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Indisputable Evidence Of Traditional Jewish Interpretation Of Isaiah 53!
Zecharyah 12:10...

v'-.sh-afak'.tiy ,al ┤ bay.t daviyd v',al yov-.sh-av y'ru-.sh-alařim rua-ch- -ch-an v'.ta-ch-anuniym v'hibiy.tu `alay `a.t `a-.sh-er ┤ dakaru v'.saf'du ,alayv k'mi.s'pad ,al ┤ haya-ch-iyd v'hamar ,alayv k'hamar ,al ┤ hab'kor

and I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

NOTE: This passage must be looked at in the context of the entire chapter. The context is clearly the end-times. It is at this time that everyone agrees that The Messiah will come and Reign as King. AT THIS TIME, Yisra'el THEN WILL LOOK BACK and be sorry how they pierced The Messiah when He came the first time.

Mal'akhi 3:23...

hinah `anokiy -.sh-olaa-ch- lakem `a.t `aliyah hanaviy` lif'nay bov` yom y'hvah hagadol v'hanovra`

Behold, I will send you Eliyah-yahu the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of ADONAI:

Mal'akhi 3:24...

v'ha-.sh-iyv lav ┤ `avov.t ,al ┤ baniym v'lav baniym ,al ┤ `avov.tam pen ┤ `avo` v'hikay.tiy `e.t ┤ ha`are.tz -ch-arem

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

NOTE: This refers to Jewish tradition, of The Cup Of Eliyahu at the Passover Sedar. Here, Jewish tradition agrees that Eliyahu will one day herald The Messiah. This has truly been the case. Note that at the beginning of the chapter, it clearly Speaks of The Messiah. And if the Jewish tradition flows together with 3:23, 24 as it appears to do perfectly, then this all IS EVIDENCE that Mal'akhi was Saying that there was no guarantee that the Messiah would come the first time and Reign as King and bring national peace to Yisra'el! In-fact, verse 24 Says just the opposite if Yisra'el continued to disobey HaShem! So this is evidence from the Tanakh that The Messiah could come the first time and NOT bring in national peace to Yisra'el. In-fact, both of these verses proves this CLEARLY. Both of these verses are in end-time context as well. Still, on the issue of Eliyahu coming first, note this conversation between Yehowshua and His Talmidim:

Mat 17:10 And his talmidim asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Eliyahu must first come?

Mat 17:11 And Yehowshua answered and said unto them, Eliyahu truly shall first come, and restore all things.

Mat 17:12 But I say unto you, That Eliyahu is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

Mat 17:13 Then the talmidim understood that he spake unto them of Yochanan the Immerser.
Yochanan The Immerser came IN THE SPIRIT (figuratively) of Eliyahu, and when Yehowshua returns, He there might also be someone else coming first in the same Spirit. Time will tell. Note also that in The Book of Luke, iit Quotes from Mal'akhi about Yochanan:

Luk 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Eliyahu, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for ADONAI.

And, there are numerous other places in the Gospels that associate Eliyahu with The Messiah. The very-fact that during the New Testament period, all the Jews knew that Eliyahu was dead for centuries supports the concept that perhaps some thought he would be resurrected, and that others may have known that there was some similar kind of association between Eliyahu and one whom would announce The Coming of The Messiah.  Speaking of Mal'akhi chapter three again: The key is context:  At the beginning of the chapter, it is clear that Mal'akhi is Speaking about The Messiah, and that one of His purposes would be to Sanctify Yisra'el-Namely The Kohanim, (Priests). Therefore, in reading-along this very-same chapter, verses 23 and 24 must also be taken in the very-same context.  In other-words, Mal'akhi is Saying, (to paraphrase), that The Messiah can come, and that what He does is conditional-based on what Yisra'el does.  Also, the fact that IN-CONTEXT, (see the first link on this website), that Mal'akhi expected The Messiah to come to that NEW Temple in a spirit of optimism  of renewed hope makes an even more convincing case that The Messiah could come more than one time.
 
Isaiah 52:13

hinah   ya.s'kiyl   ,av'diy   yarum   v'ni.sa`   v'gavah   m'`od  

Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Isaiah 52:14
 
ka`a-.sh-er   -.sh-am'mu   ,aleyka   rabiym   kan ┤   mi-.sh-'-ch-a.t   ma`iy-.sh-   mar'`ahu   v'.to`aro   mib'nay   `adam  
 
As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Isaiah 52:15

kan   yazeh   govyim   rabiym   ,alayv   yik'p'.tzu   m'lakiym   piyhem   kiy   `a-.sh-er   lo` ┤   .supar   lahem   ra`u   va`a-.sh-er   lo` ┤   -.sh-am',u   hi.t'bovnanu  

So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

NOTE: Verses 13 and 15 Speak of the time when He would be Highly-Exalted and bring world peace and justice, being recognized by even kings and nations. Verse 14 Speaks of the time that He would suffer, and that men would have a reaction to this. This suffering of The Messiah is for the sins of Yisra'el. See the link on this website "The Messiah Would Function As  Kohen (Priest) #2" for more on Isaiah 53.

 










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