Yet again the list maker (the 365 supposed prophecies Jesus fulfilled) claims that a statement made about G-d is a prophecy about Jesus.
Y'shayahu / Isaiah 48 is a continuation of the prophet's theme of Israel's exile and eventual redemption -- returning to the land of Israel in the messianic age of world wide peace and global knowledge of G-d. This theme is the focus of chapters 40 - 66.
G-d (through His prophet, Isaiah) rebukes members of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (living in Judah) that they claim to follow G-d, they claim to have faith in G-d, but deep inside, they have doubts. G-d warns these "doubting thomases" that they will be exiled to Babylon -- perhaps this will wake them up to reality.
It is ironic that the list maker claims that verse 12 is about Jesus -- because Isaiah's warning is precisely for Jews who fall victim to false religions, including a belief in Jesus, that G-d is condemning in this chapter. Just as a reminder: visions of the future which are positive will always come to pass, but negative warnings can always be prevented by "doing the right thing." This is the very purpose for negative messages!
Far from being about Jesus, G-d is speaking of Himself and makes it clear that there is no trinity -- no "other" entities than the one G-d who is completely simple, and not "compound."
"For My sake, for My sake I will do, for how shall it be profaned? And My honor I will not give to another." Y'shayahu / Isaiah 48:11.
G-d will not share His honor with another -- including Jesus.
"Hearken to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, who was called by Me, I am He, I am first, yea I am last." Y'shayahu / Isaiah 48:12.
G-d, not Jesus.
How amazing that the list maker would take this very clear passage -- where G-d states to the Jewish nation some 700 years before Jesus was supposedly born -- to know that He is alone -- the first and the last and yet claim that it is a prophecy about Jesus!
Indeed the very next line of Isaiah says "Even My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand measured the heavens with hand breadths; I call them, they stand together."
Jesus did not lay the foundation of the earth or measure the heavens. . . yet the list maker claims this passage is a prophecy about Jesus!
One might think that missionaries would avoid this passage at all costs! The circular reasoning that Jesus is the son of "god" and yet also part of a 3-fold "god", subservient and yet equal (because Jesus is the "one" god) is so illogical -- but that is the only reason the list maker could tap this passage -- because they perceive that any passage about G-d is automatically about Jesus -- with zero proof. Indeed references where G-d says He is one and alone are used as "proof" that He is NOT alone!
How crazy is that?
John 1:30 says "This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'" This is not a claim that refers back to Y'shayahu / Isaiah 48:12.
Revelation 1:8 is the famous alpha and omega passage: "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." and line 17 makes the claim that Jesus is first and last "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last." For some odd reason the list maker does not claim Revelation 1:11, 21:16 or 22:13, for reasons only known to him / her.
Ergo the Christian bible claims in multiple locations that Jesus is the "first and the last."
This claim is not supported in any factual way, and indeed the T'nach contradicts the Christian bible since it tells us that only G-d is first and last.
The "alpha and omega" is fairly new -- 19th century. The Textus Receptus (received text) was created in the 15th century used the Greek symbols "Α and Ω" (not "alpha" and "omega").
The Textus Receptus does not say "alpha and omega" (in words), but rather "Α and Ω". In the 19th century Delitzsch and Zalkinson (independently) translated the Christian bible into Hebrew. Both of them elected to translate "Α and Ω" into "alef" and "tav."
אָֽלֶף alef is not a word in Hebrew; the closest is אֶֽלֶף elef (which means one thousand), and, while תָּו tav does exist (and means a sign or symbol), it is very rare in Scripture occurring only in Y'chezkel / Ezekiel 9:4,6 and Iyov / Job 31:35. Ergo the "alpha and omega" concept is not found in the T'nach -- Jewish bible.
Aleph Tav את is not a word in Hebrew. In Hebrew there are grammatical markers which can precede a noun or pronoun and follow a verb. Aleph Tav את is one of these grammatical markers – it does not mean “first and last.” It simply uses the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (aleph / א ) and the last letter of the alphabet, the tav / ת. In other words is the grammatical particle of the definite direct article. It simply puts emphasis on the actions of a noun or pronoun (giving clarity as to the noun or pronoun’s subject.
What of the list maker's claim of Revelation 1:8? It is speaking of G-d, not Jesus. It says "“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Just a few lines earlier John wrote (line 4) that Jesus served "his G-d and Father"
How could Jesus serve G-d (his father) if he WAS G-d?
It would not matter if the Christian bible did claim that Jesus was a god, or existed from the beginning of time, or any of the other claims made about him. All of those claims are rejected by the T'nach who tells us time and time again that G-d is not a man, G-d is alone (one) and He does not share His glory with another. . .