The Seed Zerah and the Messiah

One of the key scriptures

and prophecies of the Messiah המשיח

is given by HASHEM himself

in Genesis 3:14.

“And HASHEM G-D said to the serpent,

Because you have done this,

you are cursed above all cattle,

and above every beast of the field;

upon your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat all the days of your life:

And I will put enmity between

you and the woman,

and between your seed

and her seed.

He shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

ויאמר יהוה אלהים אל הנחש

כי עשית זאת

ארור אתה מכל הבהמה

ומכל חית השדה

על גחונך תלך

ועפר תאכל כל ימי חייך:

ואיבה אשית

בינך ובין האשה

ובין זרעך

ובין זרעהּ

הוא ישופך ראש

ואתה תשופנו עקב:

This scripture contains a

very peculiar aspect.



הזרע של האשה

But the woman has no seed.

The man has the seed or the sperm.

To reconcile this mystery,

the word ‘seed’ used here

has been interpreted to mean ‘offspring’

and not to the physical seed of a man.

It has been said that the

Hebrew word for seed Zerah זרע

is never used to refer to

the physical seed or sperm of the man,

and refers only to the general term ‘offspring.’

However this assertion

is patently proved false

by the Scripture.

Leviticus 15:16-17.

“And is any man’s seed of copulation

go out from him,

then he shall wash all his flesh in water,

and be unclean until the evening.

And every garment, and every skin,

wheron is the seed of copulation,,

shall be washed with water,

and be unclean until the evening.”

ואיש כי תצא ממנו שכבת זרע

ורחץ במים את כל בשרו

וטמא עד הערב:

וכל בגד וכל עור

אשר יהיה עליו שכבת זרע

וכבס במים

וטמא עד הערב:

If Zerah זרע means physical seed,

then how is the mystery of this prophecy

from HASHEM solved?

Isaiah the Prophet revealed the answer

when he prophesied in Isaiah 7:14:

“Therefore HASHEM himself

shall give you a sign אות;

Behold a woman who

has never known a man,

an almah העלמה,

shall conceive,

and bear a son,

and shall call his name Immanuel

which is ‘G-d with us.'” עמנו אל

לכן אתן אדני הוא

לכם אות

הנה העלמה הרה

וילדת בן

וקראת שמו עמנו אל:

Jeremiah the Prophet also

prophesies along the same lines.

Jeremiah 31:22.

“Because HASHEM has created

a new thing in the earth:

A woman shall compass a man.”

כי ברא יהוה

חדשה בארץ

נקבה תסובב גבר:

HASHEM sent the angel Gabriel גבריאל

to Miriam מרים , who was

direct descendant of the House of David,

and told her she would conceive a son

by the power of HASHEM only,

and without a man.

Gabriel גבריאל was the same angel who

had given to the Prophet Daniel

the time of the appearing of the Messiah המשיח .

“And the angel Gabriel גבריאל

said to Miriam מרים

Fear not, Miriam מרים ,

for you have found favor with HASHEM.

And behold, you shall conceive in your womb

and bring forth a son,

and shall call his name Yeshua ישוע .

He shall be great,

and shall be called

the Son of the Highest;

and HASHEM G-D shall give to him

the throne of his father David:

and he shall reign over

the house of Jacob forever;

and of his kingdom

there shall be no end.

And Miriam said to the angel,

How shall this be,

seeing I know not a man ?

And the angel Gabriel גבריאל answered

and said to her,

The Holy Spirit רוח הקודש

shall come upon you,

and the power of the Most High

shall overshadow you:

therefore also the holy one who shall

be born of you shall be called

The Son of G-d.”

וּאמר המלאך גבריאל

אל תפחדי מרים

כי מצאת חן לפני אלהים

הנה תהרי ותלדי בן

ותקראי שמו ישוע

והוא גדול יהיה

ו בן עליון יקרא

ויהוה אלהים יתן לו

את כסא דוד אביו:

וימלוך על בית יעקב לעולמים

ולמלכותו אין קץ:

ואמרה מרים אל המלאך

איך יהיה הדבר הזה

הרי אינני יודעת איש:

השיב המלאך ואמר

רוח הקודש תבוא עליך

וגבורת עליון תצל עליך

לכן קדוש יקרא הילוד

בן אלהים:

This miracle conception

and birth of the Messiah המשיח

was not the work of a man,

it was the work of HASHEM,



HASHEM, who knows the end from the beginning,

fulfilled his Word himself.

As he said in Isaiah 59:16:

“My right arm brought Salvation to me.”

ותושע לו זרעו

The Messiah המשיח only

was born of the seed of the woman

without the help of a man.

This stands as a unique event by itself.

This is not strange to the house of Israel.

There were examples where

women and their husbands

bore sons of promise.

Though they were miracles,

they were always born

of the seed of a man.

Israel herself was born of

an old and barren woman,

with the help of a man,

but as a miracle through

the direct intervention of HASHEM.

Isaac יצחק the son of promise,

was born to Sarah, a barren woman,

when she was past ninety years of age.

The scripture says in Psalm 113:9:

“HE HASHEM makes the barren woman

to keep house,

and to be a joyful mother of children.

Praise the L-RD! Halleluyah.”

מושיבי עקרת הבית

אם הבנים שמחה


And again in Isaiah 54:1 he says:

“Sing, O barren,

you who did not bear;

break forth into singing,

and cry aloud,

you who did not travail with child.”

רני עקרה

לא יגדה

פצחי רנה

וצהלי לא חלה:

Great leaders and prophets in Israel

were sons by miracle births,

being by the direct intervention of HASHEM.

Samson שמשון was born to

the wife of Manoah אשת מנוח

and she was barren.

Samuel שמואל was born to

Hannah חנה the wife of Elkanah אלקנה

and she was barren.

Yochanan the Prophet the Immerser

יוחנן המטביל was born to

Elizabeth אלישבע the wife of

Zechariah the Kohen זכריה הכוהן

and she was barren and of great age.

The Scripture also suggests that

Elijah the Prophet אליהו הנביא

was born by a miracle birth.

So for the Messiah המשיח to

be born without the seed of a man

was a SIGN אות to Israel.

The Hebrew word for sign אות

contains in itself the signature

of the MESSIAH המשיח.

The Aleph א and the Tav ת ,

which are the first and the last

letters of the Hebrew alphabet,

designate the Messiah המשיח as

being the beginning and the end.

The Vav ו in between the two letters

indicates the deity in the name of HASHEM.

The Messiah Yeshua המשיח ישוע ,

the Son of David הבן דוד

brings salvation to Israel

and to the rest of the world.

This he accomplished by fulfilling

the words of the Prophets of Israel:

dying for their sins

and rising from the dead

on the third day.