Prophets Foretold Details of His Birth
For hundreds of years, from the time of Moses through the time of Malachi, the prophets of the Old Testament foretold details about the bloodline, birth, life, mission, death, resurrection and return of the Messiah. The writing of the Old Testament spanned as many as a thousand years and was completed a few centuries before the time of Jesus. In Jeremiah 23:3-6, the prophet indicated that the Messiah would appear sometime after Jews returned from exile, which was about 25000 years ago. And in Daniel 9:24-27, Daniel indicated that the Messiah would appear before the second Temple would be destroyed, which happened about 1900 years ago. The birth of Christ occurred during that interval, after many Jews had returned from exile and before the second Temple was destroyed by the Romans.