The list maker is "double dipping" -- claiming two "prophecies" are tied to one T'nach passage -- namely Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6 which is the first prophecy given to Isaiah. Verses 9 - 12 are about Isaiah (who lived 700 years before Jesus) speaking to HIS generation.
It has nothing at all to do with Jesus or people who lived 700 years after Isaiah died.
"And He said, "Go and say to this people, 'Indeed you hear, but you do not understand; indeed you see, but you do not know.'" Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:9.
In case you missed the pertinent passage being ignored by the list maker: "Go and say to this people"
Not people 700 years from now.
Read on "This people's heart is becoming fat, and his ears are becoming heavy, and his eyes are becoming sealed, lest he see with his eyes, and hear with his ears, and his heart understand, and he repent and be healed." And I said, "Until when, O L-rd?" And He said, "Until cities be desolate without inhabitant and houses without people, and the ground lies waste and desolate. And the L-rd removes the people far away, and the deserted places be many in the midst of the land." Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:10 - 12.
Isaiah asks G-d "how long will the people not listen -- how long will they be blind and deaf to my message?"
And G-d replies NOT with "until Jesus comes."
G-d tells Isaiah that the people will not listen until such time as HE (G-d) exiles the Jews and their cities are emptied and their houses are empty, too.
Did that happen with Jesus?
The people were not exiled when Jesus supposedly lived.
It was a time between exiles -- after the Babylonian Exile and before the Diaspora (post 135 CE) of the Roman Exile.
There was an exile BEFORE Jesus. This was the Babylonian Exile which occured in the year 434 BCE, when the Babylonians conquered the former Assyrian empire. This exile lasted for seventy years.
400 years before Jesus.
There was an exile AFTER Jesus. That was the Roman Exile circa 135 CE -- about 100 years after Jesus' supposed death.
Funny how the list maker ignores these parts of his "proof" text isn't it? The list maker ignores the part which disqualify the passage is possibly being about Jesus and still points to them as "prophies" that Jesus was the messiah!
Perhaps the anonymous list maker is not to fault, because Acts 28:23-29 has Paul referencing the prophet Isaiah inappropriately (just as did Matthew 13:13 -15 in the previous blog post). Just as in Matthew 13 the author of Acts 28 ignores that Isaiah is told the blind and deaf people are those of HIS generation to whom he (Isaiah) is bringing prophecy some 700 years before Jesus. "And He said, "Go and say to this people, 'Indeed you hear, but you do not understand; indeed you see, but you do not know.'" Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:9.
The author of Acts (just like the author of Matthew 13) also ignores that G-d tells Isaiah the people will ignored G-d's warnings to be Torah observant until they are exiled (which did not happen in the time of Jesus).
The anonymous authors of Acts 28 and Matthew 13, and the list maker, totally ignore that Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:9 - 12 are speaking about Isaiah’s own ministry. Yet another false claim by the list maker bites the dust.
The final nail in the coffin of this claim is that Jesus was never a "christ." Christ is taken from the Greek word for anointed one, or “messiah” -- Χριστός (Christos). If you look up the word "messiah" ("christ" is a modified Greek translation for the word) in your average English dictionary you will find it defined as "the promised deliverer of the Jewish nation prophesied in the Hebrew Bible" or "the expected king and deliverer of the Jews" or even "Jesus regarded by Christians as the Messiah of the Hebrew prophecies and the savior of humankind."
The word "christ" in the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) is "The title, also treated as a name, given to Jesus of Nazareth (see Jesus)."
Quite simply the Hebrew word מָשִֽׁיחַ (moshiach) -- or "messiah" in English translates to "anointed one."
The noun מָשִֽׁיחַ (moshiach aka anointed one), in English "messiah" occurs 39 times in the T'nach. Thirty-four are nouns and the remaining five are adjectives.
Additionally there are other closely related words, such as מִשְׁחָה mish'ḥah (“anointment”) which occurs, for example, in the expression שֶֽׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת קֹֽדֶשׁ shĕmĕn mish'ḥat kōdĕsh (“anointment-of-holiness oil”)— this term is found twice in Sh'mot / Exodus 30:25and again in Sh'mot / Exodus 30:31. שֶֽׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת קֹֽדֶשׁ shĕmĕn mish'ḥat kōdĕsh (“anointment-of-holiness oil”) is a special type of anointment with a particular oil for kings -- and this was never done with Jesus. Jesus was never a moshiach (messiah) -- and he did not have the "birth right" to be a rightful king of the Jews.
The Hebrew word is inseparable with the concept of the special oil in my last paragraph. This was a special mixture of spice and olive oil that was used for “anointing” of kings and priests. It is called שֶֽׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת קֹדֶשׁ shemen mish'ḥat kodesh (“Oil of Anointment of Sanctity”) in the passage of Sh'mot / Exodus 30:22-33 which gives the formula for making it and how to properly use it. . .
"G-d spoke to Moses, saying: 30:23 You must take the finest fragrances, 500 [shekels] of distilled myrrh, [two] half portions, each consisting of 250 [shekels] of fragrant cinnamon and 250 [shekels] of fragrant cane, 30:24 and 500 shekels of cassia, all measured by the sanctuary standard, along with a gallon of olive oil. 30:25 Make it into sacred anointing oil. It shall be a blended compound, as made by a skilled perfumer, [made especially for] the sacred anointing oil. 30:26 Then use it to anoint the Communion Tent, the Ark of Testimony, 30:27 the table and all its utensils, the menorah and its utensils, the incense altar, 30:28 the sacrificial altar and all its utensils, the washstand and its base. 30:29 You will thus sanctify them, making them holy of holies, so that anything touching them becomes sanctified. 30:30 You must also anoint Aaron and his sons, sanctifying them as priests to Me. 30:31 Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'This shall be the sacred anointing oil to Me for all generations. 30:32 Do not pour it on the skin of any [unauthorized] person, and do not duplicate it with a similar formula. It is holy, and it must remain sacred to you. 30:33 If a person blends a similar formula, or places it on an unauthorized person, he shall be cut off [spiritually] from his people." Sh'mot / Exodus 30:22-33.
Thus Saul, David and Solomon were all messiahs -- anointed kings.
And it is just as clear that Jesus was not a messiah.
Jesus was not anointed with the שֶֽׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת קֹדֶשׁ shemen mish'ḥat kodesh (“Oil of Anointment of Sanctity”) in the passage of Sh'mot / Exodus 30:22-33.