Sacred Scripture

Book Resources: Part 2C: Jesus the Suffering Servant


Film: Jesus the Suffering Servant

Film Focus Point: This music video incorporates the text of Isaiah 52-53 with scenes from Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ. (This video was also suggested in the section on the prophet Isaiah above. You may wish to use it now if you haven’t already done so.)

Text Focus Point: Page 286

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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