Prophecy in the NT – 6th Principle: A Light in Galilee

The existence of a spiritual metaphor does not necessarily negate a literal fulfillment. Other principles discovered in this series: That which has been fulfilled in spirit may be fulfilled again in both spirit and letter in the Messiah. The context of a prophecy may be thematic rather than chronological. Prophecies which apply to Israel apply …

Prophecy in the NT, 2nd Principle: Thematic Context

The context of a prophecy may be thematic rather than chronological. The birth of Yeshua in Bethlehem, "the city of David" (Luke 2:11), is iconic in Christian circles, the center of Christmas pageants in churches all over the world every December. I still enjoy the songs of the Christmas season (even though I know it's …

Prophecy in the NT, 1st Principle: Multiple Fulfillments

That which has been fulfilled in spirit may be fulfilled again in both spirit and letter in the Messiah. The very first prophecy of the Tanakh that is openly cited in the New Testament is Isaiah 7:14, as quoted in Matthew 1:23: "'Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his …