Readers Question / Comment -
Are there prophecies in the
O.T concerning the resurrection of the Messiah?
I have a Jewish friend who is conservative who for a very short time was a
Christian when he was younger. His wife said it did not work for him. That he
became a labovitch for a few years. Please forgive my spelling. He now attends a
synagogue. I have shared The Gospel with him. David's question is where is
the Old Testament does It talk about Messiah being resurrected? Thanks
good on you for sharing with him. The main passages are Psalm 16:10
and Isaiah 53:10. Psalm 16:10 is quoted a couple of times in the book of Acts
concerning Jesus - Acts 2:27-31, 13:35-38.
Isaiah 53:10 implies the resurrection and that would be a good place to take a
Jewish person because of the wonderful and clear prophecies in the whole chapter.
I have a study on verse 10 here if you need to read more:
Isaiah 53 is great because it has the rejection, trial, death, burial and implied
resurrection of the Messiah by the fact that if He offers Himself as a sacrifice
(and is cut off from the land of the living) then His days are prolonged! A
strange mystery indeed explained only in the resurrection!
Also have a look here:http://www.khouse.org/enews_article/2011/1765/
this written by the Jewish believer, Arnold Fruchtembaum. Pages 28-29 have some
types and a few extra prophecies:
Hope this helps,
the best and if you get time, let me know how you get on.