Biography Written before Birth

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (John 1:45 NIV)

Who do you know who’s biography was written before they were born? The Old Testament has over 125 prophecies predicting the birth of Jesus, His life, and death.


Prophecy Old Testament New Testament
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1
Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18-23
David’s lineage Jeremiah 23:5 Revelation 22:16
Attempted murder by Herod Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18
Betrayed by a friend Psalm 41:9 John 13:18, 19, 26
Sold for 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12 Matthew 26:14-16
Crucified Zechariah 12:10 John 19:16-18, 37
Lots cast for His clothes Psalm 22:18 Matthew 27:35
No bones broken Psalm 34:20; Exodus 12:46 John 19:31-36
Buried in rich man’s tomb Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
Year, day, hour of His death Daniel 9:26, 27; Exodus 12:6 Matthew 27:45-50
Raised the third day Hosea 6:2 Acts 10:38-40

The Old Testament prophecies give convincing evidence that Jesus is the promised Messiah.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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