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Messianic Prophecy

Will Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey

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The Messiah Will Enter the City of Jerusalem on a Lowly Donkey

Bible Verses about Messianic Prophecy

Zech 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; he is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Matt 21:2-3 saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. "And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, `The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."

Key Points:

- Messiah will enter Jerusalem in great humility, on a donkey (the symbol of humility). The opposite of worldly power and self exaltation.

- Riding a donkey was a sign of the lowly character of Christ, since it was a despised thing to be seen riding on a donkey, put below the horse-rider.

- This was in contrast to the Grecian conqueror, Alexander the Great, in all his pomp and glory.

- Why were they to rejoice greatly and to shout? because "Behold, your King is coming to you"

- Daughter of Zion and daughter of Jerusalem both speak of Jerusalem and the people of God.

- To be "Just" was the first virtue of a good king.

- "Having salvation" speaks of being endowed with salvation (Heb. yesha), this word speaks of liberty, deliverance, prosperity, safety and salvation.

- The colt was an unbroken animal. It describes the ass of a young animal, but still running behind the she-asses made it even younger.

- "al-chamor we'al-'ayir ben-'athonoth" means literally, "on an ass, and on an ass's colt, the son of the wild-asses".

- War-chariots and horses speak of earthly (worldly) power.

- Kings, high priests, judges, and the richest people of ancient and modern times have ridden on donkeys.

- Donkeys were considered beautiful, strong, swift, surefooted and a beast of burden.

- Donkeys carry burdens of greater weight in proportion to their size than any other animal. They bear the burdens that we lay upon them.

- Donkey colts (Heb. Ayir) are also called foals, young donkeys, and colts in the Bible.

- The Talmud states: "For the ass is not a more peaceful animal than the horse, but a more vicious one" (Kliefoth), therefore the ass was more of a symbol of lowliness than of peace.


Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with Shahar

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Messianic Prophecy

Messianic Prophecy is the study of ancient Jewish (Old Testament) prophecies and predictions regarding the Messiah or "Anointed One". Bible History Online offers a Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with commentary.

Messianic Prophecy - The Seed of the Woman Messianic Prophecy - The Seed of Abraham Messianic Prophecy - The Tribe of Judah (Shiloh) Messianic Prophecy - The Star of Jacob Messianic Prophecy - The Seed of David Messianic Prophecy - A Prophet Like Moses Messianic Prophecy - The Son of God Messianic Prophecy - Resurrected from the Dead Messianic Prophecy - Betrayed by a friend Messianic Prophecy - He Will Ascend into Heaven Messianic Prophecy - A Priest Like Melchizedek Messianic Prophecy - Seated at the Right Hand of God Messianic Prophecy - The Rejected Stone Became the Chief Cornerstone Messianic Prophecy - Born of a Virgin Messianic Prophecy - Begin His Ministry in Galilee Messianic Prophecy - Will Be Meek and Humble Messianic Prophecy - Will Bring Salvation to the Gentiles Messianic Prophecy - He Will Be Beaten Messianic Prophecy - He Will Establish a New Covenant Messianic Prophecy - He Will Have Two Missions and Two Comings Messianic Prophecy - He Will Perform Miracles Messianic Prophecy - He Will Be called Jehovah and God Messianic Prophecy - He Will Be Born In Bethlehem Messianic Prophecy - He Will Enter the Temple With Authority Messianic Prophecy - He Will Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey Messianic Prophecy - He Will Be Pierced Messianic Prophecy - He Will Be Forsaken By His Own Disciples Messianic Prophecy - He Will Have Victory Over Death Messianic Prophecy - The Exact Time of His Death Was Predicted Messianic Prophecy

Isaiah 52:7 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Chart of Some Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament

Here is a list of some of the prophecies about Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. First the topic, then the Old Testament prediction, and the New Testament fulfillment. I have included some comments at the bottom of each section and some brief audio commentary by Shahar.

Messianic Prophecy Series on Audio

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Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Introduction - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) What is the Messiah? - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Torah - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Image of God - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Abraham - The First Hebrew - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Jewish Messiah - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Messiah Jew and Gentiles - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Seed of the Woman - Genesis 3:14-15 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Seed of Abraham - Genesis 22:17-18 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Tribe of Judah - Genesis 49:10 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Star of Jacob - Numbers 24:17 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Seed of David - Psalm 132:10-11 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) A Prophet Like Moses - Deuteronomy 18:15-19 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Son of God - Psalm 2:7-8 and Proverbs 30:4 - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Resurrected from the Dead - Psalm 16:10 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Betrayed by a Friend - Psalm 49:10 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Ascend Into Heaven Psalm - 68:18 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) A Priest Like Melchizedek - Ps 110:4 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Seated at the Right Hand of God - Psalm 110:1 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Rejected Stone Became the Chief Cornerstone - Psalm 118:22-23 and Isaiah 28:16 - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Born of a Virgin - Isaiah 7:14 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) He Would Minister in Galilee - Isaiah 9:1-2 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Be Meek and Humble - Isaiah 42:1-3 and Isaiah 53:7 - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Gentile Savior Will Be a Jew - Isaiah 11:10 and Isaiah 42:1 and Isaiah 49:6 and Isaiah 49:7 - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would be Beaten - Isaiah 50:6 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Establish a New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-33 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Have Two Missions - Isaiah 61:1-2 Part One and Part Two - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Perform Miracles - Isaiah 35:5-6 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Be Jehovah God - Isaiah 9:5-6 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Born in Bethlehem - Micah 5:1-2 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Enter the Temple with Authority - Malachi 3:1 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey - Zechariah 9:9 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Would Be Pierced - Psalm 22 and Zechariah 12:10 and Isaiah 53:5 - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File) - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Forsaken by His Own Disciples - Zechariah 13:7 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) Victory Over Death - Isaiah 25:8 - (MP3 File)

Listen to Shahar (1845 bytes) The Exact Day of His Death Foretold - Daniel 9:25-26 - (MP3 File)

(Next: You can use the main image above to follow each prophecy in text and audio)

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Table of Contents

Seed of the Woman
Seed of Abraham
Tribe of Judah
Star of Jacob
Seed of David
Prophet like Moses
Son of God
Resurrected from the Dead
Betrayed by a Friend
Ascend into Heaven
Priest like Melchizedek
Seated at God's Right Hand
Rejected Cornerstone
Born of a Virgin
Minister in Galilee
Meek and Humble Man
Savior to the Gentiles
He will be Beaten
Establishes a New Covenant
Will have Two Missions
Will Perform Miracles
Will be Jehovah
Born in Bethlehem
Will Come to the Temple
Enter Jerusalem on Donkey
He will be Pierced
Forsaken by His Disciples
Victory over Death
Date of his Death Predicted