Prophecies are predictions of future events. There are
literally hundreds of them scattered throughout the Bible. Two
books: Daniel from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and
Revelation from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) are perhaps the
most important prophetic books in the Bible.
There is no consensus about the accuracy of Bible prophecies:
Many conservative Christians believe that hundreds of
Bible prophecies have precisely come true in exact detail. The remainder will be
fulfilled in our future. None have actually failed. 1
Some religious liberals and skeptics maintain that no
"real" biblical prophecy has ever come true. 2
The gap between these two positions appears
This is an important topic that we will try to examine in depth. Josh McDowell
has written that 61 prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures were fulfilled in the life of Jesus.
3Campus Crusade for Christ estimates over
300. 4We would like to describe many of these from both the conservative and
the liberal / skeptical point of view. There are hundreds of other prophecies in the Hebrew
Scriptures that are not directly related to the life of Jesus. We
hope to cover the most important ones here as well.