Interesting Tidbits


 There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament detailing the coming Messiah. We are going to examine eight (8) of them. The reason for these 8 is that they are the most notable.

 Example: Two events, each with a 50% probability, together would have a 25% probability: .50 x .50=. 25. If each had a probability, together they would have 1% or 10x1x10x1=1:10×2.

8 Prophecies

Micah 5:2 Bethlehem 1:200,000
Zech 9:9 King on a Donkey 1:100
Zech 11:12 30 pieces of Silver 1:1,000
Zech 11:13 Temple, Potter, etc. 1:100,000
Zech 13:6 Wounds in Hands 1:1,000
Isa 53:7 No defense; Innocent 1:1,000
Isa 53:9 Died with the Wicked 1:1,000
Grave with the rich
Psalm, 22:16 Crucified 1:10,000


These are all very conservative probabilities of one person fulfilling each of these let alone fulfilling all of them.

If we say the total population of people born in the last 2,000 years = 100 Billion (10×11) power.

10×28/10×11 = 10×17

How big is that number. Well if the universe is 15 billion years old 10×17 is the number of seconds that there have been. If you have any questions about what you have just read or want to leave your own personal review leave a comment below.

Imagine the state of Texas covered in silver dollars 2 ft. deep and somewhere in that pile is a one marked with an “X”. The probability of reaching down and picking that silver dollar on the first try would be 1in 10 x 17. I didn’t do the math but this is adapted from Peter Stoner, “Science Speaks.”


Just for Fun:


Do you know where this sentence can be found in the bible? “Man appointed mortal sorrow, the blessed God shall come down, teaching His death shall bring the despairing rest or comfort.”


I am not surprised because it is there but not there. Confusing, Ok!

Look in your bible at Genesis Chapter 5, here you will find the genealogy of Adam to Noah. Boring, not quite. Let’s peel back the onion a little and one will notice that Adam means, “Man”; Seth means “Appointed” Noah means “rest or comfort”. There is something here but what. If you take the root mean of each of the names in Hebrew you will find the words that make up the sentence. The use of Jones dictionary of old testament proper names is where I got my definitions.


Adam Man
Seth Appointed
Enosh Mortal
Kenan Sorrow
Mahalalel The blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Enoch Teaching
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The despairing
Noah Rest or comfort


[Could a group of Jewish rabbis have deliberately hidden the Christian Gospel in a genealogy within their venerated Torah? Hardly: Evidence of supernatural design.]

14 thoughts on “Interesting Tidbits”

  1. Hello, where is the rest of it?

    This post half confused me and half intrigued me.

    Why have you chosen those 8 prophecies? What are the conditions that make these particular prophecies ‘conditional’? You present no explanation for the premise of your argument.

    Far too short, and not enough info, a little disappointed because when I started, I thought yeah this could be a great read and then it was over…

  2. The word ‘science’ really doesn’t belong here, does it?
    I have no idea where these probabilities come from or what you’re trying to ‘prove’ with them.
    Sorry to appear so negative, but this is really confusing.

    1. Derek,
      I am sorry that this post is confusing to you. That is why I told you where the info came from.
      Please don’t worry about being negative. The fact that you are helps me grow and hopefully next time you read a post you will have a positive experience.

  3. It seems that the more we dig into the Bible, the more we find. I really appreciated the math or statistics. I had not seen these numbers before, but had heard of their existence. Having traveled extensively in Texas, I really appreciate the silver dollars with an “X” visualization.

    1. As Neil pointed out to me I should have said that on the first try of being anywhere in Texas one would reach down into the sea of coins nicely stacked and come up with the right one would be 10×17. I will keep you updated when goodies appear.

  4. Hi Chappy, it is great to see some more input from you on this, but I am still confused, are you trying to convince me that science proves the existence of the Messiah? Or that science shows us there is no proof?

    Fir example, Hardly: Evidence of supernatural design.

    I agree the probabilities are huge, and I love the analogy of picking out the silver dollar, but we have to remember also, that for every silver dollar picked up, the probability/chance that you will pick the one marked X increases.

    So you could also look at it like this, say if enough people say X for long enough, the probability of a hit occurring increases with time passed, thus there is no magic in it, it is just given enough time, X will happen, no prophecy in it.

    Of course, we also know to some degree, that some things will probably never happen, so no matter how many people say X for no matter how long, the probability will change very little if at all.

    Thus we enter into the discussion of perception and reality v truth.

    Where my reality could be I believe the earth is flat and is the center of the universe, because a million other folks and scholars tell me it is so, but in truth, it is not, which of course we now know.

    Then we wander into the realm of logical fallacy, in this case, in broad terms, the bandwagon argument, thus just because 1 million people perceive and think it to be true, does not necessarily make it so, it is irrelevant how many people think it true.

    Also statistically, you can prove or disprove pretty much anything, statistics have no value without a full understanding of their root and basis, and many bias are introduced.

    Anyway, thank you for the spark of this discussion, I find these things fascinating.

    Best wishes


  5. Very controversial.
    You are bold in picking such a topic.
    I attended catholic school most of my life and weather or not I believe in all of it is besides the point, the point is is that I am very knowledgeable on the subject being that i studied it for years.
    I am a bit confused about the point you are trying to get across here, or maybe its just the title… Im not sure if your trying to prove to me that Jesus in fact was the messiah…… or not the messiah. The post doesn’t necessarily “stack” up any information on either point. Maybe try going into more depth or detail.
    Best of luck

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