ISAIAH 53: JESUS IS NOT THE SUFFERING SERVANT – Part 11

Not by blood loss
Presuming Jesus was nailed to the cross, did blood oozing from the nail wounds cause his death?  The Roman method of execution by crucifixion was designed as a punishment to be prolonged in order to serve as a lesson to both the victim and all onlookers.  Since no vital organ would be pierced crucifixion usually caused a slow death.  If the victim expired within a short time he would deprive his executioners of satisfactorily meting out the sentence in accordance with their concept of justice.  

ISAIAH 53: JESUS IS NOT THE SUFFERING SERVANT – Part 8

ISAIAH 53:4

5:4:  “Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; but we considered him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”

The servant as a vehicle for bearing “our” diseases and pains.
Did Jesus heal the sick and infirm?  Matthew makes use of Isaiah 53:4.  He writes:  “This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our sicknesses and carried our diseases’

ISAIAH 53: JESUS IS NOT THE SUFFERING SERVANT – Part 7

Continued from Part 6

Jesus’ popularity in review:

Do the Gospel’s describe Jesus as a person who “was despised and rejected,” or from whom people fled?  The words:  “He was despised and rejected of men … and as one from whom men hide their faces … and we esteemed him not” cannot be applied to Jesus if one is to believe the Gospel narratives.