Understanding Prophecy - 1st Coming of Christ - David Yamartino - 10 Para

Son of Man Goeth (47:1)

The next mention in the book of Matthew of the fulfillment of prophecy is this: (47:2)

And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me (47:3)

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? (47:4)

And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me (47:5)

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. (mat 26:21-24) (47:6) see

Here, Christ confirms the fact that the manner of His departing from this world is foretold in the Old Testament. He does not, however, cite specific verses or the name of the prophet to whom He is referring. It is left, therefore, to the believer in Christ to discover what verses are "written" of Him (47:7)

There is a wide range of verses that Christ may have intended when He spoke these words. We cannot know for sure exactly which He meant, since He did not tell us. Many verses of Psalm 22 are regarded by scholars as relevant to Christ's words here, as is the entire chapter five of the Book of Isaiah. Also, Daniel, verse 9:26 is often cited. Furthermore, there are many other verses which scholars cite in this connection (47:8)

Since there are so many verses regarded as applicable to Christ's words above, I will not comment on them individually. They contain many symbolic and some literal references to Christ, all of whose meanings are, of course, very great. For the most part, the Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 speak about Christ's suffering and humiliation. Daniel gives the prophecy, well known for its astounding accuracy, of the time that the Messiah will be "cut off" (Dan 9:26) - 490 years after the command to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem. (47:9) see

As with all other prophecies, it seems clear to me, that these verses could only have been rightly understood after fulfillment (47:10)

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Understanding Prophecy - 1st Coming of Christ - David Yamartino