Yet again the list maker takes a passage which is about G-d and claims it as a "prophecy fulfilled by Jesus."
Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:1 says "In the year of the death of King Uzziah, I saw the L-rd sitting on a high and exalted throne, and His lower extremity filled the Temple."
Isaiah is speaking of a vision he had. Keep in mind that prophets communicated with G-d through dreams and visions, not reality (with the sole exception of Moses). “I make Myself known to him (other prophets than Moses) in a vision. I speak to him in a dream." (Bamidbar / Numbers 12:6).
Did Isaiah see Jesus in his vision?
Did Isaiah see the messiah in his vision?
Isaiah didn't see G-d either (G-d has no form), rather Isaiah had a vision -- as you might see something in a dream that isn't real. This is Isaiah's very first prophetic vision. In this vision G-d chooses Isaiah to speak for Him to the people (which is the role of a prophet).
A נָבִיא / navi (prophet) had direct communication with G-d (through dreams and / or visions with the exception of Moses who spoke directly with G-d), and who relayed G-d’s message to his or her own generation.
Some messages had meaning for the current and future generations, but all prophecy must have a message for the current generation (of that prophet), be direct from G-d (not through an angel or intermediary) and cannot contradict the Torah.
Thus prophecy is a personal relationship and contact between a צדוק / tzadok (righteous person) and G-d. This is usually through dreams although Moses had communication with G-d while he was awake. Navua doesn’t mean fortune telling or predicting the future, although sometimes these are present.
The word is based on niv sefatayim meaning "fruit of the lips," which emphasizes the navi's role as a speaker. A navi is really a spokesperson for G-d – one who speaks to his or her generation on behalf of G-d.
John 12:41 says "Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him." This is completely false as you can see yourself from reading Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:1 which says "In the year of the death of King Uzziah, I saw the L-rd sitting on a high and exalted throne, and His lower extremity filled the Temple."
John is lying to his readers.
The previous line of John 12 (40) is also based on lies. It says “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.”
This passage appears to be there to convince people to ignore what the bible actually says and believe the anonymous author of the book of John.
Are Jews blind? Do we not know G-d?
Why would G-d "blind" the very people He calls His first born son? (Sh'mot / Exodus 4:22), his beloved? Why would G-d tell us Torah and our covenant with Him is eternal -- only to "blind" us to the "truth" that it was all a joke, we were just waiting for Jesus to show up?
The problem for the missionary (where the Jew is concerned) is whether all those promises by G-d were lies -- or are they mistaken and Jews are not blind. . . they were lied to by the Christian bible and their teachers?
Jews believe in G-d.
Jews believe that G-d does not lie.
Jews believe that G-d is not a man and He does not change His mind. (Bamidbar / Numbers 23:19). Thus when He says that Torah is eternal, His promises to the Jews are eternal He is not lying.
Jews are not blind. There is a reason we have not become Christians. If someone tells you that you can be Jewish and a Christian run, don't walk, quickly in the opposite direction. It is a lie -- one that has been told for over 2000 years.
It is amazing that missionaries claim Jews are blind -- ignoring the words of the T'nach (bible), but they themselves blindly believe the lies of the anonymous author of the book of John who clearly distorts what the Jewish bible really says (whether through innocent ignorance or willful guile). A little "fact checking" would show them the truth!
Yet, type in the words "blind Jews" on an internet search engine and find website after website who insist Jews are blind because the Christian bible says so!
The blindness and stubbornness is not on the side of Jews – but on the side of those who claim to “fulfill” our bible and then lie about it. Distort it. And then those same missionaries say hateful things about us Jews to boot.
Jews didn't "reject" Jesus because we are blind. Jesus failed to fulfill any messianic prophecies, and he most certainly was not G-d!
Ask yourself, if the anonymous author of the book of John reversed what the T'nach said in Y'shayahu / Isaiah 6:1 then how much more can you believe in the Christian bible?