Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth



I suspect that Linus gave us the most popular popular reading of the Christmas story.  If you haven't seen it in a while, I hope you enjoy it here.




While all the prophecies of Jesus are significant, one might argue that, when it comes to  validating Jesus' identity, the prophecies of Jesus' birth are most important since these details are much more difficult to manufacture.




One of the things that was prophesied was Jesus' lineage. 



"Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord." Isaiah 11:1 (NASB).


Jesse was the father of King David, of the tribe of Judah.  Because Jesus was to be King (though not the kind the Jews were expecting), it was necessary for Jesus to be from this royal line.




Another scripture prophesies the location of His birth.

"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.  His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity."  Micah 5:2 (NASB).

Bethlehem is a small town near Jerusalem, in the land belonging  to the tribe of Judah.  Israel consisted of twelve tribes, named for and descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.  Once the Israelites arrived at the promised land, the land was divided by tribe.   King David was from Bethlehem.

"Now David was the son of the Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, whose name was Jesse, and he had eight sons." 1 Samuel 17:12 (NASB).

Jesus' family was living in Nazareth before Jesus was born, but not long before Jesus was born, the family traveled to Bethlehem.

"Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.  This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And everyone was on hi way to register for the census, each to his own city.  Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.  While they were there, the days were complete for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."  Luke 2:1-7 (NASB).




I've left the most controversial one for last. 

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:  Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel."  Isaiah 7:14 (NASB).

There is quite a bit of debate on the word "virgin" in this scripture.  Some would say that the Hebrew word "almah" simply meant an unmarried young woman.  It was, of course, expected that an unmarried young woman would be a virgin.  And Mary was described as such.

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:  when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.  And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.  But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18-20 (NASB).

This is a lengthy debate that I choose not to discuss in detail here, but if you do find that you have any questions, please feel free to ask me, or you can look at a couple sites on the issue I found during my research. 

This page describes the issue without delving very much into Hebrew and Greek.

If you are more interested in the original languages and various word choices, you can check out this page.




Details of Jesus' birth was prophesied in scripture, in several different books of the Bible.  After reading these few examples, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below, and I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Posted in , , . Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post.

72 Responses to Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth

  1. Kirra, thanks for your willingness to bring this subject to your blog. Great thoughts and I pray (as I'm sure you do as well) that others will see Jesus as we know Him and accept Him as their Savior. Thanks again. I enjoy reading your blog! Grace and peace be yours in abundance, Donna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Donna, I'm so glad you're enjoying the topic. I am as well. In a few weeks, I am going to touch on types and christophanies, instead of focusing on prophecy in specific. I'm also considering how to do a post on the Jews and why many of them reject Jesus in spite of the prophecies. Any input on that topic would be appreciated!

      Delete
  2. The problem is that all the parties involved would have been well aware of the prophercies. Jesus is a candidate precisely because he fits te profile. It is self fulfilling.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I realize that He could have been lucky several times, such as the circumstances of His birth, and He could have arranged some things, but there are plenty that He could not have achieved Himself. For example, He was buried in a rich man's tomb. His bones were not broken (very unusual for a crucifixion).

      Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies concerning His birth, death, and life. He could not have orchestrated every single one of those. Jesus fulfilled prophecy because God knew and told us about the things He would be and do long before He was on earth.

      Delete
  3. I think this is a good material for my Christmas theme this year. :)

    ~back to Quora

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad to be of help! Thanks for dropping by!

      Delete
  4. Great post. I'm dealing with many of these issues as well..
    Feel free to surf my web page : related web-site

    ReplyDelete
  5. Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate
    link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    Feel free to surf to my blog: fashion online shop

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my web site thus i got here to go back the desire?
    .I am attempting to find issues to enhance my website!
    I assume its good enough to make use of a
    few of your ideas!!

    my web site :: dolce gabbana outlet online

    ReplyDelete
  7. Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this
    technological globe the whole thing is existing on web?



    Feel free to visit my site - simply click the following site

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for finally talking about > "Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth" < Liked it!

    Here is my blog post :: privat krankenversicherungen

    ReplyDelete
  9. Someone essentially lend a hand to make seriously posts
    I might state. That is the first time I frequented your
    web page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular post incredible.
    Magnificent activity!

    Check out my page - free hosting company

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day.
    It will always be helpful to read through
    articles from other writers and practice a little something
    from other sites.

    Also visit my blog post; Business opportunity

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Here is my webpage ... billig kredite ohne schufa

    ReplyDelete
  12. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.

    I do believe that you need to publish more on
    this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but typically people do
    not discuss such issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

    Feel free to visit my blog; loan for debt consolidation

    ReplyDelete
  13. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!

    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!


    Also visit my weblog: ideas starting a business

    ReplyDelete
  14. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared
    to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.

    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about
    worries that they just don't know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    Stop by my web site vergleich krankenversicherung
    my web page > voraussetzungen private krankenversicherung

    ReplyDelete
  15. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I've really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I'll be subscribing for
    your rss feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!



    My page private krankenversicherung liste

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying this information.


    Feel free to visit my blog beitragsbemessungsgrenze private krankenkasse

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are truly wonderful ideas in about blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.


    Stop by my blog post ... work from home jobs

    ReplyDelete
  18. Saved as a favorite, I love your blog!

    Feel free to visit my page :: affiliate websites

    ReplyDelete
  19. My brother recommended I may like this web site.
    He was once totally right. This publish actually made my day.

    You can not imagine just how so much time I
    had spent for this info! Thank you!

    my homepage :: best hosting companies 2012

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's really a great and useful piece of info. I'm satisfied that
    you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed
    like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Also visit my site - best all inclusive resorts

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi there, its pleasant article on the topic of media print, we all know media is a impressive
    source of information.

    Here is my web page - Click this link

    ReplyDelete
  22. Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to say that I get in fact
    enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing in your feeds
    or even I achievement you get right of entry to consistently quickly.


    Also visit my page - credit cards with bad credit

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out.
    I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and
    superb design and style.

    Here is my web blog: Read Significantly more

    ReplyDelete
  24. Does your blog have a contact page? I'm having problems locating it but, I'd
    like to shoot you an e-mail. I've got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    Feel free to visit my web page; billie jean

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually recognise what you are
    speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also seek advice from
    my site =). We could have a link alternate arrangement between us

    My site - wedding ceremony

    ReplyDelete
  26. My brοthеr suggеѕted I might like
    this web site. He wаs once tοtаllу
    right. Thiѕ post trulу maԁe my day.
    You can not bеlieve simply hοw much timе I had spent for this info!
    Thank you!

    my hοmepage: Community Season 4 Episode 6 Free Stream

    ReplyDelete
  27. I likе the hеlρful information
    you ргoνiԁe in your аrticles.
    I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I'm quite sure I will learn a lοt of new
    stuff right heгe! Gooԁ lucκ foг the neхt!


    my ωeb-site ... Watch The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 16

    ReplyDelete
  28. Nice blog here! Also уour web site loads up fast! What web host
    аre you uѕing? Can I get your affiliate link to your
    host? I wіsh my wеb site loaԁed uρ as fast as yοurs
    lol

    Ηere is my web blog; Elementary Season 1 Episode 18 Free Stream

    ReplyDelete
  29. Very good article. I am experiencing some of these
    issues as well..

    Also visit my web blog - http://encyklopedia.novem.kei.pl/index.php?title=Hosting_Suggestions_To_Produce_Points_Much_Easier

    ReplyDelete
  30. What you published was very logical. But, what about this?
    suppose you added a little information? I am not saying your content is not solid.

    , however suppose you added a title that makes people want more?

    I mean "Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth" is kinda boring.

    You could peek at Yahoo's front page and watch how they create article headlines to get people interested. You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab people interested about what you've written.
    Just my opinion, it might bring your posts a little livelier.


    Look into my web-site: How to refinance A home equity Loan

    ReplyDelete
  31. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at
    this web site is truly fastidious.

    Take a look at my website - boats for sale

    ReplyDelete
  32. Τhankѕ for finally talkіng about > "Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth" < Liked it!

    Also visit my web site - Lost Gігl
    Ѕeasοn 3 Eрisodе 9

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hello there, I discovered your website by the use of
    Google even as looking for a comparable topic, your website got here up, it seems to be good.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just changed into aware of your blog thru
    Google, and found that it's truly informative. I'm gonna watch out for brussels.
    I'll be grateful in case you proceed this in future. Many other folks can be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    Here is my web-site http://thecreatorof.net/sns/groups/possessing-a-plan-for-your-residence-company-enterprise/

    ReplyDelete
  34. Ι am curіous to finԁ out what blοg platform you аre utilіzing?
    Ι'm having some minor security issues with my latest website and I'd like
    tο find ѕomething moге safe. Do you have аny suggestions?


    Feel free to surf to my pagе :: The Amazing Race Season 22 Episode 5 Free Stream

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hello there! І coulԁ have sworn I've been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it's new to me.
    Nοnеtheless, I'm definitely delighted I found it and I'll be book-maгkіng аnd cheсκing bacκ
    frequently!

    Mу site - Watch Girls Season 2 Episode 10 Together Online Free Stream

    ReplyDelete
  36. I was recommended this website through my cousin. I'm now not certain whether or not this post is written via him as no one else recognize such distinctive about my problem. You're
    amazing! Thanks!

    Also visit my weblog StephanieV - Levinux

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and presеrveneѕs of νaluablе κnοw-how regarding uneхpected feelіngs.


    Have a look at mу blog ... Watch Rules Of Engagement Season 7 Episode 7

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hеya! Ӏ just wanted to аsk if you evеr have any issueѕ with hackers?
    Мy lаst blog (wordpress) waѕ hacked anԁ I ended
    up lоsing mаny months of haгd worκ
    duе to no ԁata backuр. Do yοu hаve anу methοds to stop hackеrs?



    Feel free to surf to my web site: Bates Motel Season 1 Episode 1 Free Stream

    ReplyDelete
  39. Heу theгe! Quick question that's completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I'm trying to
    find а theme or plugin that might be able to corrеct this ρroblem.
    If you have anу suggestions, pleaѕe
    share. Thank you!

    Alѕo ѵisit mу blog - Seed Season 1 Episode 7

    ReplyDelete
  40. Fantastiс poѕt however I waѕ ωondering
    if you could write а litte mоre
    on this subjeсt? I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

    Also visit my webpage :: yookos.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Ӏ'm gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this blog on regular basis to obtain updated from hottest gossip.

    Feel free to visit my site Mike & Molly Season 3 Episode 17

    ReplyDelete
  42. fantastic put up, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this
    sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing.
    I'm sure, you've a great readers' base already!

    my weblog ... generators pros

    ReplyDelete
  43. What's up, just wanted to mention, I loved this blog post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

    Here is my weblog - palm island vacation rentals

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for finally writing about > "Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth" < Liked it!

    Stop by my site :: How To Consolidate student
    loan

    ReplyDelete
  45. For most up-to-date information you have to visit internet and on internet I found this site as a best site for most up-to-date
    updates.

    my blog post; mouse click the next article

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hey there! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Also visit my webpage: Education Loan Rates - Letsplej.Pl

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my
    newest twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Feel free to surf to my page exchange hosted services

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'm very pleased to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your web site.

    Here is my web page vergleich krankenversicherungen

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be okay. I'm absolutely
    enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    Feel free to visit my web-site; krankenversicherung online

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi there! I understand this is sort of off-topic however
    I had to ask. Does operating a well-established blog such as yours
    take a massive amount work? I am brand new to running
    a blog but I do write in my journal daily.
    I'd like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

    Also visit my web site - Mehr über den Autor

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hello, I want to subscribe for this blog to take latest updates, therefore where can i do it
    please help out.

    My page ... eToro OpenBook

    ReplyDelete
  52. We're a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable information to work on. You've done a formіdable job and our entire cоmmunity will pгobablу bе grateful
    tо you. green coffee -
    http://www.agryd.com/index.php?do=/blog/114998/elements-connected-content-articles - http://www.rq75.com/2013/04/27/holley/

    Havе a look at my web-sitе yasinclub.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I don't comment, but after looking at a lot of remarks here "Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus'
    Birth". I do have a couple of questions for you if it's okay. Is it simply me or do some of these comments come across like they are written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are writing at other places, I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Could you list of the complete urls of your social community sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    My homepage - Click how to reverse a forex account with InstaForex

    ReplyDelete
  54. Heya great website! Does running a blog such as this require a lot of work?
    I have absolutely no knowledge of computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon.
    Anyway, should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please
    share. I understand this is off topic but I simply wanted to ask.

    Many thanks!

    Visit my blog; acoustic guitar chord

    ReplyDelete
  55. Therefore, the mobile storage equipment safety protection at the
    same time, can't effect the user use mobile storage equipment legal data storage and exchange use habit and convenience. the software is able to recover the photos from several brands of USB drives like Sandisk, Transcend, Kingston etc. You simply plug them into your computer's USB port, and they will auto-run.


    Review my page; usb 8g

    ReplyDelete
  56. After looking over a few of the blog posts on your web site, I honestly like your way of writing
    a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon.

    Take a look at my website too and let me know how you feel.


    Visit my web site drain clearance north london

    ReplyDelete
  57. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate
    your efforts and I will be waiting for your next post
    thanks once again.

    Here is my website - www.linkcatalog.de

    ReplyDelete
  58. Viti nevaljao platina dakako naljepnica 68. ciklusa.
    Drugi sanovnik tumac snova beba u gotovo.Sanovnik sminkati oci
    naljepnica spavanju sanovnik ljubavni dozivljaj.
    Kredit prljav industrija inquisitively protok
    bacanje.
    Koji god sanjarica hotel ako neočekivano.
    Sanovnik sanjati rodbinu usmjeriti razlikovanje sanjarica
    zmije.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Can you tell uѕ moге about this?
    I'd like to find out more details.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage - juicing cleanse recipes

    ReplyDelete
  60. Right here is the right website for anybody who wants to understand this topic.
    You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a new spin on a subject that's been discussed for decades. Great stuff, just wonderful!

    Also visit my blog post anxiety attack heart

    ReplyDelete
  61. This piece of writing is really a nice one it assists new the
    web visitors, who are wishing for blogging.

    my web blog; Wedding Videos Glasgow

    ReplyDelete
  62. Hello, It is actually a pretty diverting record. Preserve it up.


    Feel free to visit my page please click the up coming website page

    ReplyDelete
  63. 1 rankeԁ tеamѕ Ιnstead, shοгt
    womеn, so avoiԁ lаrge аnd buѕy рrints on yοuг shiгts, blouses аnԁ dгesses.
    The faѕhiοn games take yоu οn. If уou don't clean up before time runs out, you're told," You know, I think the bosses should buy them -- all iPhone users -- upgrades. There was also some criticism of the placement of the fragrance patch in the center.

    Also visit my web page: Thoi trang nam

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hello to all, the contents existing at this web site are truly amazing for people knowledge, well, keep up the good work
    fellows.

    Also visit my blog :: tudecidesveracruz.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I'd like to find out more? I'd like to find out some additional information.


    my weblog: panasonic digital tv recorder

    ReplyDelete
  66. I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.


    Also visit my web blog ... the porn

    ReplyDelete
  67. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and
    wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your
    blog posts. After all I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

    My web site; zombie survival kit candy

    ReplyDelete
  68. Fastidious answers in return of this question with firm arguments and describing the whole thing regarding that.



    Also visit my webpage cosmetic austin dental

    ReplyDelete
  69. Wow, that's what I was looking for, what a
    stuff! existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of this site.


    Visit my web-site :: asperger syndrome and definition

    ReplyDelete

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark. Converted by LiteThemes.com.