The following articles are related to the topic of PROPHECY

Principles of Bible Prophecy

What does the word "prophet" mean? If you examine the lexicons, scholars are undecided as to the etymology of this bible term. Some think that the noun is from an Arabic term meaning "spokesman" (Smith 1928, 10), whereas others contend that the root is a Hebrew form which signifies a "bubbling up," as when water issues from a hidden fountain ... read more »

David’s Prophecy Regarding Judas

In that period following the ascension of Jesus back to heaven, yet before the day of Pentecost arrived ten days later (cf. Acts 1:3), Peter explained to the 120 brethren assembled in an upper room (Acts 1:13, 15) that a new apostle must be chosen to take Judas' place (Acts 1:15ff). The inspired speaker made his point by combining quotations ... read more »

Isaiah’s Prophecy of the Church

Seven centuries prior to the birth of Christ, Isaiah proclaimed: "And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecy of Antiochus Epiphanes

"The Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will" (Dan. 5:21, ESV). Belshazzar knew this, but he disregarded the hard-learned lesson of Nebuchadnezzar (v. 22). He was, therefore, weighed in the balances. Likewise, all who live with a disregard for the Most High God are found wanting (v. 27). Babylonian Captivity furnished the ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecies: Encouraging and Enlightening

Skeptics despise the book of Daniel. If Daniel received visions as he said he did, and if he wrote these prophecies as he claimed to have done, then this book is unmistakably a product of divine inspiration. The issues raised by those who arbitrarily assign the book to an unknown, unnamed author of the second century B.C. are not our ... read more »

Jehovah’s “Messenger” – An Amazing Prophecy

The prophet Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets, and the book that bears his name is the concluding document of the Hebrew Bible. His ministry is located at some point after Ezra led the second movement of Jews back from Babylonian captivity (Ezra 6), and Nehemiah's second return to Jerusalem (Nehemiah 13:6), thus possibly between the years ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Jesus Christ emphatically declared that the Old Testament Scriptures contained prophecies he would fulfill (Luke 24:27,44). Biblical scholars have catalogued more than three hundred amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the Son of God. One of these predictive declarations is found in Daniel 9:24-27, commonly referred to as the prophecy of "Daniel's Seventy Weeks." ... read more »

Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy

One of the truly astounding prophecies of the Bible is found in the last verse of Isaiah 44, together with 45:1ff, (an unfortunate chapter break). It has to do with Cyrus, king of Persia. According to the historian Herodotus (The Histories i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years ... read more »

How Many Prophecies Are in the Bible?

This week, we will address several questions related to the Bible and statistics. I have heard it said that prophecy is one of the stronger proofs pointing to the fact that the Bible is from God. Can you tell me approximately how many prophecies the Scriptures contain? Various books cite different figures, depending upon the manner in which one counts ... read more »

Was Matthew Mistaken in the “Nazarene” Prophecy?

"In Matthew 2:23 it was said of Jesus: '. . . and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.'But there is no Old Testament prophecy of this nature.How does one explain this difficulty?" First, it is necessary to point out ... read more »