The Bible contains literally hundreds of prophecies that have been fulfilled. Dozens have been fulfilled just regarding the Messiah, Jesus Christ, including the place of His birth (Micah 5:2), the timing of His public appearance (Daniel 9:25), His betrayal for the price of a slave, with that money then used to buy a plot of land (Zechariah 11:12-13), and His death by scourging and crucifixion (Psalm 22:16-17).
What are some of the hundreds of other biblical prophecies that have been fulfilled historically?
• Israel would suffer enslavement in Egypt, but be freed and established in their homeland, the Promised Land (Genesis 15:13-16).
• The kingdom of Israel would be split into the separate kingdoms of Israel and Judah as a result of Solomon's sins (1 Kings 11:29-37).
• The people of Israel would be defeated and exiled in national captivity because of their sins (Deuteronomy 28:25, Deuteronomy 28:36-37, Deuteronomy 28:47-52).
• Nineveh, capital city of the Assyrian Empire, would be captured and destroyed (Nahum 3:1-19).
• The ancient Egyptians would lose their national superpower status and never again rule over other nations (Ezekiel 29:15).
• The nation of Judah would be defeated and exiled to Babylon for its sins (Jeremiah 25:11-13).
• The Jews exiled to Babylon would be allowed to return to Jerusalem after 70 years (Jeremiah 25:11-12).
• The ruler who would allow the Jewish exiles to return and rebuild Jerusalem and the temple would be named Cyrus—known to history as Cyrus the Great (Isaiah 44:28, Isaiah 45:1-6, Isaiah 45:13).
• The Babylonian Empire would fall to the Medes (Daniel 5:25-31).
• The Babylonian Empire would be followed by the Medo-Persian Empire, the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great, and the Roman Empire (Daniel 2:31-40; Daniel 7:15-17, Daniel 7:19; Daniel 8:20-22).
• Jerusalem and its temple would be destroyed not long after Jesus Christ's earthly ministry was completed (Matthew 23:37-39, Matthew 24:1-2).
• Most of the original apostles would be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 23:34; John 15:20; Luke 11:49).
• God's Church would faithfully carry on its commission of proclaiming the gospel to the nations and teaching those whom God calls all that He has commanded (Matthew 24:14; Matthew 28:19-20).
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