In a comment to me in RPP, one of the commenters states:

“The correct word for pierced – as in by a sharp instrument is “דקר.”

That Zechariah 12:10 speaking of messianic days uses the more explicit “דקר” which does mean “pierced through” as in by stabbing, shows that the concept of a pierced messiah is understood from Torah.””

The implication here (and please correct me if I am wrong), is that the person who is pierced in Zech 12:10 is Jesus.

Zech 12:10 states:

“And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplications. And they shall look to me because of he who was pierced, and they shall mourn over him as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness, therefore, as one is embittered over a firstborn son.”

Two questions:

  1. Does it say anywhere that this person who is pierced is the messiah?
  2. This verse takes place in a chapter which describes a battle where all the nations of the world are fighting against Jerusalem, and the Jewish people fight back and win valiantly and only one person is killed in this battle. Does this chapter describe the context in which Jesus was killed? Did he die in battle when all the nations of the world were attacking Israel? Was there an astonishing victory by Israel over the nations in battle during the time of Jesus???