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Even modern Christian scholars reject the so-called Old Testament proof texts about Jesus. Just check most modern Christian Bible commentaries and translations.

Christian reject the - proof about Jesus. check Christian commentaries and translations.

Those “Christian” who reject the - proof to which you refer are the very same who reject any clear expectation of a Messiah of any kind—Jewish or Christian—in the Hebrew Scriptures. Their findings are as incompatible with traditional Judaism as they are with traditional Christianity. On the other hand—and you might find this interesting— of these very same fully recognize the New methods of interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures as thoroughly Jewish, in keeping with the style of the Dead Sea Scrolls and later Rabbinic writings, except often more sober! In any case, the real issue is not whether these believe that Jesus is the prophesied Messiah of the Tanakh. The issue is: Is Jesus, in fact, that prophesied Messiah?

The point of this objection is not whether or not Jesus is the Messiah spoken of in the Hebrew ; the point is whether or not Christian believe that he is. The answer is really quite simple: Christian who accept the New as the inspired, infallible Word of God believe that Jesus fulfilled the Messianic prophecies; Christian who reject the New as the inspired, infallible Word of God are not in agreement on this. But they are not in agreement on many other issues that Christians consider to be fundamentals of the faith (such as the Messiah’s virgin birth, his literal resurrection from the dead, salvation being found only in him, etc.), and thus they separate themselves from the vast majority of Christian believers through the centuries. Some would say that in a certain sense, they are “Christian” in name only, since they deny the foundations of “Christianity.”

It’s also interesting to note that these same who reject the New as the inspired, infallible Word of God also reject the Hebrew Scriptures as the inspired, infallible Word of God. And many of them reject the idea that Jesus fulfilled the Messianic prophecies simply because they don’t believe the prophets actually prophesied about a Messiah! , their problem is not necessarily with Yeshua; their problem is with a whole different set of beliefs.

A similar situation can be found in Judaism. Reform Jews deny the binding authority of the Torah; they deny the verbal inspiration of the Five Books of Moses; they deny that Moses wrote the Five Books; they deny that there was an oral law going back to Moses; they deny that there will be a literal Messiah who will reign on the earth. The list could easily be multiplied, but the bottom line is this: Jewish who are fundamentalist believers—representing the minority of those who teach at Jewish seminaries and institutes of higher learning in America—literally believe all these things which liberal Jewish —representing the majority of Jewish professors in America—reject.

What does this prove? Simply that “believers” hold to one set of beliefs and “nonbelievers” don’t hold to those beliefs. , believing Christian believe that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies, and liberal (or nonbelieving) Christian don’t. Therefore, the objection raised here is factually untrue and really proves nothing.

More importantly, there are many learned Christian scholars, some of whom are recognized authorities in the Hebrew , the Hebrew language, biblical interpretation, Semitic studies, and Rabbinic literature, who believe that Yeshua fulfilled the Messianic prophecies and that the New authors rightly interpreted the prophecies of the Tanakh. This is true of the current generation of scholars, and it has been true for hundreds of years. Again, this does not prove that Yeshua is our promised Messiah, but it does prove that your objection is untrue and that many sincere, learned people find ample evidence to support their faith in Jesus (see vol. 1, 1.12).

Thus, it is not surprising that conservative Christian and Messianic Jewish commentaries on the continue to hold to the view that Yeshua fulfilled the Messianic prophecies; conservative Christian and Messianic Jewish studies on the Messianic prophecies themselves continue to support that same view; and the widely used Christian translations of the continue to translate the original in harmony with the view that Jesus fulfilled the prophetic Scriptures. (The widely used Christian versions of the are the New International Version, the New American Standard , and the New King James Version, all of which support the position I am taking here.) Of course, this does not prove that these commentaries, special studies, or translations are correct. It simply proves that the objection raised here is not true.

What is interesting is that many of the same liberal scholars who deny the verbal inspiration of the do recognize the Jewishness of the New Testament and the need to interpret these against the Jewish background of the day. Thus, while they may not actually believe that a given prophet delivered a specific prophecy about the Messiah—and consequently, they do not believe that Yeshua specifically fulfilled that prophecy—they often feel that the New Testament author who cited that prophecy was following normal Jewish/Rabbinic patterns of interpretation, as reflected in the Talmud, Targums, and Midrash. In other words, as the Talmudic rabbis interpreted the Hebrew , also did the authors of the New Testament, almost all of whom were Jews. What is more interesting is that some recent scholarly studies have demonstrated that the (Jewish) methods of interpretation reflected in the New Testament are more sober and biblically consistent than those of the (Jewish) Dead Sea Scrolls and later Jewish literature (meaning classical Rabbinic literature). (For more on this, see vol. 4, 5.1.)

, we return to where we started. The question is not, Which scholars believe Jesus is the promised Jewish Messiah? The question is, What do the prophecies say? As we have indicated clearly in answering the objections in this volume, the prophecies point to him.

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[1]Brown, M. L. (2003). Answering Jewish objections to Jesus, Volume 3: Messianic prophecy objections (164). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books.

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  1. ألف شكر لكم

    لفت نظرى هذا المحتوى جدا و حاوللت منذ فترة الحصول على الأربع مجلدات دول دون جدوى

    لو تكرمتم رفع الأربع مجدلدات جميعها و لو فترة وجيزة و حذفها مره اخرى

    و ألف شكر على المقاطع

    و لى نداء آخر يخص كتابين عن شهود يهوه و ثالث عن المورمون بنفس الاسم

    Jehovah’s Witnesses .. Answered Verse by Verse & Subject by Suject two books

  2. الأربعة مجلدات موجودة ورفعناها فعلا على الموقع هنا.
    لدينا هذا الكتاب الآخر