Is this a joke?
"He thirsted" is a messianic prophecy?
Christians need to take a close look at the claims made about Jesus as messiah, let alone part of a triune god. . . when ridiculous "claims" are made that someone being thirsty is fulfilling a messianic prophecy one must truly ask about the seriousness of any of the claims being made about Jesus.
And yet we cannot lay blame for this ridiculous claim at the feet of the list maker -- nope this stupidity comes straight out of the Christian bible at the source give. John 19:28 "After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst."
Every human being who has ever lived has thirsted. To claim that "the scripture might be fulfilled" by saying "I'm thirsty" insults the intelligence of every human ever born.
Messianic prophecies have to do with things that ONLY the messiah can fulfill (or that can only be fulfilled in his lifetime). Jesus fulfilled not one of the true messianic prophecies which include:
A. Build the Third Temple (Yechezkel / Ezekiel 37:26-28).
B. Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel (Yeshayahu / Isaiah 43:5-6).
C. Usher in an era of world peace, and end all hatred, oppression, suffering and disease. As it says: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall man learn war anymore." (Yeshayahu / Isaiah 2:4)
D. Spread universal knowledge of the G-d of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says: "G-d will be King over all the world -- on that day, G-d will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9).
If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be "The Messiah." Jesus was not the messiah.
T'hillim / Psalm 22:16 (15 in Christian translations) says "My strength became dried out like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my palate; and You set me down in the dust of death." King David has been speaking (in the last few verses) about King David being surrounded by enemies, and yet he feels that he has no strength. Either out of fear, or exhaustion, his tongue "cleaves" to his palate.
T'hillim / Psalm 22 has been used no less than eighteen times by the list maker -- and it is not a surprise that it shows up so many times on the list of purported "proofs" that Jesus was the messiah. This psalm is one of the key "proof texts" of Christianity (along with Isaiah 53, Psalm 2 and a few others). Did you notice that Mark 15:34 and Matt 27:46 actually quote T'hillim / Psalm 22:2 "And at the 9th hour Jesus cried out,"My G-d,my G-d,why have you forsaken me"? The link of John 19:28 is likewise given by the Christian bible as "proof" that Jesus "fulfilled" something in the T'nach. Yet -- if someone says they are thirsty how would anyone know that Jesus said this a"that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst." as the book of John claims -- or that he was simply stating the fact that he was thirsty?
Did he stop "dying" momentarily and tell his followers "hey, be sure to write that down -- I'm fulfilling a prophecy"?
As I said at the start -- this is so patently ridiculous it is amazing that this is even referenced as "proof" of anything, but there it is in the book of John! Some tie Jesus' thirsting to T'hillim / Psalm 62:22 (21 in Christian translations) "They put gall into my food and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink." Matthew 27:34 claims to "prove" that non-prophecy (no doubt we will find it later in the list). Yet again this is a psalm about David (line 1 reads "For the conductor, on shoshannim, of David").
If this psalm is about Jesus, how do missionaries explain line six: "O G-d, You know my folly, and my acts of guilt are not concealed from You." -- what guilt? Don't missionaries say Jesus was "without sin"? Ergo T'hillim / Psalm 62 is not about Jesus either -- thirsty or otherwise.
But John 19 does not speak of vinegar -- it simply says Jesus was thirsty. . . and the day being thirsty qualifies one as being the messiah will be a cold day in the mythical Christian hell. . .