Short Index of Messianic Prophesies

The following is a short index of prophetic passages in the Bible, organized according to a certain logic which I didn’t bother to write out explicitly. It isn’t meant to be exhaustive, of course. I am also excluding prophesies in the oral tradition, testified to in sources like the Mishnah, Dead Sea Scrolls, or Pseudepigrapha.


“When I heard some [people] saying, “If I do not find it in the ancient Scriptures, I will not believe the Gospel”; on my saying to them, “It is written,” they answered me “that remains to be proved.” But to me Jesus Christ is the ancient documents; His cross, and death, and resurrection, and the faith which is by Him are undefiled archives of antiquity, by which I desire, through your prayers, to be justified.” ~St. Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Philadelphians

“I shall prove to you as you stand here that we have not believed empty fables, or words without any foundation but words filled with the Spirit of God, and big with power, and flourishing with grace.” ~ St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho

Eusebius Pamphilus of Caesarea [quote not found]

Luke 4:18
2 Peter 1:19-20
Luke 24:44

General and Davidic:
Revelation 22:16
Psalm 2
Genesis 49:10-12 [Revelation 5:5]
Zechariah 9:9-13 [John 12:14-16]
Psalm 78 (78:8)
Isaiah 11:1-12
Isaiah 9:1-7
Hosea 1:6-7
1 Chronicles 17:10-15
Amos 9:11-12
Daniel 7:13-14
Haggai 2:6-9
Zephaniah 2:11
Habakkuk 1:5
Micah 4:1-2
Amos 2:11
Hosea 3:4-5
Hosea 2:23
Jeremiah 30:8-9
Isaiah 49:6
Isaiah 42:1-4
Isaiah 28:16
Isaiah 16:5
Malachi 4:5-6

Priest and General
Psalm 110 [Hebrews 5:6-10; 6:20; 7:1-17]
Malachi 1:11 [John 6]
Genesis 28:10-19 [John 1:50-51]

Prophet of a Covenant:
Deuteronomy 18:15-22 (Deut. 34:10-12) [Acts 7:37-38]
Numbers 24:15-19
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Malachi 3:1
Ezekiel 36:24-27
Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:14-16
Isaiah 60:21
Zechariah 6:12
Isaiah 4:2-6
Isaiah 59:20-21
Zechariah 3:8-10

  • Matthew 2:15 [Hosea 11:1]
  • 2 Samuel 7:10-15;
  • 1 Chronicles 22:5-13,17-19

Signifying birth:
Micah 5:2
Isaiah 7:14
Isaiah 66:7-8
Wisdom 1:4

Signifying death:
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 [Exodus 24:8]
Psalm 22
Wisdom 2:6-23
Zechariah 12:10-13:1
Deuteronomy 21:23 [Galatians 3:13]
Wisdom 14:7

Signifying Resurrection:
Jonah 1:17
Esther 15:1-11 [Addition D in the Deuterocanon]


About tylerjourneaux

I am an aspiring Catholic theologian and philosopher, and I have a keen interest in apologetics. I am creating this blog both in order to practice and improve my writing and memory retention as I publish my thoughts, and in order to give evidence of my ability to understand and communicate thoughts on topics pertinent to Theology, Philosophy, philosophical theology, Catholic (Christian) Apologetics, philosophy of religion and textual criticism.
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