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An Englishman who lives in Sweden. I work at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I work with C# a fair bit, do some simple work with SQL Server... am currently developing my skills in Sharepoint 2010 and ASP.NET MVC4.


Mar
10
comment What do Christians mean by “Jesus took our illnesses upon himself on the cross” and why?
Gary, that's a good verse to bring up here. Looking at e.g. the NLT rendering "“He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”" could clearly be used to build the sort of statement I used. If you put this in an answer I'd have voted it up. As for your question: I'd have to say I start with questions about what Matthew was doing and trying to communicate here and why he uses a wording which is at odds with how we'd normally tend to translate Isaiah. But it was a good verse to look at here, thanks!
Dec
31
comment What do Christians mean by “Jesus took our illnesses upon himself on the cross” and why?
I salute your nerdiness. Change the word "illness" to "sickness" and get a couple of hits. If you just search for the expression -Jesus took our sickness on the cross- then you'll get a quick idea of the range of ideas out there. But I don't want to throw the focus on anyone out there.
Dec
31
comment What do Christians mean by “Jesus took our illnesses upon himself on the cross” and why?
Sorry if I was unclear but I am not translating anything "illnesses". I'm simply saying that some Christians will use the phrase I've given. I've also seen people develop that from their understanding of texts like Isa 53. Just to be clear I'm not asking for an analysis of Isa 53, I'm looking for what sort of range we have for understanding that comment and any biblical backing they would produce (ideally beyond Isa 53 - much for the reasons you give).