The Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 in Jewish and Christian Sources

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Bernd Janowski, Peter Stuhlmacher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004 - Religion - 520 pages
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Translated by Daniel P. Bailey

The Servant Song of Isaiah 53 has been highly significant in both Jewish and Christian thought. Rarely, however, has it been explored from the broad range of perspectives represented in this long-awaited volume.

In "The Suffering Servant ten talented biblical interpreters trace the influence of the Servant Song text through the centuries, unpacking the theological meanings of this rich passage of scripture and its uses in various religious contexts. Chapters examine in depth Isaiah 52:13-53:12 in the Hebrew original and in later writings, including pre-Christian Jewish literature, the New Testament, the Isaiah Targum, the early church fathers, and a sixteenth-century rabbinic document informed by Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Contributors: Jostein Adna
Daniel P. Bailey
Gerlinde Feine
Martin Hengel
Hans-Jurgen Hermisson
Otfried Hofius
Wolfgang Hullstrung
Bernd Janowski
Christoph Markschies
Stefan Schreiner
Hermann Spieckermann
Peter Stuhlmacher

 

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Contents

The Conception and Prehistory of the Idea of Vicarious Suffering in the Old Testament
1
The Fourth Servant Song in the Context of Second Isaiah
16
Isaiah 53 and the Drama of Taking Anothers Place
48
The Effective History of Isaiah 53 in the PreChristian Period
75
Isaiah 53 in the Gospels and Acts
147
The Fourth Servant Song in the New Testament Letters
163
The Reception of Isaiah 52135312 in the Targum of Isaiah with Special Attention to the Concept of the Messiah
189
Two Interpretive Models for Isaiah 53 in the Patristic Literature and Their Development
225
Justin Martyrs Allusions to Isaiah 53 in His Dialogue with Trypho with Special Reference to the New Edition of M Marcovich
324
Isaiah 53 in the Sefer Hizzuk Emunah Faith Strengthened of Rabbi Isaac ben Abraham of Troki
418
A Classified Bibliography on Isaiah 53
462
Index of Primary Sources
493
Index of Modern Authors
511
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Page 2 - The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son : the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Page 11 - For the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.

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Bernd Janowski is professor emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Tubingen, Germany. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of numerous books, including the thirteen-volume "Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion".

Peter Stuhlmacher is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

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