Category: Isaiah

Part 10: Summary

John MacArthur claims that Isaiah 52:13-53:12 “contains unarguable, incontrovertible proof that God is the author of Scripture and Jesus the fulfillment of messianic prophecy. The details are so minute that no human could have predicted them by accident and no imposter could have fulfilled…

Part 9: The Satisfied Servant

Yet the Lord was pleased to crush him severely. When you make him a guilt offering, he will see his seed, he will prolong his days, and by his hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished. After his anguish, he will see light and…

Part 8: The Silent Servant

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not open his mouth. He was taken away because of oppression and judgment; and who…

Part 7: The Sin-Bearing Servant

Yet he himself bore our sicknesses, and he carried our pains; but we in turn regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on him,…

Part 6: The Suffering Servant

Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He didn’t have an impressive form or majesty that…

Part 5: The Successful Servant

See, my servant will be successful; he will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted. Just as many were appalled at you— his appearance was so disfigured that he did not look like a man, and his form did not resemble a human…

Part 4: Method

The commentary that follows (in the next 5 posts) seeks to conform to a pattern of observation, interpretation, and application. A few observations will be made about the servant in each section, followed by thoughts that combine interpretation and application. I seek to understand…

Part 3: Context (Book)

Many scholars agree that the book of Isaiah can be divided into two major sections: chapters 1-39 and chapters 40-66. Scofield, entitles the first section, “Looking toward the captivities” and the second, “Looking beyond the captivities.”[1] The second part explains in detail the ministry…

Part 2: Context (Testament)

The story of Scripture begins with a record of the creation of the universe. It then focuses in on the creation of mankind and shows how God pursued a personal relationship with Adam and Eve. Unfortunately, sin entered the world and the relationship between…

Part 1: Introduction (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12)

The following 10 posts come from a paper I wrote for a class at Western Seminary. I studied Isaiah 52:13-53:12 and wrote a bit of a commentary on the text. I hope you enjoy what I found! The prophet Isaiah lived in Israel from…