Video from Drive Thru History
"We are all very familiar with the famous icon of “the Crucified Jesus”, probably mostly recognized as the symbol of Christianity. But what if we told you that this image of the pierced Messiah is actually a biblical Jewish concept? And what if we told you that there is a prophecy in the Old Testament describing it?
Jesus was crucified on the evening of Passover in Jerusalem with two criminals crucified either side of him. The religious leaders asked to break the legs of the crucified, in order to speed up their death, since they didn’t want their bodies to be left hanging on the cross during the Sabbath. When the soldiers reached Jesus, they saw that he was already dead. In the New Testament, John describes like this: “But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water” (Jn. 19:34). John indicated that blood and water came out of Jesus as a result of the piercing, although it wasn’t clear why he bothered to mention this. Today, we know that according to physiology, when a person dies, the blood in their body separates into a clear liquid and into red blood cells. This fact proves that that person really is dead. John of course, had no idea why that happened because this scientific knowledge didn’t exist in his time. He described what he saw with his own eyes. In the Old Testament, in Zechariah 12:10, the prophet prophesies:
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”
The day will come when God will pour His spirit on the People of Israel, and as a result of this, the People of Israel will look at Him, and will recognize that they pierced Him, and then will mourn as one mourns over the death of a first born son.
A few verses earlier, Zechariah predicts the day on which the State of Israel will be once again in the Land of Israel and will be at the center of interest throughout the world. This will eventually lead all the nations to initiate an attack against her:.." from the article: THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD BY ZECHARIAH