In Jesus’ time, “these Scriptures”, as He called them, were the 39 books of the Old Testament (the Tanak). And Jesus Himself said to the Jewish religious leaders:
39-40 “You have your heads in your Bibles constantly
because you think you’ll find eternal life there.
But you miss the forest for the trees.
These Scriptures are all about me!
And here I am,
standing right before you,
and you aren’t willing
to receive from me the life you say you want.
– John 5:39-40
The Message (MSG)
This is another verifiable claim that He was truly God in the flesh. All throughout His life: He was claiming to be God.
His message to us today is:
Your search is over. “Receive from me the life you say you want”.