posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 08:42 AM
reply to post by jmdewey60
Paul said he was a servant of God, true. Even Jesus comes across as a servant of God if one were to read the New Testament without any pre-concieved
ideas of "trinity" and such.
And thats only the beginning of the dilemma for christians who hold that Jesus is part of the trinity, and thereby God. Because servant CANNOT be the
same as master.... just as "son" CANNOT be the Father.
Jesus said he was that very Servant of the Lord, by reading from those verses in the synagogue and then saying he was fulfilling those prophecies.
Jesus quoted Isaiah. Yes.
But which parts exactly? Do those bits of Isaiah that he quoted match the verse the OP refers to?
Lets have a look....
Jesus read from Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19.... which corresponds to Isaiah 58:6 and 61:1-2
Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles- the people living in darkness
have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
which corresponds to Isaiah 9:1-7, where mention is made of Napthali and Zebulon...but NOT Kedar and the wilderness.
which makes Isaiah
42 unique to Mohammad.
Now Isaiah 42 differs in the sense that it specifically addresses things that Jesus CANNOT be connected with (going by the words of the bible)
1) Isaiah 42 involves, for some reason, the "wilderness" and the lands of Kedar... terms associated with Ishmael in the bible. Jesus, who read from
Isaiah never read out Isaiah 42
2) Isaiah 42 has this curious verse involving "graven images: (idolatry)... a practise in the lands of Kedar and the wilderness
Mohammad put an end to. Jesus, did not directly address "graven" images in the lands he was preaching in, let alone bring an end
My guess is that Isaiah foretells the coming of not one, but two major players in the Abrahamic faiths.
And the reason that Jesus did not quote Isaiah 42, is because he was NOT the servant who influenced the people of Kedar AND ended idolatry.
The part in Isaiah about the light shown to people living in darkness is a motif that addresses both Jesus and Mohammad.
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