“A review of some of the messianic prophecies that Christians claim were fulfilled by Jesus. It reveals that many of the “prophecies” are nothing more than Christian fabrications, misquotations, and misapplications of passages in the Hebrew scriptures. By the Bible’s own standard, then, Jesus was not the Messiah.”
Xtain reasoning on Matthew 27:9 from the footnotes:
Jeremy: The words here quoted are not found in Jeremiah, but in Zechariah; and a variety of conjectures have been formed, in order to reconcile this discrepancy. The most probable opinion seems to be, that the name of the prophet was originally omitted by the Evangelist, and that the name of Jeremiah was added by some subsequent copyist. It is omitted in two manuscripts of the twelfth century, in the Syriac, later Persic, two of the Itala, and in some other Latin copies; and what renders it highly probable that the original reading was δια [Strong’s G1223], του [Strong’s G5120], προφητον, by the prophet, is, that Matthew frequently omits the name of the prophet in his quotations.
Mat 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
Mat 27:10 And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.
“The words here quoted are not found in Jeremiah”
“The most probable opinion”
“It is omitted”
“and a variety of conjectures have been formed”
My question, does not any of these raise a red flag in ones reasoning? Highly proable…?
How about calling it what it is, a fabricated prophecy found nowhere in the TaNaKH!