of Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah:

From the New International Version of the Bible: 1)Job 19:25-27    2) Psalm 22:16-18             3)Zechariah 11:10-13

From the New American Bible (or others): 1)Jeremiah 23:4-6     2)Micah 5:1         3)Zechariah 9:9                 4) Zechariah 12:10

5) Isaiah 7:10-14        6) Isaiah 9:5-6    7) Isaiah 53:1-6                  8) Isaiah 53:7      9) Isaiah 53:8-9

10) Isaiah 53:10-12

Your first task is to find out what the Old Testament prophecies specifically say about the promised Messiah.  Write this down in your notes, along with the approximate date of when it was written.  Your second task is to discover how Jesus fulfilled each prophecy.  Below is a list of 13 passages from the New Testament in no particular order.  Read each one, and match each passage with the corresponding Old Testament passage.  Some choices might seem to fit more than one passage, but you want to find the best choice for each one.  Therefore, use each passage only once, and write the results in your notebooks.

New Testament fulfillment passages:

  1. John 1:1,14-16
  2. Mark 15:22-32
  3. John 19:31-35
  4. Matthew 27:11-14
  5. Luke 2:1-5
  6. Luke 2:6-7
  7. Luke 19:28-35
  8. Matthew 1:1-17
  9. Matthew 27:1-7
  10. Matthew 27:57-61
  11. Luke 1:26-35
  12. Luke 24:1-12
  13. Matthew 26:26-28