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Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord was sickly and died of disease.

Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord was sickly and died of disease.

Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord was sickly and died of disease. This is the least likely interpretation of the relevant verses in the Hebrew, as confirmed by many major translations, both Jewish and Christian. The text indicates that the servant of …

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It is not true that the medieval rabbis were the first to apply Isaiah 53 to Israel instead of the Messiah. The Israel interpretation is actually very ancient.

It is not true that the medieval rabbis were the first to apply Isaiah 53 to Israel instead of the Messiah. The Israel interpretation is actually very ancient.

It is not true that the medieval rabbis were the first to apply Isaiah 53 to Israel instead of the Messiah. The Israel interpretation is actually very ancient. You’re partially correct. The earliest reference to this interpretation is found in a second-century Christian source recounting a discussion between a Gentile …

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The Princetonians and Biblical Authority: An Assessment of the Ernest Sandeen Proposal John D. Woodbridge and Randall H. Balmer

The Princetonians and Biblical Authority: An Assessment of the Ernest Sandeen Proposal John D. Woodbridge and Randall H. Balmer For some years now students of American religion have sought to understand better that elusive movement known as Fundamentalism.1 The publication of Ernest Sandeen’s Roots of Fundamentalism: British and American Millenarianism …

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Biblical Authority in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Question of Transition W. Robert Godfrey

Biblical Authority in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Question of Transition W. Robert Godfrey Sola Scriptura was one of the ringing cries of the Protestant Reformation. This affirmation spoke to the issue of religious authority and summarized the Protestant conviction that religious truth could be known with certainty, not …

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Redaction Criticism: On the Legitimacy and Illegitimacy of a Literary Tool D. A. Carson

Redaction Criticism: On the Legitimacy and Illegitimacy of a Literary Tool D. A. Carson INTRODUCTION A British journal recently published a short series of articles under the general title “Slippery Words.”1 Contributors treated such terms as myth, eschatology, and the like. No doubt the editor could have enlarged the list …

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If you want to know what Isaiah 53 is talking about, just read Isaiah 52 and 54. The context is the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian exile, 550 years before Jesus.

If you want to know what Isaiah 53 is talking about, just read Isaiah 52 and 54. The context is the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian exile, 550 years before Jesus.

If you want to know what Isaiah 53 is talking about, just read Isaiah 52 and 54. The context is the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian exile, 550 years before Jesus. There is some truth to what you are saying. The prophet saw the future glory of Israel …

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