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Where is Moshiach mentioned in the Scriptures?

by Rabbi Dovid Dubov

  

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The Scriptures are replete with messianic quotes. In Deuteronomy 30:1 Moshe prophesies that, after the Jews have been scattered to the four corners of the earth, there will come a time when they will repent and return to Israel where they will fulfil all the commandments of the Torah. The gentile prophet Bilam prophesies that this return will be lead by Moshiach (see Numbers 24:17-20). Jacob refers to Moshiach by the name Shilo (Genesis 49:10).

The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Joel and Hosea all refer to the messianic era. For full references the reader is referred to the book Moshiach by Rabbi Dr. I. Schochet.

It is interesting to note that on the wall of the United Nations building in New York is inscribed the quote from Isaiah (Ch.11:6), “And the wolf shall lie with the lamb”. Furthermore, it is clear from the prophets, when studied in their original Hebrew, that Moshiach is a Jewish concept and will entail return to Torah law, firmly ruling out any “other” messianic belief.


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