Is the Jesus of the New Testament the Messiah promised in the Old Testament?
There are more than a dozen predictions of Jesus birth and death in the Old Testament which was written more than seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus. The predictions are not so general that they could be interpreted in any manner (you will meet a tall, dark stranger) but contain specifics as to place, manner and people involved.
Could the fulfillment of these predictions be merely a coincident? No! The probability of just 8 of those prophecies being filled by chance is one in one hundred billion.
"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled" Acts 3: 18