B 96 The Servant Songs of Isaiah 40–55: Interpreting Old Testament Prophecy£2.77
The suffering servant in Isaiah 53 has long been a subject of debate. Whilst Christians are in no doubt that it points to Jesus, Jewish readers highlight the lack of a match.
This masterly study considers all the options, and proposes a better way of reading. The passage describes the kind of servant that God is looking for in his redemption of the world, a work uniquely achieved by Jesus but continued by the community of his followers.