Paper on Isaiah 53


There are many who believe that Isaiah 53 begins in the previous chapter at Isaiah 52:13. The assumption is not without good reason. It was not until the year 1207 A.D. that the Bible was divided up into chapters. A very famous English archbishop, Steven Langton, did this. He was the man who prepared the “Magna Carta.” Three hundred and fifty years later, this printer, called Robert Stevens, divided the chapters into verses. This is why we have the Bible in its present form. All of God’s true servants believe in the inspired Word of God, but they do not believe that the divisions made by these two well-meaning men were inspired. Our present reading is an example of this. Surely Isaiah 52:13-15 is introductory to and belongs to chapter 53.


The Suffering Servant

The Incarnation and Inspiration of the Word

The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus is an important part of “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) The virgin birth of Christ is important for a number of reasons, but perhaps the primary one is that it relates to the personal holiness of Christ. (Luke 1:35) It assures that He had no relationship to the first man. He came in the “likeness of sinful flesh,” but without sin, having no connection to the first man, Adam. (Rom. 8:3; 2 Cor. 5:21) ...
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