Studies in Messianic Prophecy


Max I. Reich


Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Grand Rapids Michigan

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1. The Messianic Hope of Israel

1. The Messianic Hope of Israel
2. The Growth of the Messianic Hope
3. The Pre-incarnate CHRIST

a. His Proclamation in Israel
b. The People of the Messianic Hope
c. His Foreshadowing in Israel
d. His Manifestations in Israel

4. History in the Light of the Messianic Hope
5. The Divine-Human MESSIAH

2. The Hope Raised

1. The Proto-evangelium
2. The Noah Prophecy
3. The Abrahamic Promise
4. The Shiloh Prophecy

3. The Hope Revived

1. The Prophet Like unto Moses
2. The Star and Sceptre from Jacob

4. The Hope Re-Affirmed
5. The Hope Interpreted

1. The Witness of Hosea
2. The Witness of Joel
3. The Witness of Amos
4. The Witness of Jonah
5. The Witness of Micah
6. The Witness of Habakkuk
7. The Witness of Isaiah

a. Isaiah's Early Ministry
b. Isaiah's Apologia pro Vita Sua
c. MESSIAH the Sanctuary and Support of the Remnant
d. The Messianic Quest
e. The New Order
f. The Ideal Servant
g. Summary of the Servant Songs
h. The Book of Consolation
i. The Sure Mercies of David
j. The Jubilee Proclaimed

8. The Witness of Jeremiah

a. Jeremiah and JESUS
b. The New Covenant

9. The Witness of Ezekiel

6. The Hope Scheduled

1. The Witness of Daniel

a. The Seventy "Weeks" or Sabbatical Years
b. The Jewish War

2. The Witness of Haggai
3. The Witness of Zechariah
4. The Witness of Malachi

7. The Hope Misunderstood
8. The MESSIAH in the Psalms

1. The Introduction to the Psalms
2. The First Man and The Second
3. The Psalm of the Inner Life of JESUS
4. The Psalm of the Cross
5. The Priest - King at GOD's Right Hand
6. Summary of the Messianic Hope in the Psalms

9. The Atonement in the Religion of the Old Testament
10. The Future Salvation of Israel

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These studies in messianic prophecy were first given as class lectures at a minister's post-graduate course at the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill. The deep interest evinced in the subject by the earnest students there assembled has emboldened me to offer these studies to a wider audience. The subject is, I feel, timely. For a long time rationalistic scholarship has put the Old Testament aside as a trustworthy revelation. The Graf-Wellhausen theory particularly has made many doubt the veracity of the ancient Scriptures. But the turn of the tide has come. The views of that school have been found untenable. The so-called "settled conclusions" of higher criticism have become unsettled, and scholars are re-establishing the earlier faith in the Old Testament; the writings of Moses and the prophets, as the divine Word in literature. Once again we see that one face, which, far from vanishing, stands out in its majesty and beauty from the ancient pages. Messianic prophecy is coming into its own again. The truth of Christianity rests on the dependableness of the Old Testament. The GOD who in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, is the same who in times past spoke of His Son by divers manners and in sundry places unto the fathers by the prophets. For He was ever the theme which GOD delighted to dwell on. As the delights of the creative Wisdom of GOD - even before its incarnation, were with the sons of men: "Rejoining in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men" (Proverbs 8:31), so GOD delighted to speak beforehand of Him; the glories of His person, human and divine, and the work for GOD's glory and man's happiness, He would in the fullness of time come to accomplish: "Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalms 40:7).

The traditional veil of prejudice still hides from the eye of the Jew, be he never so pious and intelligent, the glory of the LORD in the Old Testament: "But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament; which veil is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the LORD, the veil shall be taken away" (II Corinthians 3:14-16). But the hour is not far distant when the lonely and hungry heart of Israel will turn to the LORD; and then will the darkening veil of unbelief be taken away, and the vision of Messiah’s glory in the ancient Scriptures become the witness of a new-born and sanctified Israel to the ends of the earth.

May these unpretentious pages be used by the LORD to hasten that day!

Max I. Reich

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