Nearly 700 years before Christ was born in Bethlehem the prophet Isaiah wrote about a savior, the Messiah, who would come into this world and walk among men…and the manner in which we would respond to him, and how he would be regarded…
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.* Chapter 7 | verse 14
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given. And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Chapter 9 | verse 6
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.** Chapter 53 | verse 3
*Hebrew for ‘God with us‘
**Attributed by some scholars to a second prophet “Isaiah” circa (550-539) BCE, whose writings were thought to have later been appended to the original manuscript. To the objective observer however, this assertion may be questionable.