The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Overview:
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important part of the Christian faith and also it is misunderstood throughout the non-Christian world. It always amazes, that many religions throughout the world have a following system of faith, which means that It is not necessary if all things are supported by history or not but when it comes to Christianity many non-Christians demand historical proof to prove Christian faith pillars so boldly.
Although the Christian faith has lots of historical proof to prove its historical existence in the ancient world. First of all, we talk about Isaiah 53 chapter, it is the part of the Old Testament in the Bible that is clear evidence of how Jesus Christ would die. But people who talk like this don’t know about its ancient value and it can’t be denied after knowing it.
What does the Bible say about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
First, we read from the book of Isaiah in the Bible, A clear picture of Jesus Christ and of His Sufferings, It is written NKJV
- Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
- For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of the dry ground. He has no [a]form or [b]comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no [c]beauty that we should desire Him.
- He is despised and [d]rejected by men, A Man of [e]sorrows and acquainted with [f]grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
- Surely He has borne our [g]griefs And carried our [h]sorrows; Yet we [i]esteemed Him stricken, [j]Smitten by God, and afflicted.
- But He was wounded[k] for our transgressions, He was [l]bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes[m] we are healed.
- All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, everyone, to his own way; And the LORD [n]has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
- He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep, before its shearers are silent, So He opened not His mouth.
- He was taken from [o]prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
- And [p]they made His grave with the wicked, But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
- Yet it pleased the LORD to [q]bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
- [r]He shall see the labour of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge, My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
- Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the [s]spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many And made intercession for the transgressors.
The historical value of Isaiah 53
Before we talk about the above-given verses; we will see the historical values of the book of Isaiah in the Bible. Many Christian know about the Dead Sea scrolls, the evidence of Dead Sea scrolls has changed the worth of Christian history but here we talk about the book of Isaiah.
Dead Sea Scrolls
It is so exciting that “The Isaiah Scroll” is known as the Great Isaiah Scroll, although it was designated as “1QIsa”, these were first discovered by Bedouin shepherds in 1946 from Qumran Cave 1 and this is one of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls of that. It is written in Hebrew and it holds the entire Book of Isaiah from beginning to end, except all a few small damaged portions.
Also, we want to mention that it is the oldest whole copy of the Book of Isaiah, being approximately 1000 years older than the oldest Hebrew manuscripts known before the scrolls’ discovery. The “1QIsa” is also remarkable in being the only scroll from the Qumran Caves to be unspoiled almost in its entirety.
What does Wikipedia reveal about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?
You can read in detail about the Dead Sea scroll on the Wikipedia website.
All this discussion proves the authenticity of the book of Isaiah. Now we know the historical worth of the book of Isaiah. In the same way, the entire Bible proves that Jesus rose from the dead. In the end, we will share a verse from the last book of the Bible. It is written in Revelation
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”
Jesus is alive and raised from the dead, He has the power to raise every dead again to live. Amen!