Martin Luther once said that Isaiah 53 ‘ought to be written on parchment of gold and lettered in diamonds.' Isaiah 53 is truly one of the most remarkable chapters in the whole Bible. Although written some 700 years BC, it actually contains one of the clearest views of the Person and Work of Christ in all of the Scriptures. This ancient Old Testament prophecy gives us a distilled New Testament theology.
Isaiah is justly known as ‘the evangelical prophet', and Isaiah 53 encapsulates his ‘evangel'. If we have grasped the message of Isaiah 53, we have grasped the message of the whole Bible, and if the blessing of Isaiah 53 is ours, we will be blessed indeed and eternally rich with ‘the unsearchable riches of Christ'—God's Riches At Christ's Expense.
About the Author
Timothy Cross comes from Cardiff, Wales, and has lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied Theology at Cardiff University and then trained as an RE and Games teacher at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of over twenty Christian books and numerous articles in Christian periodicals. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sacred Literature by the Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in recognition of his written ministry.
Dr Cross has a preaching/Bible teaching ministry and since 1989 has broadcast a monthly Bible-based message on the South Wales Talking Magazine. His life’s passions include biblical languages, distance running and the beaches of South Wales.