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Saturday, August 25, 2012

30 Yeshua / Jesus verses in the Old Testament

There are more than 30 verses using the word and name of Yeshua in the Old Testament.  However, I thought it appropriate to post 30 of these.

 Christianity in its originalism is Jewish and we need to return Christianity back more back to its Jewish roots to better understand the New Testament Scriptures.

 The entire Bible, from Genesis 1:1 to its end, is all about Yeshua (whom we Gentiles call Jesus) and our state of relationship to Him in His pre-incarnate and then incarnate form.  
  As GOD, Jesus placed His NAME of YH upon the city called Jerusalem, pronounced as YaH  Ruah Shalom (YH's Shout or Proclamation of Peace) and made it so much what He is about, He will even give those who believe a New YaH Ruah Shalom out of Heaven as one of the eternal fulfillments of His Gospel or Good News and Proclamations of Peace.   

In the Bible, we see that Jesus means "he shall save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).  In essence, this is the same as "salvation", "redeemer", "savior".

"I have waited for thy SALVATION, O LORD"  in Genesis 49:18,
לִֽישׁוּעָתְךָ֖ קִוִּ֥יתִי יְהוָֽה׃
is also translated as
"For Thy Yeshua have I waited, O YHVeH", and this alternately can be translated therefore as  "I have waited for thy Jesus, O LORD". 

This activity of English translation has hidden the full effect of this reality of Biblical studies.  The Hebrew utility of equating "salvation" to a person with the name and definition of  Jesus/Yeshua is not a rare biblical event.

Yeshua is the G-D whom the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew, but not by that name.  Moses the Law-giver identified YHVeH as Yeshua in Exodus. 

Exodus 14:13 
 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֣ה אֶל־הָעָם֮ אַל־תִּירָאוּ֒ הִֽתְיַצְב֗וּ וּרְאוּ֙ אֶת־יְשׁוּעַ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה לָכֶ֖ם הַיֹּ֑ום כִּ֗י אֲשֶׁ֨ר רְאִיתֶ֤ם אֶת־מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ הַיֹּ֔ום לֹ֥א תֹסִ֛יפוּ לִרְאֹתָ֥ם עֹ֖וד עַד־עֹולָֽם׃
 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the Yeshua of YHVeH, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
19 And ...removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

Exodus 15
1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2  עָזִּ֤י וְזִמְרָת֙ יָ֔הּ וַֽיְהִי־לִ֖י לִֽישׁוּעָ֑ה זֶ֤ה אֵלִי֙ וְאַנְוֵ֔הוּ אֱלֹהֵ֥י אָבִ֖י וַאֲרֹמְמֶֽנְהוּ׃
YH is my strength and song, and he is become my Yeshua : He is my G-D, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 
The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
In context of these two chapters of Exodus 14-15, this same G-D, Yeshua, is He who "roars from Heaven" to save Israel at the Reed / Red Sea, and is He who saves and Raptures (snatches to safety) in Psalm 50:1-6, Psalm 29:3; Joel 2:11, 3:15-16. 

He is scorned and lightly esteemed by those who claim themselves as the best and most upright of Jews or of Israel (Genesis Rabbah 77:1, Bamidbar/ Numbers 23:10, Yoma 73b) in the end times:

Deuteronomy 32:15 

 וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ן יְשֻׁרוּן֙ וַיִּבְעָ֔ט שָׁמַ֖נְתָּ עָבִ֣יתָ כָּשִׂ֑יתָ וַיִּטֹּשׁ֙ אֱלֹ֣והַ עָשָׂ֔הוּ וַיְנַבֵּ֖ל צ֥וּר יְשֻׁעָתֹֽו׃

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he abandoned G-D which made him, and scorned lightly the Rock of his Yeshua.

In the Jewish Commentary of Lamentations Rabbah (while commenting on Jeremiah 23:1-8), at 1:51 we read:

'What is the NAME of the King Messiah?'

Rabbi Abba ben Kahana said:
His Name is "Adonai", as it is stated
- "And this is the NAME whereby He shall be called:
Adonai is our Righteousness." 
[verse 6].

In this, the Jewish reading aloud of Jeremiah 23:6 will be YHVeH "read" as Adonai.  In the Bible, the name YHVeH is translated from that into a full capitalization as LORD.  Clearly YHVeH, even if pronounced as Adonai, is the NAME of King Messiah.  Therefore YHVeH is the NAME of King Messiah according to Lamentations 1:51's Rabbi Abba ben Kahana.

So when in Scripture YHVeH speaks unto the actual Adonai in Psalm 110:1, it is in no way a leap for the Scriptural knowledgeable Messianic informed Jew to understand that this implies that YHVeH speaking unto YHVeH, and G-D (the Father) unto King Messiah (who is also YHVeH).  In fact, most Talmudic Jews are vastly ignorant of their own Scriptures outside the first five books of the Bible...in the very place that Messhiach is revealed to so many of those who have believed into Yeshua the Messhiach, whom we Gentiles call Jesus the Messiah or as Jesus Christ.

In Psalm 65:5-7, the confidence is placed in G-D the Father of King Messiah (who here is called "Salvation"), while King Messiah -- who is in the bosom of G-D the Father (Psalm 74:11-12; John 1:18) -- has the power to make still the storm and seas (cf. Psalm 107:28-30; and Jesus fulfilling this that only YHVeH King Messiah can do, in Matthew 8:23-27).

Hence, faith in G-D the Father through King Messiah as the only way of deliverance is actually an Old Testament concept fulfilled and more fully revealed  in the New Testament.

1 Samuel 2:1
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the L-RD, mine horn is exalted in the L-RD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy Yeshua.

1 Samuel 2:10 identifies Yeshua of verse 1 as the Messiah, even as prophesied by Jacob in Genesis 49:18 (cited in Hebrew above). 

(#6)  "I rejoice in thy Yeshua / Jesus" - I Samuel 2:1

(#7, 8) “Touch not my Messiah, and do my prophets no harm.
Sing unto the L-RD, all the Earth;
show forth day to day His Yeshua / Jesus."  - I Chronicles 16:22-23, Psalm 96:2

(#9) "I will rejoice in thy Yeshua / Jesus." - Psalm 9:14

(#10) "My heart shall rejoice in thy Jesus." - Psalm 13:5

(#11) "We will rejoice in thy Yeshua / Jesus, in the NAME of our G-D;..." - Psalm 20:5

(#12) "Who gives the Yeshua / Jesus of Israel out of Zion?" Psalm 53:6    

(#13)  "Let thy Yeshua / Jesus, O G-D, set me on high." - Psalm 69:29

(#14)  Of John 1:18's theme, and also refer back to Exodus chapters 14-15:
"Why do You withdraw Thy RIGHT HAND?
Pluck HIM out of Thy Bosom.
For G-D is my King of old,
working Yeshua /  Jesus in the midst of the Earth."
  - Psalm 74:11-12

(#15) And why was G-D wroth in the wilderness with Israel?
"Because they believed not in G-D,
and trusted not in His Yeshua / Jesus."
 - Psalm 78:22

(#16)  Of Messhiach's coming:
"Behold, HASHEM has made it heard to the end of the EARTH:
Say to the daughter of Zion,
Behold, Your Yeshua / Jesus comes!" 

-  Isaiah 62:11

The NAME of Yeshua (Hebrew) / Jesus (transliterated Greek)  is simply the NAME of Messhiach to humanity.  We call Him Jesus to the Nations...and we call the same one Yeshua as His NAME by which he should be firstly known to Israel. 

(#17, 18)  "O Sing unto the L-RD a new song; for He hath done marvelous things:
His RIGHT HAND, and His HOLY ARM, hath gotten Him the victory,
The L-RD hath made known his Yeshua / JESUS:
His RIGHTEOUSNESS has He openly shown in the sight of the heathen.
...all the ends of the Earth have seen the Yeshua / JESUS of our G-D
." - Psalm 98:1-3

(#19) "Remember me, YHVeH, with the favor of Your people:
O visit me with Your Yeshua / JESUS." - Psalm 106:4

(#20) "What shall I return to YHVeH for His benefits to me?
I shall lift up the Cup of Yeshua / JESUS,
and I shall call upon the NAME of YHVeH." - Psalm 116:12-13

(#21, 22, 23) "Pushing, you pushed me to fall; but YHVeH helped me.
YHVeH is my Strength and my song;
and He is to me Yeshua / JESUS!

The voice of the joyful shouting
and Yeshua / JESUS is in the Tabernacle of the righteous.  [singing]
'The RIGHT HAND of YHVeH works mightily.
The RIGHT HAND of YHVeH is exalted.
The RIGHT HAND of YHVeH acts mightily.
...I will thank You, for You answered me, and are my Yeshua / JESUS." - Psalm 118:13-16, 21

(#24, 25) "O HASHEM, I have hoped for Your Yeshua / JESUS, and have done Your precepts...
I have longed for Your Yeshua / JESUS, O YHVeH;
and Your Law is my delight." 
 - Psalm 119:166,174

(#26) "Let Israel rejoice in his MAKER,
let the sons of Zion be joyful in their KING.
...For YHVeH takes pleasure in His people,
He adorns the humble with Yeshua / JESUS."
[alt. "He beautifies the meek with Yeshua /JESUS."]  - Psalm 149:2,4

(# 27, 28) "Behold! G-D is my Yeshua / JESUS!
I will trust and not be afraid, for my strength and my song is YH YHVeH,
and He became to me, Yeshua /  JESUS.
And you shall draw water with joy
out of the wells of Yeshua / JESUS.
"  - Isaiah 12:2-3

(#29) "AND IN THAT DAY, one shall say,
'Behold! This is our G-D!  We have waited for Him, and He will save us!
This is YHVeH, we have waited for Him:
we will be glad and rejoice in His Yeshua / JESUS'."  - Isaiah 25:9

(#30) "AND IN THAT DAY, this song shall be sung in the Land of Judah:
'A Strong city is ours!
He sets Yeshua / JESUS as our walls and rampart.
 Open the gates that a righteous nation keeping truth may come in."  - Isaiah 26:1-2

 These are 30 verses for your study and consideration.  May those who wish to find Yeshua / Jesus, or to at least know if He is indeed the King Messiah, at least know they can indeed find Him in the Tanakh / the Old Testament affirmed again and again and again so numerously, it is so truly awesome that words virtually fail me to describe all the opportunities - ways - occasions they can see Him therein.  

"[F]or the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" Revelation 19:10c

or inverted..."the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus / Yeshua".   Amen.  

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