1755Isaiah 53 (was: Re: Messianic prophecies unfulfilled)
- Sep 7, 2007Mr. Tillman,
In previous posts, I have offered a defense of the identification of
the servant of the LORD in Isaiah 52:13-53:12 as an individual
Israelite suffering for the nation. I have also responded to your
objections to this identification.
The language of sins being laid on the suffering Servant as a sheep
(Is. 53:6-7) is sacrificial language and clearly means that the
Servant dies. His subsequent exaltation, then, presupposes his
resurrection from the dead.
That the Servant is the Messiah, the anointed one, is stated
explicitly in Isaiah 61:1, and that he is the Davidic Messiah can be
inferred from various parallels between the Messiah in Isaiah 9 and
11 with the Servant in the later chapters of the book.
In Christ's service,
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