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Jesus' Birth Was Prophesied In Books Of The Bible Hundreds Of Years Before His Birth

Here are a few of the Old Testament prophesies concerning Jesus' birth. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain manuscripts of the Old Testament dating from 300 BC to 70AD. I have noted whether any part of the book containing a prophecy is in the Dead Sea Scroll collection and what the estimated date is of the manuscript(s). There is no evidence that the residents of Qumran, the closest community to the location of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ever came into contact with Jesus. 

1. The time period of His birth:
Prophesied: Daniel 9:25
Fulfilled: Luke 2:22
There are 8 Daniel manuscripts in the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS). The oldest is dated before 150 BC.

2. The city of His birth:
Prophesied: Micah 5:2
Fulfilled: Luke 2:4-7
There are 2 Micah manuscripts in the DSS. The oldest is dated in the 3rd century BC.

3. That His mother would be a virgin:
Prophesied: Isaiah 7:14
Fulfilled: Matthew 1:18
There are 22 Isaiah manuscripts in the DSS. The Great Scroll is a complete copy of the book and has been dated to around 100BC.

4. That He and His family would escape to Egypt.
Prophesied: Hosea 11:1
Fulfilled: Matthew 2:13-15
There are 3 manuscripts of Hosea, 2 commentaries, in the DSS. These are dated between 100 and 75BC.

5. That the innocents would be slaughtered:
Prophesied: Jeremiah 31:15
Fulfilled: Matthew 2:16
There are 6 manuscripts of Jeremiah in the DSS dated around 200 BC.

6. He is the Son of God:
Prophesied: Psalm 2:7
Fulfilled: Luke 3:22 (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11)
There are 39 manuscripts of the Psalms dated between 200-100BC.

7. He will be called Lord:
Prophesied: Psalm 110:1
Fulfilled: Luke 2:11
There are 39 manuscripts of the Psalms dated between 200-100BC.

8. That He would be a member of the tribe of Judah:
Prophesied: Micah 5:2
Fulfilled: Luke 3:33
There are 2 Micah manuscripts in the DSS. The oldest is dated in the 3rd century BC.

9. A descendant of Abraham:
Prophesied: Genesis 22:18
Fulfilled: Matthew 1:1
There are 24 Genesis manuscripts in the DSS ranging from 200-1BC.

10. A Descendant of Isaac:
Prophesied: Genesis 21:12
Fulfilled: Luke 3:34
There are 24 Genesis manuscripts in the DSS ranging from 200-1BC.

11. A descendant of Jesse:
Prophesied: Isaiah 11:1
Fulfilled: Luke 3:32
There are 22 Isaiah manuscripts in the DSS. The Great Scroll is a complete copy of the book and has been dated to around 100BC

12. A descendant of David:
Prophesied: Jeremiah 23:5-6
Fulfilled: Luke 3:31
There are 6 manuscripts of Jeremiah in the DSS dated around 200 BC.

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