when did the Jews receive the first promise of Christ that they understood as a promise of a coming Messiah?
(i am hoping to compile an advent calendar for my son and nephews that would involve walk through the scripture where God promises to send Him to us in the first week. i am having difficulty finding sources especially catholic that indicate these verses. i realize i may not be phrasing the search inquiry correctly.)
Well, it’s said that the concept of a coming messiah had its roots in the expectation of a descendant of king David who will securely establish the Davidic dynasty. So just a suggestion, but I think you might want to include God’s promise to David in 2 Samuel 7:12-16.
‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. When he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men; but I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me; your throne shall be established for ever.’
There’s also the prophecy in Isaiah 11.
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
=tristetrista;12539873]when did the Jews receive the first promise of Christ that they understood as a promise of a coming Messiah?
(i am hoping to compile a Exo. 6:7n advent calendar for my son and nephews that would involve walk through the scripture where God promises to send Him to us in the first week. i am having difficulty finding sources especially catholic that indicate these verses. i realize i may not be phrasing the search inquiry correctly.)
GREAT question:) Thanks,
That is however the REAL problem. There are quite a few prophesies in the old testament.such as Exo. 12:5 and Isaiah 9:6-7 & Micah 5:2-5
The REAL problem was that though many, even most knew that they were to expect a Messiah [savior] that Christ seemed not to fulfill THERE personal expectations, and thus MANY rejected Christ as the Messiah they were expecting. Even the Apostles did not FULLY comprehend it despite promptings from the Holy Spirit.