Briscoe.Assignment3.REL371 - Nathan Briscoe REL371 June 21,...

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Nathan Briscoe REL371 June 21, 2010 Assignment 3 Jesus' Death The description of Jesus' death is one most horrible but still is--I daresay--a little hard to picture in its true severity without the help of historical evidence and perhaps a dramatic representation as has been done through various theatrical and cinematic performances. Beyond the reality of it (in this historical context), the understanding of Jesus' death from a Jewish perspective is most interesting to look upon. Truly the number of prophecies that Jesus was said to fulfill is a large number, and his fulfillment of those regarding his death are some of the more detailed prophecies that he fulfilled. The prophecies of Psalms and more-so Isaiah, for instance, are quite compelling. As Isaiah 53:5 says: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Though these passages are most likely referring to some other suffering of a Jewish prophet and was merely used in the future to prove a point by the Gospel writers and apostles, the concept of the healing of sins is nowhere found in the Hebrew Bible--rather the discussion is of a (yearly) covering that came through the blood sacrifice of animals. There was no other covering for wickedness as noted in the Hebrew Bible, and this passage in Isaiah is a prophecy that was fulfilled by Jesus or
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