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Four passages of Isaiah - 42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; and 52:13-53:12 - refer to a "servant" who is described as suffering in various ways. Christians view the forth passage as a Messianic prophecy that was fulfilled by Jesus.

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According to Trinitarians, did the stature of the Eternal Logos get diminished?

Trinitarians assert that Jesus is the Eternal Word of God. From John 1 they assert personified pronouns in order to claim this chapter supports this idea. This assertion of ambiguous Greek pronouns ...
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Is there evidence that Isaiah 53 was viewed as a Messianic prophecy within Judaism, or is it an exclusively Christian interpretation?

The modern Jewish interpretation of the so-called suffering servant song of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is that it is a prophecy referring to the nation of Israel, not the Messiah. As such, it is sometimes ...
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Why is Jesus portrayed and remembered in a state of suffering?

My observation of Christianity is that Jesus Christ is portrayed, worshiped and promoted in his state on the cross: suffering, crucified, having wounds. I don't see what sense this makes. This seems ...
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Why is the Gospel of Mark said to present Jesus as "the Servant"?

It is often asserted that the Gospel of Mark distinctively presents Jesus as the Servant, even the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53. What is it about the particular content of the gospel of Mark that ...
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Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?

When Jesus spoke about his future suffering it did not seem to register properly. For example: (Matthew 16:22) Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall ...
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To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?

Consider Isaiah 53:4-6 (NIV), which is commonly interpreted as a prophecy that the Messiah would die for the sins of the world: 4Surely he took up our pain    and bore our suffering, ...
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