How many prophecies did Jesus fulfill?

The Old Testament predicted Jesus’ appearance and prepared the world for Him.  The New Testament recorded his life, ministry, and plan for salvation.  Many prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus.  Could He have purposely fulfilled the prophecies so as to make himself look like the messiah?  Old Testament prophecies foretold: How he would die; How the people would react to his death; That his side would be pierced; Where he would be buried; Where he would be born; When he would be born; The virgin birth; and His betrayal.  These are 8 different prophecies, and it is impossible for Jesus to have purposely fulfilled them.  While hanging on the cross, how would he have purposely fulfilled having the spear stuck in his side?  How would he have fulfilled the prophecy of the guards casting lots for his clothes?  How would he have purposely fulfilled being born of a virgin and in Bethlehem at a certain time in history?  These things were out of his control.  The chances of just one person fulfilling all eight of these prophecies is 1 out of 100,000,000,000,000,000, or 1 out of 10 17.  You can see in the Old Testament where Jesus was prophesied many times before he was born in this article.  The following link: Fulfilled Messianic Prophecies shows a chart of just a few of the fulfilled prophecies.  For a listing of some of the other prophecies He fulfilled, see the following link: