Deuteronomy 18:18

Hebrew Bible

16 This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore or see this great fire anymore lest we die.” 17 The Lord then said to me, “What they have said is good. 18 I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command. 19 I will personally hold responsible anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet speaks in my name. 20 “But if any prophet presumes to speak anything in my name that I have not authorized him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die.

Acts 3:22

New Testament

20 so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and so that he may send the Messiah appointed for you—that is, Jesus. 21 This one heaven must receive until the time all things are restored, which God declared from times long ago through his holy prophets. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you. 23 Every person who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed from the people.’ 24 And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced these days.

 Notes and References

"... It must be borne in mind that while the Qumran sectaries thought in terms of three eschatological figures and applied Deuteronomy 18:18-19 to the prophetic figure in 4Q Testimonia, the New Testament applied that same passage to Jesus (Acts 3:22-23). In addition to its application to the eschatological redeemer, the word 'mashiach' in the literature from Qumran could be variously understood as referring to the elect of Israel in a corporate sense (4Q Florilegium i; 19 interpreting Psalm 2:2), or to prophets (CD ii. 12:1, and 1 QM xi. 7-8) ..."

Aune, David E. A Note on Jesus' Messianic Consciousness and 11HQ Melchizedek (pp. 161-165) The Evangelical Quarterly, 1973

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