Prophecies in Judaism

The following are the scriptural requirements in Judaism concerning the Messiah, his actions, and his reign. Jewish sources insist that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecies outright. Some Christians maintain that some of these prophecies are associated with a putative second coming while Jewish scholars state there is no concept of a second coming in the Hebrew Bible.

  • The Sanhedrin will be re-established. (Isaiah 1:26)
  • Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)
  • The whole world will worship the One God of Israel. (Isaiah 2:17)
  • Jews will return to full Torah observance and practice it.
  • He will be descended from King David. (Isaiah 11:1) via Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8–10)
  • The Messiah will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with “fear of God”. (Isaiah 11:2)
  • Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership. (Isaiah 11:4)
  • Knowledge of God will fill the world. (Isaiah 11:9)
  • He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations. (Isaiah 11:10)
  • All Israelites will be returned to the Land of Israel. (Isaiah 11:12)
  • Death will be swallowed up forever. There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease. (Isaiah 25:8)
  • All of the dead will rise again. According to the Zohar this will happen forty years after the arrival of the Messiah. (Isaiah 26:19)
  • The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness. (Isaiah 51:11)
  • He will be a messenger of peace. (Isaiah 52:7)
  • Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel. (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:5)
  • The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance. (Zechariah 8:23)
  • The ruined cities of Israel will be restored. (Ezekiel 16:55)
  • Weapons of war will be destroyed. (Ezekiel 39:9)
  • The Temple will be rebuilt. (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended 613 commandments.
  • He will rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (Micah 4:1)
  • He will gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel. (Isaiah 11:12, 27:12,13)
  • He will bring world peace. (Isaiah 2:4, Isaiah 11:6, Micah 4:3)
  • He will influence the entire world to acknowledge and serve one God. (Isaiah 11:9, Isaiah 40:5, Zephaniah 3:9)
  • He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together. (Zephaniah 3:9)
  • He will give you all the worthy desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4)
  • He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful. (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13–15, Ezekiel 36:29,30, Isaiah 11:6–9