What Happened to
G-d's Meshiach?

Baruch Haba v'Shem Adonai

HE WAS DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN.

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  700 B.C.E.
(See the Crucifixion narratives in all four Gospels in the B'rit Chadasha.)


HE WAS HATED WITHOUT CAUSE.

Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. 1000 B.C.E.

Isaiah 49:7 This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you." 700 B.C.E.

    
John 7:48-49 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? [49] No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them."

John 15:24-25 [24] If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.  [25] But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: `They hated me without reason.'

    

HE WAS CUT OFF FROM HIS PEOPLE.

Daniel 9:25-26a [25] "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks [i.e., seven-year periods] and sixty-two weeks [total = 69 'weeks of years', i.e., 483 years]; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. [26a] "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. 538 B.C.E.


HE HAD TO COME BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE IN 70 C.E.

Daniel 9:25-26a [NKJV] [25] "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. [26a] "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.

        

King Artaxeres Longimanus of Persia issued the decree to rebuild the temple on March 15, 445 B.C.E.

Prophecy years  contain 360 days.

483 years of 360 days puts the cut-off date in April 30 C.E. -- "Palm Sunday" -- the day Yeshua of Nazareth in Galilee entered Jerusalem and was rejected -- cut off -- by the religious leaders.

Roman General Titus became a prince when his father, General Vepasian, became Emperor of Rome.

Despite specific orders by General Titus not to destroy the Temple, his soldiers destroyed it in 70 C.E.

The Temple was destroyed by the people of the prince who is to come.

        


HE WAS REJECTED BY RULERS.

Psalm 118:22-23 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone [cornerstone of a building]; [23] the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.  before 400 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 21:42 Yeshua said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:" `The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?

John 7:48-49a Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? [49a] No!

    

HE WAS REJECTED BY HIS OWN BROTHERS.

Psalms 69:8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons  1000 B.C.E.

    
Mark 3:20-21 [20] Then Yeshua entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. [21] When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

John 7:1-5 [1] After this, Yeshua went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. [2] But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, [3] Yeshua's brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. [4] No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." [5] For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

(Note: Yeshua's brothers later came to believe Him when He visited them after He arose from the dead. Two of them, Jacob ("James") and Jude, wrote books that are part of the B'rit Chadasha.)

    

HE WAS BETRAYED BY A FRIEND.

Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.  1000 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 26:14-15 [14] Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests [15] and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.

John 13:21,26 [21] After he had said this, Yeshua was troubled in spirit and testified, "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me." [26] Yeshua answered, "It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.

    

HE WAS BETRAYED FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER.

Zechariah 11:12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.  500 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 26:14-15 [14] Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests [15] and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
    

THE SILVER WAS RETURNED.
THEN IT WAS
USED TO BUY POTTER'S FIELD.

Zechariah 11:12-13 [12] I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. [13] And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"--the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.  500 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 27:3-10 [3] When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Yeshua was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. [4] "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility." [5] So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. [6] The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money." [7] So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. [8] That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. [9] Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, [10] and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
    

HIS FOLLOWERS SCATTERED.

Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones."  500 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 26:31 Then Yeshua told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: " `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'"
    

HE WAS BEATEN WITH A ROD.

Micah 5:1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod. 700 B.C.E.

    
Mark 15:19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they [mockingly] paid homage to him.
    

HE WAS GIVEN VINEGAR AND GALL TO DRINK.

Psalm 69:21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.  1000 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 27:34 There they offered Yeshua wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.

Matthew 27:48  Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Yeshua to drink.

    

HIS HANDS AND FEET WERE NAILED.

Psalm 22:16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.  1000 B.C.E.

    
John 20:25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!"  But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."
    

HE WAS CRUSHED FOR OUR INIQUITIES.

Isaiah 53:5-6 [5] But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. [6] We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  700 B.C.E.

    
Romans 4: 25  He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

1 Corinthians 15:3 *[NAB] I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Messiah died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures
*NAB=New American Bible (not NASB=New American Standard Bible)

    

HE TOOK THE PUNISHMENT WE DESERVE.

Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. 1000 B.C.E.

Isaiah 53:5-6 [5] But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. [6] We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  700 B.C.E.

    
Romans 4: 25  He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

1 Corinthians 15:3 [NAB] I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Messiah died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures

    

HE WAS PIERCED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  700 B.C.E.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.  500 B.C.E.

    
John 19:33-34; 36-37  [33] But when they came to Yeshua and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.  [34] Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Yeshua' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. [36] These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken," [37] and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced."
    

NONE OF HIS BONES WERE BROKEN.

Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.  1000 B.C.E.

Psalm 34:20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.  1000 B.C.E.

The Romans normally broke the legs of crucifixion victims.  And yet, a thousand years before the Crucifixion of Messiah, King David foretold that the Messiah would die in an unusual way.

    
John 19:33; 36a [33] But when they came to Yeshua and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. [36a] These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
    

SOLDIERS GAMBLED FOR HIS CLOTHES.

Psalm 22:18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.  1000 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
    

HE WAS BRUTALLY KILLED.

Isaiah 53:8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.  700 B.C.E.
(See all four Gospels in the B'rit Chadasha)


HE WAS ASSIGNED A GRAVE WITH THE WICKED . . .

Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death 700 B.C.E.

Crucifixion was normally reserved for criminals and people the Romans wanted to "make an example of".  As a crucifixion victim, Messiah would have been assigned a grave (if any) with such people.


BUT HE WAS BURIED IN A RICH MAN'S TOMB.

Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ...  700 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 27:57,59-60 [57] As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Yeshua. [59] Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, [60] and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
    

HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD.

Isaiah 53:8, 11 [8] By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. [11] After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied(1); by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.  700 B.C.E.

(1) Note that the first part of Verse 11 is not in the Massoretic Text but is in both the Textus Receptus and the Majority Text manuscript sets.

Psalm 16:9-10 [9] Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, [10] because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.  1000 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 28:2, 5-7, 9 [2] There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. [5] The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Yeshua, who was crucified. [6] He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. [7] Then go quickly and tell his disciples: `He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." [9] Suddenly Yeshua met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.
    

HE WAS GIVEN AN ETERNAL KINGDOM.

Daniel 7:13-14 [13] "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. [14] He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. 538 B.C.E.

    
Matthew 28:17-19a [17] When they saw him [after the Resurrection], they worshiped him; but some doubted. [18] Then Yeshua came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [19a] Therefore go and make disciples of all nations
    


??? WHY DID HE DO THIS ???

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Messiah died for us.

John 3:16-18 [16] For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. [17] For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. [18] Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.


HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?

Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.


G-D WILL JUDGE ALL WHO REJECT HIS MESSIAH.

Deuteronomy 18:18-19 [18] I will raise up for them a prophet like you [Moses] from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. [19] If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. 1400 B.C.E.

    
John 3:18 Whoever believes in him [Yeshua] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 5:23b He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

    

If Messiah did not come,
G-d must have lied!

IS  YESHUA  THE  MESSIAH?
WHAT  ARE  THE  ODDS?


SOURCE NOTES
Unless noted, quotes are from New International Version (NIV)
NJPS = Tanakh, New Jewish Publishing Society Version
NKJV = New King James Version
Christianized English words restored to Hebrew:
    Jesus -- Yeshua  (Salvation, Savior)
Christ -- Messiah  (Chosen One)
James --
Jacob

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