A Deeper Dive Into The Scriptures

Why There Are No Prophecies of Jesus In The Old Testament, Part I

Examples of How Evangelicals Twist the Ancient Scriptures

Keith Michael
13 min readMar 6, 2022

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A Note From Keith—This is probably the longest article I’ve written on Medium, but it’s probably one of the more important scholastic ones. In this article I take you on a deeper dive into the scriptures to illustrate how many Evangelical Bible scholars, even the good ones, will jettison critical (meaning exacting) scholarship on their way to upholding so-called holy tradition that has no basis in truth or fact. Hang on, it’s gonna be fun, easy to understand, but we’re going long this time and going deep …

Contents

Introduction
What Was A “Messiah” Anyway?
Jesus the Messiah?
Jesus the Human Sacrifice?
Pagan Christian Vs. Hebraic Jewish
Flawed Exegesis / Hermeneutics

Introduction

A meme has been circulating between Evangelicals on social media for a while claiming that the coming of “Jesus was prophesied 48 times in the Old Testament!” The meme then purports to say that the random chances of all of these prophecies being fulfilled is something like 10,000,000,000,000 to 1, unless of course they were deliberate.

It doesn’t really matter how whomever arrived at that this chance number, it’s all statistical gymnastics anyway; yet another sham analysis designed to fool people already duped by the manufactured history of the Church.

But is it true? Did the prophets actually write about the coming of Jesus?

The short unobtrusive answer is, No. Jesus is not prophesied even once in the Old Testament. Not as a savior nor as even a messiah.

So where did the prophecies of a “messiah” even come from?

Let me take you on a deep dive into the history of Christianity, the Scriptures, and the ancient Hebrews to find out why.

What Was A “Messiah” Anyway?

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Keith Michael

Having spent the better part of 40 years in the Church, I’m on a Crusade with millions of others being led by GOD to Reform the Church. KeithMichael.org