Luke 18: 31-33
Then He took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the Prophets concerning the Son of Man, shall be accomplished. For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spit upon. And they shall scourge (torture) Him, and put Him to death, and the third day He shall rise again.”
Luke 22: 37
For I say unto you that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, “AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS (Cp. Isaiah 53: 12b).”
NOTE: Jesus specifically cited this reference from the Isaiah scroll referring to Him.
Luke 24: 25-27, 44, 46
And He said unto them, “O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the Prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?” And beginning at Moses, and all the Prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures, the things concerning Him. And He said unto them, “These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you; all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses [Torah], & in the Prophets, and in the Psalms concerning Me.” And He said unto them, “Thus it is written, & thus it behooved Christ to suffer & rise from the dead the third day.”
NOTE: It would be great to have known where else in the TANAKH (Jewish Scriptures) Jesus referenced pertaining to His suffering, death, burial and resurrection.
John 2: 49
Nathanael answered, and said unto Him, “Rabbi you are the Son of God and You are the King of Israel.”
John 7: 40, 42
After some in the crowd heard Jesus say these words, they said, “This man is certainly the prophet. Doesn’t Scripture say that the Messiah will come from the descendants of David and from the village of Bethlehem, where David lived?”
John 12: 32-34
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me [Cp. John 3: 14]. (This He said, signifying what death He should die). The people answered Him, “We have heard out of the Law [or is it the Prophets], that Christ abides forever (Cp. Micah 5: 2); and how do you say, the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?”
COMMENTARY: The gospel narratives portray Jesus telling the disciples at least three times about His death, burial and subsequent resurrection. He goes on to say that this event is written or in fulfillment of Scripture (Law of Moses, Prophets and Psalms) but there in only one place where He is using as a reference (Luke 22: 37 [Isaiah 53: 12b]). Of course there are study aids and references in the margins of modern bibles that translators and editors place in the page column or at the page bottom to help the reader, but outside of that, it is interesting that Jesus did not supply more direct quotations from the Old Testament to better substantiate His fate as preordained of God. Not only that, but did the Jewish mindset at the time consider that their long-awaited Messiah would suffer such cruelty and be killed, especially when the Coming One would be a person that lives forever-not be put to death?
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