Jesus and the Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 and Christian Origins

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Did Jesus of Nazareth live and die without the teaching about the righteous Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 53 having exerted any significant influence on his ministry? Did the use of Isaiah 53 to interpret his mission actually begin with Jesus?

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Overview

Did Jesus of Nazareth live and die without the teaching about the righteous Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 53 having exerted any significant influence on his ministry? Did the use of Isaiah 53 to interpret his mission actually begin with Jesus?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606085646
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/24/2009
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Bellinger, Jr. is Director of Graduate and Professor of Old Testament, Department of Religion, at Baylor University . William R. Farmer is Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Perkins School of Theology, and Editor of the International Catholic Bible Commentary.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 The World of the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 40-55 9
2 Basic Issues in the Interpretation of Isaiah 53 23
3 Isaiah 53 and the Restoration of Israel 39
4 On Reading Isaiah 53 as Christian Scripture 55
5 Jesus and Isaiah 53 70
6 Did the Use of Isaiah 53 to Interpret His Mission Begin with Jesus? 88
7 Isaiah 53 in Acts 8: A Reply to Professor Morna Hooker 104
8 Response to Mikeal Parsons 120
9 Jesus' Death, Isaiah 53, and Mark 10:45: A Crux Revisited 125
10 Isaiah and Matthew: The Prophetic Influence in the First Gospel 152
11 The LXX, 1QIsa, and MT Versions of Isaiah 53 and the Christian Doctrine of Atonement 170
12 The Heralds of Isaiah and the Mission of Paul: An Investigation of Paul's Use of Isaiah 51-55 in Romans 193
13 Concepts of Stellvertretung in the Interpretation of Isaiah 53 223
14 The Suffering Servant: Recent Tubingen Scholarship on Isaiah 53 251
15 Reflections on Isaiah 53 and Christian Origins 260
16 The Servant and Jesus: The Relevance of the Colloquy for the Current Quest for Jesus 281
Contributors 299
Index of Ancient Sources 301
Index of Names 314
Index of Subjects 318
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