Does Isaiah 53:10-11 prophesy the resurrection of Jesus?

Yes, and I side with the Dead Sea Scroll version
67% (2 votes)
Yes, even in the Masoretic Text
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Probably or maybe
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No or probably not
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Ed Vasicek's picture

The NIV version of Isaiah 53:10-11 is my preferred; it follows the Qumran (Dead Sea Scroll) text:  

Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.

This contrasts with the ESV, which reads:

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.

As you can see in verse 11, "the light of life" is left out.  Yet in the Dead Sea Scrolls, it has "see the light"  ("of light" is added by the NIV as implied).

Even apart from that, "seeing" implied resurrection, and verse 10 does so as well (after he suffers and is cut off from the land of the livign, he sees his offspring).

Many suggest that there is no CLEAR reference to the resurrection in the Old Testament.  I disagree; to my way of thinking, this is it.  (Psalms 16:10 suggests the possibility, but is not a clear reference, IMO; at least it would not be clear looking forward from the centuries BC).

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