re-establishment of Israel and the re-gathering of the Jewish people to the
land prophesied in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36?
True or False
Not only is
Israels re-establishment as a nation prophesied by Jeremiah and Ezekiel, but by other
prophets like Joel and Zechariah as well. God foretold events in the Torah (Deuteronomy
28-30) that would happen to the nation of Israel in terms of blessings, curses, and
asks, "can a country be born in a day or a nation brought forth in a
moment?" Is this passage speaking about Israel?
True or False
Whoever heard of a
recognized state being established by a vote of other nations (United Nations)?
And on May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was officially established as
a homeland for the Jewish people. A people scattered throughout the world, without a
government, without a military, without a currency, without a common language. It was a
Israel the "apple of His eye" in Zechariah 2:8. If this is so, are
all forms of anti-Semitism in conflict with the teachings of the Bible?
True or False
Anti-Semitism is the result of a spiritual battle between the God of the
universe and Satan, the god of this world. An example of Satans attack upon man is found in
the book of Job. In Exodus 19:5, God
called Israel His treasured possession
a kingdom of priests and a holy
nation." In Isaiah
7:14 and 9:6-7 a messiah was promised who would bring salvation to
Israel and the nations. Satan has attempted to undermine that plan,
distorting the identity of the Messiah and thwarting Gods
full restoration of Israel.
and belief in the messiah who will usher in Godís kingdom is:
(a) African; (b) Chinese;
Jewish; (d) Spanish
The concept of a Messiah is
Jewish. The Hebrew Scriptures and the Talmud have hundreds of references to the Messiah. For example: to be the seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15); to be of the tribe of
Judah (Genesis 49:10); to be of the seed of David (Isaiah 11:10); to be
a prophet greater than Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19); to minister to Israel and
the nations (Isaiah 49:1-8); to perform miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6); to
ascend into heaven (Psalm 68:18); to be a intercessor (Isaiah 59:16).
the prophet Micah in chapter 5, the Jewish Messiah would be born in:
(a) Brooklyn, New
York; (b) Bethlehem, Israel; (c) Rome, Italy; (d) London, England
Israels Messiah would
be born in Bethlehem according to Micah 5:2 the birthplace of King David. The Talmud calls
the Messiah the Son of Joseph and Son of David. Interestingly enough, the New Testament
has similar references in Matthew 21:9 16 and 22:41-45 and Luke 3:23-38.
Daniel in chapter 9:25-27 wrote that the Messiah would come before:
(a) the destruction of the Temple in 70
CE (AD); (b) the flood of Noah; (c) the introduction of klezmer music;
(d) bagels were invented
This is an irrefutable
Scripture passage that gives an event and time frame before which the Messiah would
appear. It states without qualification that the "anointed one" (Messiah),
would be cut off before the destruction of the Temple and City of Jerusalem. This event
occurred in 70 CE (AD).
What was the
purpose of the sacrificial system in Israel?
(a) to provide heating
for the Israelites; (b) to provide for fire drills; (c) to
herd size; (d) to provide an atonement for the sins of the people
Right after the sinful fall of Adam and Eve, God instituted the
ceremony of sacrificial offerings (Genesis 4 and 8) to continually remind people
that there is a consequence for sin. The object lesson required sacrifices of an
unblemished animal for the sins of the people. However the daily sacrifices were not a
permanent solution, and no number of animals could ever become the final sacrifice for
sin. God provided the ultimate atonement for our iniquities through the Messiah.
weekly reading of the Haftarah in the synagogue, Isaiah 53 is skipped. Why?
(a) the Hebrew is too difficult to
pronounce; (b) there are only 52 weeks in a year; (c) the English translation
makes no sense; (d) it is too controversial - describing the suffering role of the
Messiah and His atonement for sin
Isaiah 53 is a powerful
messianic chapter that indicates "the Messiah would take up our infirmities and carry
he would be pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our
be led like a lamb to the slaughter
be assigned a grave with the
no deceit would be found in his mouth
He would bear the sin of many and
make intercession for the transgressors." Some say this passage is talking about
Israel rather than an individual. However, a careful examination of the context and the
pronouns indicates that Israels suffering has not been as a sacrifice for sin and
intercession for transgressors. This biblical passage, without any doubt, is speaking about an
Zechariah 9:9, a messianic prophecy, describe Messiah King's entrance
riding a camel; (b) riding a horse; (c) riding a dinosaur; (d) riding a donkey
"Rejoice greatly, O Daughter
of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to
you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a
colt, the foal of a donkey." This messianic proclamation and
fulfillment is also found in Matthew 21:4-11.
prophet Zechariah, in chapter 12:10, speaking about Israel when he
writes, "they will look on me, the one they have pierced, and mourn for
him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one
grieves for a first-born son?"
True or False
The Talmud states,
"Messiah son of Joseph was slain, as it is written, "They shall look unto me
whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for his only son. (Zechariah
12:10 - Sukkot 52a). According to biblical prophecy, there will come a day when
the people of Israel will recognize the Messiah who was pierced for our sins, and
they will weep.
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