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Messianic Prophecy


Consider Genesis 3:15. Note that the Greek word giving us Genesis is describing a 'birth' or 'history of origin.' The same scroll of Scripture in Hebrew derives its name from the first words in the text which include the Hebrew word bereshith which means beginning (and again origin). Herein is a place for describing the beginnings or the origin of the universe and even a beginning of telling about the Messiah to come.

Biblical evidence in support of the Jewish Messiah's identity may seem the contrary topic in a book entitled Messianic Christology (authored by a Jewish scholar, Dr. Fruchtenbaum). Remember, the WindowView time line features scientific and scriptural based events. While not apparent at this point in our tour, the identification of the Jewish Messiah is considered as a key element to knitting the larger view into one tapestry of interrelated information. To our Jewish visitors, and even to Gentiles, we ask that you'd reserve any opinion of Dr. Fruchtenbaum's writings until you read his presentation.

Note that the Greek root 'Christos' is nothing more than 'anointed one,' which is the same meaning to the word Messiah. Second, Dr. Fruchtenbaum's study in this book focuses entirely on the Scriptures that appear in the Hebrew Bible (Tanach). That the Messiah is so clearly reflected in the Bible that the Jews carry with them each day is a critical pivot point to seeing the larger view. Dr. Fruchtenbaum's presentation is critical to our understanding of many inter-linked aspects of the Scriptures. A review of his work is well worth your exploration! This information also links to Jewish writings that come later in history ... writings that many also claim as part of the entire biblical text ... written by Jewish authors and preserved in Greek.

So, what does this first prophetic reference to the Messiah say?

Genesis 3:15 ''And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.''

Note that the origin of Messiah is that from a seed of a woman ... and all this is covered very nicely by Dr. Fruchtenbaum's book (more on Messianic Christology, see Book List).


For related information at this web site:

See the Jew and Gentile Area and explore the subsection link entitled Evidence - Click on the 'Messiah Link' buttons to read passages that serve to identify the Messiah. Some of these these links go back three millennia ... it's information that has been there all along!
Also see additional tables supporting the main time lines (use main time line menu for access to these tables). A key example is the Messianic Parallels to High Holy Days table.


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SOURCES, Citations, and Reference listing.
TimeLine References:
  • Various sources were used to develop this time line. Where possible dates are cross checked or events are placed in relative position. Many of the dates used above come from the following references:
  • Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum)
  • Ayers, Ed. 1999. God's Last Offer - Negotiating for a Sustainable Future. (A)
  • Fruchtenbaum, Arnold G., Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum) (New edition 2003)
  • Graham, Billy. 1992. Storm Warning. Published by: W Publishing Group (formerly Word Publishing)
  • Grun, Bernard. 1991. The Timetables of History - A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. New Third Revised Edition. Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan. A Touchstone Book:New York. (G)
  • Ice, T., and R. Price. 1989. Ready to Rebuild — The Imminent Plant to Rebuild the Last Days Temple. (IP)
  • Infoplease.com (Info) http://www.infoplease.com/
  • H. Lindsey. 1973. There's A New World Coming. Bantam Books. (Lindsey)
  • Randall Price. 2001 Unholy War. (P)
  • Dr. G. Schroeder with Z. Levitt. Genesis One. Levitt Ministries (see note in graphic box at top of this table for details).
  • SciNews: Science News is a science news weekly generally obtained by subscription, also see: http://www.sciencenews.org/
  • Web (Internet): Occasionally we find what appear as reliable, but formally unpublished, sources on the Internet. As such these entries remain to be fully confirmed. In many cases this information is found to agree with the remainder of the timeline and the published sources used here.
  • Zondervan Corporation. 1985. The NIV Study Bible. Zondervan Bible Publishers:Grand Rapids.

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