This prophecy is part of a unit starting from Isaiah 7:1 which continues through to 9:7. Some are able to recognise Messianic prophecy in view, whilst others see the immediate circumstances concerning deliverance from
Daniel was praying for the Jewish people whilst in Babylonian exile in the first year of Darius the son of Ahaseurus (Xerxes). He recognised the exact time he was living in, since Jeremiah had
Over three centuries ago King Louis XIV of France asked Blaise Pascal for evidence of the existence of God. Pascal replied, “The Jews, your majesty, the Jews.” The preservation of the Jewish people is
Most contemporary Jewish commentaries state that Isaiah 53 relates to the suffering of Israel as a nation but not that of Messiah. Around a thousand years ago, Rashi was pressed on this issue and
Psalm 22 foretells astonishing detailed prophecy of the suffering and death of Messiah in addition to the cost of His sacrifice. Since we have finite capacities we are unable to fully comprehend that cost.