Category Archives: Messiah

Isaiah 53 – excerpt from Covenant Nation

Boyarin attempts to set the stage for his interpretation of Isaiah 53 by presenting his readers with a sketch of the debate between the Christian missionaries and the Jewish community surrounding this passage. The problem with Boyarin’s depiction is that … Continue reading

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How NOT to Respond to a Christian Missionary – part 3

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Lineage of the Messiah

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The Real Jewish Messiah – Full Debate

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The Real Jewish Messiah

The Real Jewish Messiah Why is this topic so popular? Why does it draw so much attention? One of the most famous themes of the Jewish Bible is the hope and the promise that a day will yet come when … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Both

Good, Bad and Both – Isaiah 53; Deuteronomy 31:27; Numbers 23:21 Christians point to Isaiah’s prophecy recorded in Chapter 52 verse 13 through 53 verse 12 as the most obvious proof to the legitimacy of Jesus’ claims. The prophecy describes … Continue reading

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Messiah – Letter and Spirit

Messiah – Letter and Spirit The prophets of the Jewish Scriptures pointed mankind to a glorious future. They spoke about a future of peace and harmony, blessing and happiness together with a universal submission to God. And the prophets spoke … Continue reading

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Isaiah 53 – a Verse by Verse Exposition

Isaiah 53 – a Verse by Verse Exposition 52:13 Behold, My servant shall succeed; he will be exalted and become high and exceedingly lofty. The success and exaltation of God’s servant is an event that the prophet sees as futuristic. … Continue reading

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Revised Messiah – Excerpt from Critique of Vol. 4

IV. 5. Objection 5.15 Brown presents an objection to Christianity: “When Jesus failed to fulfill the prophecies, his followers invented the myth of his substitutionary death, his resurrection, and finally his second coming, which, of course, they completely expected in … Continue reading

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Isaiah 53 – Vindication

Isaiah  53 is all about vindication. God’s servant, who suffered grievously, will one  day be vindicated to the eyes of those who despised him. This is the primary  thrust of the passage. The missionary interpretation insists that it is  Jesus … Continue reading

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