Sacred Scripture

Book Resources: Part 1E: Jesus the Suffering Servant

 

Jesus the Suffering Servant

Film Focus Point: This music video incorporates the text of Isaiah 52-53 with scenes from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.

Text Focus Point: Page 156

Discussion Questions

  1. Which aspects of predictive prophecy found in Isaiah’s fourth Servant Song is most impressive? Who is speaking in this passage?

  2. How might the ancient Jews have interpreted this passage prior to the birth of Christ?

  3. Isaiah 52 is the first reading for the liturgy on Good Friday. Why is this an especially appropriate reading for that day?

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