Matthew, Mark and Luke, the authors of the first three Gospels in the New Testament, write that the Lord Yeshua posed a short and logical question to the Jewish religious leaders concerning Messiah’s origin. But this question remained unanswered. The learned Pharisees and Scribes were unable to respond.
The question was neither mystical nor esoteric. It was a simple and sensible examination based upon one verse in the Book of Psalms, written by King David 1,000 years before the Messiah appeared in Bethlehem. This question was publicly presented at the epicenter of Jewish spiritual life: the Holy Temple’s courtyard in Jerusalem.
A reasonable query
The three Evangelists recorded the challenging question, in slightly different modes, as follows:
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Yeshua asked them, saying “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?”
They said to Him: “The Son of David.”
Next, He asked them: “How then does David in the Spirit call Him LORD, saying: ‘The Lord (YHWH in Hebrew) said to my Master, “Sit...
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