Hallelujah! We are finally past T'hillim / Psalm 69! The list maker tied seven supposed prophecies to the psalm written by and about King David. Some missionaries are worse and tie as many as 11 "prophecies" to that psalm -- even though the subject admits to willful sinning!
Now on to T'hillim / Psalm 72.
The very first line in T'hillim / Psalm 72 says "Concerning Solomon. O G-d, give Your judgments to a king and Your righteousness to a king's son."
These are the words of King David on his deathbed. He writes a psalm. . . a poem. . . a prayer on behalf of his beloved son, and heir, Solomon.
So why is the missionary trying to say that this is a prophecy about Jesus when the psalm states in the very first line that this is about King Solomon?
The list maker tries to tie this psalm to the claim in Matthew 2 that "wise men" visited Jesus and brought him gifts.
Again -- since when was having great persons visit a messianic prophecy? How many people have visited Queen Elizabeth II, or been visited by a President, a Pope. . . any "great" person?
Anything as broad as "great persons were to visit him" are NOT messianic. A messianic prophecy must only fit the messiah and no one else!
Now, take a look at line 10 "May the kings of Tarshish and the isles return tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba approach with a gift."
Did the king of Tarshish visit Jesus?
Did the Kings of Sheba?
Did the Kings of Seba?
Matthew 2 states that magi (magicians) visited Jesus. Magicians, not kings.
So yet again we have the list maker tying a "prophetic fulfillment" to verses which do not at all fit the claim. T'hillim / Psalm 72:10-11 says "May the kings of Tarshish and the isles return tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba approach with a gift. And all kings will prostrate themselves to him; may all nations serve him."
There were no kings in Matthew 2 -- and the kings mentioned in the T'hillim are not claimed to be those who visited Jesus in Matthew. No king "served" Jesus in his lifetime (as an infant or otherwise).
Yet this does fit King Solomon, who we are told in the very first line of the psalm is its subject. Read Melachim Alef / 1 Kings 10:1 - 23: “When the Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, because of the name of the Lord, and she came to test him with riddles. . . For the king had at sea, ships of Tarshish with Aliram’s ships; once every three years the ships of Tarshish would come, etc.”
King David authored most of the psalms. He wrote this one as well -- about his son, Solomon. The final line says "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are completed." This was the final Psalm of David, and the Radak believed this was King David's final prayer before his death. Realizing that his end was near, David had nothing more for which to pray other than the success of his son's kingship, and this is theme of Psalm 72.
As insulting to Judaism as most of the "proof texts" are this one is particularly insulting. The missionary ignores the beautiful poem of King David on his deathbed about his beloved son -- and takes verses that do not even fit the claim for yet another false "proof" of Jesus as a messiah.