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Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Format : Paperback / softback
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199594863
Publication Year : 2011
Language : English

In standard biblical interpretations the "Suffering Servant" figure in Isaiah 53 is understood as an otherwise able bodied person who suffers. Jeremy Schipper challenges this reading and shows that the text describes the servant with language and imagery typically associated with disability in ancient Near Eastern literature.