Throughout Jewish scripture, Israel is repeatedly called, in the singular, the "Servant of God" (see Isaiah 43:8).In fact, Isaiah states no less than 11 times in the chapters prior to 53 that the Servant of God is Israel.(Isaiah 2:1-4, -18, -18; Zephaniah 3:9; Hosea -22; Amos -15; Micah 4:1-4; Zechariah , 14:9; Jeremiah -34) Specifically, the Bible says he will: If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be the Messiah.Because no one has ever fulfilled the Bible's description of this future King, Jews still await the coming of the Messiah.But personal revelation is an extremely weak basis for a religion because one can never know if it is indeed true.Since others did not hear God speak to this person, they have to take his word for it.
Many prophetic passages speak of a descendant of King David who will rule Israel during the age of perfection.
For example, John records that Jesus made a paste in violation of Shabbat, which caused the Pharisees to say (verse 16), "He does not observe Shabbat!
" Biblical verses can only be understood by studying the original Hebrew text – which reveals many discrepancies in the Christian translation.
One of the most common questions we receive at is: "Why don't Jews believe in Jesus?
" Let's understand why – not to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position.