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Supplemental Notes:
of the
The Mystery of the Messiah
A review of the specifcations and require-
ments of the Jewish Messiah as detailed in
the Tanakh (the Old Testament Scriptures).
How Certain Can We Be?
A review of the mathematical implications
of a small sampling from the more than 300
predictions concerning the Jewish Messiah
in the Old Testament.

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Footprints of the Messiah
Part 1: The Mystery of the Messiah
A review of the specifcations and requirements of the
Jewish Messiah as detailed in the Tanakh (the Old
Testament Scriptures). This is an update of a study
originally published in 1992.
What Bible Study is mentioned 12 times in one book of
the Bible, was given by 7 different people, and is hardly
ever given today? Presenting Jesus as the Messiah
of Israel entirely from the Old Testament! Presented
by: Peter, Stephen, Philip, Paul, Apollos, Aquila, and
1) Acts 2:22-38 Peters 1
2) Acts 3:18-26 Peters 2
3) Acts 7 Stephen before the Sanhedrin
4) Acts 8:26-39 Philip and the Ethiopian Treasurer
5) Acts 9:20-22 Saul Preaches at Damascus
6) Acts 10:42-43 Peters sermon to the Gentiles
7) Acts 13:16-41 Pauls sermon at Antioch
8) Acts 17:2-3 Paul at Thessalonica
9) Acts 18:5 Paul at Corinth
10) Acts 18:24-28 Apollos, Aquila, & Priscilla at
Ephesus and Corinth
11) Acts 26:23 Paul preaches to Agrippa
12) Acts 28:23 Paul at Rome
And Jesus, the 8
, in Luke, for a total of 14:

13) Luke 24:13 On the Emmaus Road
14) Luke 24:44 In the Upper room
Gen 3:15 Seed of the Woman
Gen 3:20 Mother of all living
Gen 5 First mention of Gospel
Are there Hidden Messages in the Bible?
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but it is
the honor of kings to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2
A Riddle: Who is the oldest man in the Bible? Methu-
selah; he lived 969 years. Yet he died before his father!
How can that be? His father was Enoch At age 65,
something happened; he then walked with God for
300 yearsand then God took him (Gen 5:24).
-: muth, a root that means death.
: shalach, which means to bring, or to send
forth. Methuselah = His death shall bring.
Genealogy of Genesis 5

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In
the day that God created man, in the likeness of
God made he him; Male and female created he
them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.
Genesis 5:1-2
:s adomah, means man. The same 17 elements
that make up our body chemistry are the same
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17 elements that are found in the dust of the
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years,
and begat a son in his own likeness, after his
image; and called his name Seth:
Genesis 5:3
-: seth, which means appointed.
Eve said, For God hath appointed me another
seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Genesis 4:25
And the days of Adam after he had begotten
Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat
sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam
lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he
died. And Seth lived an hundred and fve years,
and begat Enos:
Genesis 5:4-6
:.s which means mortal, frail, or miserable.
It is from the root anash, to be incurable; used
of a wound, grief, woe, sickness, or wickedness.
And Enos lived ninety years, and begat
Kenan: And Enos lived after he begat Kenan eight
hundred and ffteen years, and begat sons and
daughters: And all the days of Enos were nine
hundred and fve years: and he died.
Genesis 5:9-11
. which can mean sorrow, dirge, or elegy.
(The precise denotation is somewhat elusive;
some study aids unfortunately presume
that Kenan is synonymous with Cainan.)
Balaam, looking down from the heights of Moab, uses a
pun upon the name of the Kenites when he prophesizes
their destruction (Num 24:21, 23).
And Kenan lived seventy years, and begat
Mahalalel: And Kenan lived after he begat
Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and
begat sons and daughters: And all the days of
Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and
he died.
Genesis 5:12-14
: which means blessed or praise; and
s El, the name for God. The Blessed God.
And Mahalalel lived sixty and fve years, and
begat Jared: And Mahalalel lived after he begat
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and
begat sons and daughters: And all the days of
Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and fve
years: and he died.
Genesis 5:15-17
Jared (Yared)

from the verb yaradh, meaning shall come
[Some authorities suggest that this might be an allu-
sion to the Sons of God who came down to corrupt
the daughters of men, resulting in the Nephilim of
Genesis 6.]
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he
begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons
and daughters: And all the days of Jared were
nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
Genesis 5:18-20
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. which means commencement, or teaching.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam,
prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord
cometh with ten thousands of his saints,To
execute judgment upon all, and to convince all
that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly
deeds which they have ungodly committed, and
of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners
have spoken against him.
Jude 14,15
Enochs Prophecy
We know the Lords coming is sure.
We know who will accompany the Lord
We know the purpose of His coming.
We know the result of the Lords coming.
Nadir of Apostasy
Enoch was translated (raptured?)
Midway between Adam and Abraham.
Elijah was translated
Midway between Abraham and Christ.
And Enoch lived sixty and fve years, and begat
Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after
he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and
begat sons and daughters: And all the days of
Enoch were three hundred sixty and fve years:
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not;
for God took him.
Genesis 5:21-24
By faith Enoch was translated that he should
not see death; and was not found, because God
had translated him: for before his translation he
had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:5
Enoch Walked with God
Not a casual stroll: 300 years (Heb 11:5).
Agreement; surrender; witness (Amos 3:3).
Privilege available today (Col 2:6; Gal 5:25; 2 Cor 5:7).
-: muth, a root that means death.
: shalach, which means to bring, or to send
forth. Methuselah = His death shall bring.
Enochs earliest prophecy was the name of his son,
Noahs grandfather. Muth, death, occurs 125 times in
the Old Testament.
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and
seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah
lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty
and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Methuselah were nine
hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
Genesis 5:25-27
: a root still evident today in our own English
word, lament or lamentation. Despairing.
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and
two years, and begat a son: And he called his
name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort
us concerning our work and toil of our hands,
because of the ground which the LORD hath
Genesis 5:28,29
. which is derived from nacham, to bring relief
or comfort = Comfort, or Rest.
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One Integrated Design
The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed;
The Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed.
Ten Attributes of the Messiah
[These notes were submitted by Matt Matsen, KI
1) Adam = Man - Mankind, everyone. And so it is writ-
ten, The frst man Adam became a living being. The
last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Cor 15:45).
2) Seth = Appointed - Is fxed in place. For God did not
appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our
Lord Jesus (1 Thess 5:9).
3) Enosh = Mortal - Human, Not everlasting but
fnite, has an ending point. And the Word became fesh
and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and
truth (Jn 1:14).
4) Kenan = Sorrow - Heartbreak, grief, anguish, pain.
And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then
His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down
to the ground (Lk 22:44).
5) Mahalalel = Blessed God - God who is worthy to be
honored in worship. Of whom are the fathers and from
whom, according to the fesh, Christ came, who is over
all, the eternally blessed God. Amen (Rom 9:5).
6) Jared = Shall Come Down - Will humble ones self,
descend to a lower level. And being found in appear-
ance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obe-
dient to the point of death, even the death of the cross
(Phil 2:8).
7) Enoch = Teaching. But Simon Peter answered Him,
Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of
eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. (John
8) Methuselah = His Death Shall Bring - His death
shall mark the beginning of something new. Much
more then, having now been justifed by His blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when
we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the
death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled,
we shall be saved by His life (Rom 5:9-10).
9) Lamech = Despairing - Hopeless. And about the
ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, say-
ing, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, My
God, why have You forsaken Me? (Mt 27:46, Ps 22:1).
10) Noah = Rest, Comfort - Peace of Mind or Spirit.
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest (Mt 11:28; Mk 5:15).

Leadership Roles
Deut 18:15-19 A great prophet
1 Sam 2:35 A faithful priest forever
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Ps 110:1-4 Melchizedek Thou art my
Gen 14:18-20 Bread & wine; tithes. Priest
+ King; vs. Levi & Judah
Ruth 1-4 Kinsman-Redeemer (Goel)
Isa 9:6,7 Prince of peace
Isa 11:1-5 Righteous Ruler
Isa 42:1-5 Servant Ruler
Isa 8:13-14 Sanctuary to some
Isa 59:20 The Redeemer
Ps 18:43 Foreigners shall serve Him
Messianic Identities
Ps 40:7 The Volume of the Book
Gen 49:10 The Scepter shall not depart
Isa 11:1-5 Stem of Jesse
Isa 22:21-25 Keys of David
Zech 3:8 The Branch
Zech 6:12 The Branch
Micah 5:2 Born in Bethlehem
Isa 61:1-3 His Mandate
Zech 9:9 Entry on a Donkey
Ezek 44:1-3 Closure of East Gate
God Has a Son
Isa 9:6 A Son is Given
Ps 2:6-12 Thou Art my Son
Prov 30:4 What is His Sons name?
Ps 91:14-16 Know my Name
Dan 11:32 People know their God
Micah 5:2 Pre-existence
Family Tree
Gen 22:18 Abraham
Gen 26:4 Isaac
Gen 28:14 Jacob
Gen 49:10 Judah The scepter shall
not depart...
Ruth 4 David
2 Sam 7:11-16 Promise to David
Isa 11:1-5 Stem of Jesse
Isa 22:21-25 Keys of David
Zech 3:8 The Branch
Zech 6:12 The Branch
Lukes vs. Matthews Genealogy
Matthew goes through the royal line down to Joseph,
the legal father of Jesus Christ. In the frst 17 verses
of Matthew, he makes the case that Jesus had legal
title to the Throne of David.
The Problem: The Messiah, the royal line, would
be from the tribe of Judah (Gen 49:10). The Messiah
would be from the line of David (Ruth 4:22; 2 Sam
7:11-16). The succession of the kings of Judah proved
to be, with only a few exceptions, a dismal chain. We
eventually encounter Jeconiah (aka Johoiachin) who is
so bad, God fnally pronounced a blood curse on him
(Jer 22:30).
How could the Messiah come from the royal line if
theres a blood curse on the royal line? Luke reveals
Gods solution in his genealogy.
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Why the Virgin Birth?
(Many theological reasons), but one simple reason is
to provide a way around the blood curse on Jeconiah.
Mary, having married within her tribe, carries the
inheritance: Heli would have adopted Joseph as his
son-in-law. As per the Torah exception provided for the
daughters of Zelophehad.
The Daughters of Zelophehad.
The Torah provides for inheritance through the daugh-
ter, if no sons were available and she married within
her tribe (Num 26:33; 27:1-11; 36:2-12; Josh 17:3-6; 1
Chr 7:15). By tradition, the father would legally adopt
his son-in-law in such cases (Ezra 2:61; Neh 7:63;
32:41; cf.1 Chr 2:21-23, 34-35; Num 27:3-8).
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years
of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,
which was the son of Heli,
Luke 3:23
nomi,zw, nomizo, reckoned as by lawJoseph was the
son-in-law of Heli [According to Lachmann, Tischen-
dorf, Tregelles, Alford, Westcott and Hort: Jerusalem
Talmud, Chag. 77,4. Cf. E.W. Bullinger, Number in
Scripture, Kregel, Grand Rapids, MI, from 1894 repro-
duction, p. 160 note.]
We discover that every detail in Scripture proves to be
deliberate and relevant and ultimately points to Jesus
Matthews genealogy goes from the top down. Lukes
(slightly different) genealogy goes in reverse order.
Luke lays out his genealogy in climatic order ( Cf. 1 Cor
15:22, 45; Rom 5:17). Adam (as were the angels) was a
direct creation of God. We are the sons of a fallen Adam
(cf. John 1:11,12).
Why did Samuel appoint a Benjamite to the kingship
rather than one from the tribe of Judah?
The Book of Ruth (Summary)
Some ostensible paradoxes:
Judah was the Royal tribe (Gen. 49:10). How could
Samuel anoint Saul from the tribe of Benjamin? (1 Sam
15:1). David wasnt ready yet. Prophesied in the days of
Judges (Ruth 4:12).
How could Boaz marry a Moabitess? The Law legally
forbade intermarriage (Deut 7:2,3). Especially to a
Moabite (Deut 23:3). Boazs mother was Rahab the
harlot (Mt 1:5). The Law shut Ruth out; grace took her
in (Rom 8:3,4).
Prophetic Points:
Boaz is a type of a kinsman redeemer;
Naomi is a type of Israel;
Ruth, the gentile, is taken as a wife;
Naomi meets Boaz through Ruth;
Ruth learns the ways from Naomi;
Ruth is at the feet of Boaz in threshing foor scene.
Prophetic Blessing / Marriage Toast (Ruth 4:11).
Famous in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; Ruth 4:12).
House like Perez? (Gen 38:6-29). Bastard ineligible
for inheritance until 10
generation (Deut 23:2).
The genealogy at the end of the book of Ruth shows
David at the 10
Genesis begins the story of Joseph in Gen 37, which
continues to the end in Gen 50. But in Gen 38 we
encounter a sordid episode where Judah is tricked
into having sex with his daughter-in-law Tamar, who
gives birth to two sons out of wedlock. (Why is this re-
corded here?) Pharez was the illegitimate son of Judah
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and Tamar (Gen 38:6-29). An illegitimate son cannot
inherit for 10 generations (Deut 23:2). The 10
tion from Pharez was David! (Ruth 4:12).
Messianic Genealogy
The most distinguished Family Tree in history.
Encrypted in Torah (Gen 38).
Prophesied in Judges (Ruth 4).
Evades the blood curse on Jeconiah (Jer 22:30).
Virgin Birth (Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14; Ps 69, 110).
Messiah to be Executed!
Dan 9:24-27 Messiah to be cut-off (karat =
executed) When: prior to 70 a.d.
Gen 22 Akedah: named prophetically (v. 14)
2000 years later: same spot, another
Father offers His Son
Isa 52:13-53:12 Why He suffered
Isa 49:16,
Zech 12:10 Nail prints
Isa 50:6 Beard plucked
Ps 22 From the cross, frst person singular
[First words: My God, My God...
Last words: It is fnished, literally,
Paid in Full!]
Zech 11:12-13 30 pieces of Silver; Given to the pot-
ter; all in the house of the Lord.
Zech 12:10 Whom they pierced
Zech 13:6 Wounds in His hands
Dead Sea Bombshell
The Dead Sea scrolls (from before 68 a.d.) make refer-
ence to a suffering Messiah whose hands and feet
were pierced, who suffered and died for the sins of the
people. Those living in the famous Jewish community
at Qumram were believers!
Satans Stratagem
It is interesting to note Satans repeated attempts
to eradicate the Messianic line from Eve onwards
throughout history. (Cf. Noahs Flood, et al.) From
Cain and Abel, to the slaughter of the infants in Egypt,
the repeated attempts to interrupt the royal line, even
to the slaughter of the babes in Bethlehem. (Summary:
see Rev 12.)
Yeshua Ha Meschiach
Micah 5:2 Messiah to be born in Bethlehem
Luke 2:8-11 Messiah born
Luke 2:21 Named Yeshua = salvation
He Is Who He Said He Is
John 8:58 The voice of the Burning Bush
Luke 1:32 He is going to establish the Throne
of David
Zech. 12:10 And they shall look upon me whom
they have pierced...
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you
the gospel which I preached unto you, which
also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By
which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory
what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed
in vain. For I delivered unto you frst of all
that which I also received, how that Christ died
for our sins according to the scriptures; And that
he was buried, and that he rose again the third
day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in
the whales belly; so shall the Son of man be three
days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12:40
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For by thy words thou shalt be justifed, and by
thy words thou shalt be condemned. Then certain
of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered,
saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil
and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
and there shall no sign be given to it, but the
sign of the prophet Jonas:
Matthew 12:37-39
Three Days
Christ (in the tomb)?
Old Testament:
1) Abraham (Isaac dead to him); Gen 22:4, Heb 11:19.
2) Joseph (dreams in prison); Gen 40.
3) Esther (fasted 3 days); Est 6:16.
4) Jonah (in the fsh); Mt 12:40.
5) Nation Israel (asks Jesus to return); Hos 6:2.
6) Tola worm; Ps 22:6.
7) Rahabs cord; Jos 2:15-18.
Psalm 22:6
Tola . - is the scarlet-worm, Cermes vermilio, a scale-
insect which feeds upon the oak, and which is used for
producing a red dye.
The female tola when it reproduces, climbs to a branch
of a tree and bears its eggs on it. When the eggs hatch
and become larvae, they eat the body of the mother
worm. The worm dies in the process, and a crimson spot
is left in the branch of the tree. Then, after three days,
the scarlet/crimson spot dries out and changes color to a
snow white colorand falls off and fakes away!

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall
be as wool.
Isaiah 1:18
Rahabs Scarlet Cord/Line
Then she let them down by a cord through the
window: for her house was upon the town wall,
and she dwelt upon the wall.
Joshua 2:15
: chebel = a) a rope, or cord; b) pain, sorrow, travail
Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt
bind this line of scarlet thread in the window
which thou didst let us down by: and thou
shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy
brethren, and all thy fathers household, home
unto thee.
Joshua 2:18
- tiqvah = a) a line, cord; b) hope, expectation
And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain,
lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves
there three days, until the pursuers be returned:
and afterward may ye go your way.
Joshua 2:16
Psalm 69: The Silent Years in Christs Life
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and
an alien unto my mothers children.
Psalm 69:8
: chebel a) a rope, or cord
b) pain, sorrow, travail
- tiqvah a) a line, cord
b) hope, expectation
3 days
The Cross
The Empty
3 days
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Mary had other children, which confrms the record
in the Gospels (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3). He became an alien
unto His mothers childrennot His fathers children
because Joseph was not His father. They were half-
brothers and half-sisters. It may have been a very
unhappy home.
This verse tells a lot we would not know otherwise.
Possibly her boys, James, Judas and Joses, said to her,
Mother, we heard somebody said that Jesus is not
really our brother. They said that nobody knows who
His father is. It must have been interesting when they
later discover who He really is!!
This verse also teaches the virgin birth of Christ.
Is not this the carpenters son? is not his mother
called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses,
and Simon, and Judas?
Matthew 13:35
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and
I was the song of the drunkards.
Psalm 69:12
The drunkards at the local bar made up dirty little
ditties about Him and His mother. Those who are sit-
ting in the gate are the high offcials of the town, the
judges. The best people in Nazareth also spoke against
Him. (You know how forgiving small towns are!) His
life in Nazareth was not nice.
Why did He endure all of this? He was raised in a
town where He was called illegitimate in order that I
might be a legitimate son of God. The Son of God bore
that for me on the cross; He paid the penalty for my
sins. We have no idea what He endured for 30 years in
order that we might have a clear title as a legitimate
son of God.
Footprints of Messiah
Part 2: How Certain Can We Be?
Prophetic Scriptures
8,362 predictive verses;
1,817 predictions;
737 separate matters.
J. Barton Payne,
Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy
For we have not followed cunningly devised
fables, when we made known unto you the power
and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were
eyewitnesses of his majesty...We have also a more
sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well
that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in
a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day
star arise in your hearts:
2 Peter 1:16, 19

Until we can measure a thing, we really know
very little about it.
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
The Old Testament (The Tenach)
These Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Greek
by 270 b.c. They contain over 300 prophecies detailing
the Coming Messiah. Indebted to Peter Stoner, Science
Speaks (modifed). Can we measure our confdence that
Jesus really was who He said He was?
OT Prophecies Quoted in the Gospels
He was to be of Davids family (2 Sam 7:12-16; Ps
89:3-4; 110:1; 132:11; Isa 9:6, 7; 11:1).
He would be born of a virgin (Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14).
He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).
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He would sojourn in Egypt (Hos 11:1).
He would live in Galilee (Isa 9:1, 2) and in Nazareth
(Isa 11:1).
To be announced by an Elijah-like herald (Isa 40:3-5;
Mal 3:1; 4:5).
Would occasion massacre of Bethlehems children
(Gen 35:19-20; Jer 31:15).
Would proclaim a Jubilee to the world (Isa 58:6; 61:1).
His mission would include the Gentiles (Isa 42:1-4).
Ministry would be one of healing (Isa 53:4).
He would teach through parables (Isa 6:9-10; Ps 78:2).
He would be disbelieved, rejected by rulers (Ps 69:4;
118:22; Isa 6:10; 29:13; 53:1).
Would make a triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Zech
9:9; Ps 118:26).
Betrayed by friend for 30 pieces of silver (Zech 11:1-
13; Ps 41:9).
Would be like a smitten shepherd (Zech 13:7).
Would be given vinegar and gall (Ps 69:21).
They would cast lots for His garments (Ps 22:18).
His side would be pierced (Zech 12:10; Ps 22:16).
Not a bone would be broken (Ex 12:46; Num 9:12; Ps
Would die among malefactors (Isa 53:9, 12).
His dying words foretold (Ps 22:1; 31:5).
Would be buried by a rich man (Isa 53:9).
Rise from the dead on the 3
day (Gen 22:4; Ps 16:10-
11; Jonah 1:7; Hos 6:2).
Resurrection followed by destruction of Jerusalem
(Dan 9:26;11:31; 12:1,11).
...we are now going to examine just 8 of them:
Number 1
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be
little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of
thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be
ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting.
Micah 5:2
What is the probability of any person, taken at random,
of fulflling this?
p 10,000 / 1,000,000,000
p 10
/ 10
= 1:10

Number 2
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O
daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh
unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly,
and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the
foal of an ass.
Zechariah 9:9
How many have presented themselves as a king to
Jerusalem riding a donkey?

p 1:100
Number 3
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me
my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed
for my price thirty pieces of silver.
Zechariah 11:12
How many people have been betrayed for 30 pieces of
p 1:1,000
Number 4
And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter:
a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And
I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them
to the potter in the house of the Lord.
Zechariah 11:13
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he
saw that he was condemned, repented himself,
and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the
chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in
that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they
said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he
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cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged himself. And the
chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It
is not lawful for to put them into the treasury,
because it is the price of blood. And they took
counsel, and bought with them the potters feld,
to bury strangers in. Wherefore that feld was
called, The feld of blood, unto this day.
Matthew 27:4-8
The Precision of Zech 11:13
Price: 30 pieces of silver.
Location of the transaction: the House of the Lord
Who ends up with the money? The Potter.

p 1:100,000
Number 5
And one shall say unto him, What are these
wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer,
Those with which I was wounded in the house
of my friends.
Zechariah 13:6
Thomas Unbelief
But he [Thomas] said unto them, Except I shall see
in his hands the print of the nails, and put my fnger
into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into
his side, I will not believe.
John 20:25
And after eight days again his disciples were
within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus,
the doors being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to
Thomas, Reach hither thy fnger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it
into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him,
My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and
yet have believed.
John 20:26-29
Zechariah 13:6
How many people, taken at random, have been
wounded in their hands in the house of their

p 1:1,000
Number 6
He was oppressed, and he was afficted, yet he
opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers
is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Isaiah 53:7
How many prisoners, accused of a capital crime, make
no defense even though innocent?

p 1:1,000
Number 7
And he made his grave with the wicked, and
with the rich in his death; because he had done
no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Isaiah 53:9
How many died among the wicked, yet were buried
with the rich?
p 1:1,000
Number 8
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of
the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my
hands and my feet.
Psalm 22:16
(700 years before crucifxion invented)
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How many, taken at random, have died by having
hands and feet pierced?
p 1:10,000
Composite Probabilities
If a population has 60% male and 40% female, what
is the probability that one taken at random is female?
p = 0.4
If a population is 60% right handed and 40% left
handed, what is the probability that someone taken at
random is left handed?
p = 0.4
What is the probability of selecting a left-handed fe-
male? (see chart below).

p = 0.4 x 0.4 = .16
8 Prophecies Combined
Total population 100 billion (10
Combined probabilities:

= 10
A bucket of 10
silver dollars would fll the entire
state of Texas to a depth of two feet!
16 Prophecies Combined
Remember, there are over 300 to choose from; the next
8 would be more specifc (each less likely than the pre-
vious). Assuming no decrease in likelihoods:

x 10
= 10
= 10
How big of a bucket do we need now? A ball of silver
dollars with a radius that is 30 times the distance be-
tween the earth and the sun!
48 Prophecies Combined
Over 300 to choose from; assuming no decrease in

x 10
28 x
x 10
x 10
x 10
= 10

Combined probabilities: 10

Silver dollars wont work this one

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Make a ball of every atom in the universe: 10
Make one for each atom of the universe:

x 10
= 10
Repeat this exercise every second since the universe
x 10
= 10
vs. 10
? we are still short by 10
: 100,000,000
times and weve dealt with only 48 of over 300
[I am indebted to Peter Stoner for this illustration, Sci-
ence Speaks,]
The Most Amazing Ones
His detailed genealogy.
The specifc prediction of the precise day that the
Messiah would present Himself as King to Jerusa-
lem (Daniel 9).
Old Testament Midrashic Prophecies.
The Return of Christ to Rule
1,845 references in the Old Testament
17 books give prominence to the event
318 references in the New Testament
216 chapters
23 of 27 books give prominence to the event
For every prophecy of Christs 1st Coming there are
8 of His Second Coming!
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Jones, Alfred, Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names,
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Kaplan, Rabbi Aryeh, The Living Torah, Maznaim Pub-
lishing Corporation, Jerusalem, 1981.
Stoner, Peter, Science Speaks,
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