Now, I promise that I didn’t intend for this whole Isaiah 53 thing to turn into a full-blown series. But I’ve received some really great comments from some really smart people (along with some not… so… smart comments). If you’ve been following along with this discussion on Isaiah 53, then you know that the first part was really mostly about typology in messianic prophecies. And the second part dealt with an interpretation on Isaiah 53 from a distinctly Judaic perspective.
As the third (and hopefully final) installment in this series, I would like to offer you a distinctly Eastern Orthodox understanding of Isaiah 53. This article was written by Eric Jobe, who is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He specializes in Hebrew poetry, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. He is an instructor of Bible and biblical languages for the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the Midwest, Diaconal Vocations Program.1
1: So a pretty smart guy.
2: On my site... not his. He already has a ton of comments on his.