The Ten Plagues on Egypt

(Exodus 7-12) Scholars have noted that the plagues sent by the God of Moses and Aaron correspond to gods the Egyptians worshipped. The contest between Moses and the Pharaoh was a power encounter in which Yahweh demonstrated His complete mastery, hardening the Pharaoh’s heart as easily as He sent fearsome plagues, all to accomplish His […]

The Suffering Servant

(Isaiah 52-53) Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the final of four Servant songs (42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9) describes the saving work of the servant in five stanzas: His humiliation and rejection (52:13-15); His rejection (53:1-3) His suffering (53:4-6); His death (53:7-9); and His atonement (53:10-12). This chart notes specific descriptions of the Servant and the New Testament witness to […]