In fact, the Bible says that God sometimes grants the power of "miracles" to charlatans, in order to test Jewish loyalty to the Torah (Deut. Of the thousands of religions in human history, only Judaism bases its belief on national revelation – i.e. If God is going to start a religion, it makes sense He'll tell everyone, not just one person. 8): The Jews did not believe in Moses, our teacher, because of the miracles he performed.
When read correctly, Isaiah 53 clearly [and ironically] refers to the Jewish people being "bruised, crushed and as sheep brought to slaughter" at the hands of the nations of the world.
These descriptions are used throughout Jewish scripture to graphically describe the suffering of the Jewish people (see Psalm 44).
(Isaiah 2:1-4, -18, -18; Zephaniah 3:9; Hosea -22; Amos -15; Micah 4:1-4; Zechariah , 14:9; Jeremiah -34) Specifically, the Bible says he will: If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be the Messiah.
Because no one has ever fulfilled the Bible's description of this future King, Jews still await the coming of the Messiah.
One of the most common questions we receive at is: "Why don't Jews believe in Jesus?
" Let's understand why – not to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position.
Jewish sources show that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecies outright; in the Bible no concept of a second coming exists.
The Messiah will become the greatest prophet in history, second only to Moses.
For example, John records that Jesus made a paste in violation of Shabbat, which caused the Pharisees to say (verse 16), "He does not observe Shabbat!
" Biblical verses can only be understood by studying the original Hebrew text – which reveals many discrepancies in the Christian translation.
(Exodus 29:7, 1-Kings , 2-Kings 9:3) What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish?