Wide diversity of views

Messianic prophecy is a subject of great debate with a wide diversity of views.

Views vary:

"Skeptic" defined

"Skeptic" as used here simply means someone with a different interpretation; it is not a comment on a person's general religious beliefs.

Highly volatile reactions

As with many areas of politics, religion, etc., interpretation of alleged prophecy often evokes strong emotional reactions, and sometimes even leads to claims of prejudice, antisemitism, racism, religious bigotry, etc.

Issues in Messianic prophecy

Interpretations vary and involve questions such as:

Arguments that a passage is not prophetic

Several types of arguments are offered that a particular passage is not a prophecy, including: