The Old Testament, which contains the writings of Moses, the rulers of Israel, and the prophets, was completed around 450 years before Jesus was born. In its pages, there are over 300 prophecies concerning the coming Messiah, covering His ministry and such details as the place of His birth.
For example, the prophet Micah prophesied, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2). The story of Jesus' birth recorded in the New Testament reveals that Jesus was born in Bethlehem after Mary and Joseph had to travel to the place of Joseph's birth for the Roman census. (Matthew 2:1-6).
In another example, Zechariah the prophet foretold that the Messiah would come into Jerusalem, bringing salvation, riding upon a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). In Matthew's book in the New Testament, we find the story of Jesus entering into Jerusalem, riding upon a donkey, as the people waved palm branches and shouted praises unto Him. (Matthew 21:1-11).
Jesus is found in many of the "types" or symbolism of the rituals and events of the Old Testament: A perfect Lamb, without blemish, was sacrificed for the sins of the people upon an altar; A Rock was smitten in the wilderness from which water poured out; A serpent was lifted upon a pole to which the people looked to by faith for healing. "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent on a pole in the wilderness," Jesus states, "so must the Son of Man be lifted up" which referred His crucifixion.
More than 300 prophecies, such as these examples, were fulfilled by Jesus Christ through His life, ministry, death and resurrection. No ordinary man could have fulfilled all of these prophecies.