Moses' prophecies

Moses was a Hebrew born in Egypt about 3400 years ago. He received a formal education and led his fellow Hebrews out of Egypt to the border of Canaan, which later became Israel. He is credited with having written the first five books of the Bible - of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy - which are sometimes called the "Books of Moses" or the "Pentateuch." He gave prophecies that, collectively, form a cycle of punishment and restoration for the people of Israel. The fulfillment of these prophecies guided the people into completing the tasks for which God had chosen them, to hear the words of God, to write the words of the Bible, and to be the people from whom the Messiah would come.

Below is a partial listing of the prophecies that Moses gave as a prophet, or recorded as the author of the first five books of the Old Testament.

Deuteronomy 4:25-30
Moses prophetically warns his people of exile if they turn away from God

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
God promised another prophet like Moses

Deuteronomy 21:23
The Messiah dying on the cross is foreshadowed in Deuteronomy 21:23

Deuteronomy 28:49-52
The Bible foreshadowed Rome's destruction of Israel

Deuteronomy 28:64-67
The people of Israel would be persecuted in many nations

Deuteronomy 29:23
Israel would become a wasteland

Deuteronomy 30:3-5
The land and people of Israel would be restored and prosperous again

Exodus 12:3-5
A precedent for the Messiah being a sacrificial lamb without blemish

Exodus 12:21-23
The precedent for the Messiah being the Passover lamb

Exodus 12:46
A precedent that none of the bones of the Messiah would be broken

Genesis 3:15a
The Messiah will reconcile mankind with God

Genesis 3:15b
The Messiah would be human (born of a woman)

Genesis 3:15c
The serpent (Satan) will injure the redeemer (Messiah)

Genesis 5:24
A foreshadowing of Jesus' ascension into heaven

Genesis 9:26
The Messiah would come from the line of Shem

Genesis 14:18-20a
The Messiah would be the King of Peace and Righteousness like Melchizedek

Genesis 14:18-20b
Melchizedek foreshadows the use of bread and wine in Christian communion

Genesis 14:18-20c
Melchizedek foreshadows the Messiah being God's high priest

Leviticus 16:27
The precedent that the Messiah would be killed outside the gates

Leviticus 26:32-33
Enemies would move into the land of Israel

Leviticus 26:44
The people of Israel will never be completely destroyed

Numbers 9:12
A precedent that none of the bones of the Messiah would be broken

Numbers 21:9
The crucifixion of Jesus was foreshadowed by the bronze snake in Sinai Desert

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