Does the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 refer to Israel as a whole or Jesus in particular?
Jesus had lots of followers.
Jesus had lots of antagonists.
Kings worshipped Jesus. Kings did not worship Israel.
Jesus was a religious figure from a humble background. He wasn't a pop culture figure.
It was the plan that the Jews should reject Jesus so that he dies on the cross.
Speaks for itself.
Were the Spanish healed by the Inquisition? Were the fascists healed by the Holocaust? It seems better to say that this refers to Jesus, not Israel as a whole.
Ok so God placed on one individual the iniquity of many. Sounds familiar.
Really? Where have we heard that before?
So this individual would take the heat for the wrongdoings of others .....
Jesus was crucified with two thieves and then buried in a rich man's tomb.
It pleased the lord to crush Israel? O.O Seems better to say that this refers to one particular who began the spread monotheism through much of the world.
The Righteous One will bear the iniquities of many? O.O
Israel or Jesus? You decide.