Tampering with the Text

One of the most common objections we encounter when presenting the Messiahship of Yeshua is the accusation that we misrepresent what the Bible has to say about the Messianic person. In other words, we “tamper with the text.” Anti-missionaries state that the Christian Church and Christian missionaries incorrectly translate Messianic prophecy or edit the text to make it appear that Yeshua is the object of the prophecy when He is not. The following section examines some of the classic Messianic prophecies that are treated in this manner and our response to the allegation that missionaries, and Christians in general, “tamper with the text.”

Table of Contents

  1. Micah 5:2
  2. Hosea 6:2
  3. Zechariah 12:10
  4. Isaiah 7:14
  5. Isaiah 7:14 – Virgin
  6. Isaiah 9:6
  7. Isaiah 53:10
  8. Isaiah 59:20
  9. Psalm 2:11-12
  10. Psalm 16:10-11
  11. Psalm 22:16
  12. Psalm 34:20
  13. Psalm 110
  14. Matthew 2:23