In this lesson, Dr. Bramson discusses those who believed Daniel’s prophecy about the first coming of the Messiah—Simeon and the prophetess Anna. Like today, there were those who believed that these prophecies were literal and there were some that believed it was symbolic. How was Israel to recognize the Messiah? Did many Israelites recognize that Jesus was the Messiah? Why was Israel held accountable for not recognizing their Messiah? (What lesson can the Church learn from this?) What were the consequences for the nation of Israel for not recognizing that Jesus was their Messiah? Did this mean that God rejected Israel forever? If not, what is Israel’s eventual destiny? What does this have to do with the Church?