Death/Deaths means our death in Him!

I just wanted to share a really good post that examines the nuances behind Isaiah 53.  It’s written by J J Prasch and he shows us how and why this part of scripture is often misinterpreted. I found it really good and I hope that you like it too 🙂

Isaiah 53:9

The Theology of Scripture vs. the Pseudo-Theology of Apostasy, Heresy and Idiocy

In the sphere of Jewish evangelism Isaiah 53 is sometimes wrongly called “The Forbidden Chapter” because it is nt included in the liturgical Haf Torah readings in the synagogue Siddur. The reason for its omission is in fact pre- Christian, dating back to the proto-Hasmonean period when Torah reading was outlawed by pagan Selucid authorities so Jews sought broad thematically comparable ritual readings to what the Torah portion or Paroch Ha Shavua would have otherwise been. In fact, the Hebrew liturgical poet Eliezer Ha Kalir incorporated the reading of Isaiah 53 into the Yom Kippur Maqzor for a liturgical reading on the Day of Atonement in the Middle Ages. In Judaism, the actual “Forbidden Chapter” which Jews are exhorted not to read in rabbinic commentary is Daniel 9 predicting the death of the Messiah prior to the destruction of the Second Temple which transpired in 70 AD. Its reading is specifically discouraged because “the time of Messiah’s coming is foretold in it”. [source]

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4 thoughts on “Death/Deaths means our death in Him!

  1. Yeah, I read that. Pretty interesting. He’s never too kind to the KJV only crowd, is he. 🙂

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    • I really liked this article. I guess the KJV only crowd believe that particular translation to be the inspired Word of God which is incorrect. It is the original autographs that are. KJV is a translation just like any other translation and there are errors in it, just like any other translation. Thanks for stopping by Carla 🙂

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