7 Fun Facts About Jesus

Let’s look at seven interesting facts about our Lord Jesus Christ.

Did you know….

1. King David composed a graphic portrayal of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ about 1,000 years before it happened? While He hung on the cross, Jesus even quoted the first verse of Psalm 22, alluding to the fact that His suffering had been prophesied long ago. At the time David wrote that Psalm, crucifixion hadn’t yet been invented!

2. Isaiah also prophesied incredibly specific details about the life, suffering, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus about 700 years in advance? Just check out Isaiah 53.

3. There are more than 300 prophecies about the Messiah in the Old Testament scriptures that were fulfilled by Jesus Christ? They include Deuteronomy 18:15, Psalm 24:7-10, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 53, Ezekiel 37:26-27, Jeremiah 31:15, Daniel 9:25-26, Micah 5:2, Zechariah 9:9 etc.

4. The Bible does not say how many wise men came to see Jesus? The traditional number of three came about because three gifts are mentioned. Read Matthew 2.

5. The name “Jesus” was given to Mary by an angel of God called Gabriel (Luke 1:26-31)? He also told Joseph that Mary was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph was going to divorce Mary, but the angel told him not to do this, and to name the child “Jesus.”

6. “Christ” isn’t Jesus’ surname? We hear “Jesus Christ” so often that it’s easy to think “Christ” is His surname, but it’s not. In first-century Palestine, people didn’t have last names but were identified by referencing their parents.

For example, talking about Jesus, they said, ‘Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?” (John 6:42). Christ comes from the Greek “Christos,” which means “anointed one.”

7. Jesus had several siblings? His four (4) brothers’ names were given as James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. His sisters’ names and their number were however not given in the Bible.

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