Isaiah 52:13

Hebrew Bible

12 Yet do not depart quickly or leave in a panic. For the Lord goes before you; the God of Israel is your rear guard. 13 Look, my servant will act wisely!20 He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted 14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man; his form was so marred he no longer looked human— 15 so now he will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.

John 12:32

New Testament

28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 30 Jesus said, “This voice has not come for my benefit but for yours. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. 33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.)

 Notes and References

"... Early Christians searched the scriptures to find meaning in Jesus’ death. According to Donald Juel, their findings emerged from “messianic exegesis.” Following the rule of gezerah shewah, they interpreted passages reminiscent of Jesus in light of acknowledged messianic texts. This study focuses on twelve explicit christological citations in the Fourth Gospel: Exod. 12:46; Pss 22:18; 34:20; 41:9; 69:4, 9, 21; 118:25–26; Isa 6:10; 40:3; 53:1; and Zech. 9:9; 12:10. Johannine exegetes could have used “messianic exegesis” to justify interpreting them as prophecies about Jesus. The evidence that suggests that they did. Psalms 22; 69; 118 and Isa. 52:13—53:12—standard Christian proof texts—can be interpreted in light of a messianic psalm, Ps. 89. Messianic exegesis extends from them to Exod. 12; Pss. 34; 41; 118; Isa. 6:1–10; and Zech. 9:9; 12:0. John’s tandem quotations share significant catchwords, with each other and with Ps. 22. Furthermore, John’s narrative emphasizes catchwords like come, eyes, see, hate, lift up, and glorify. Apparently, John has searched the scriptures and found a Messiah who comes into the world, opening blind eyes but hated by those who cannot see. In the end, he is lifted up and glorified—on a Roman cross ..."

McWhirter, Jocelyn "Messianic Exegesis in the Fourth Gospel" in Reynolds, Benjamin E., editor. Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs (pp. 124-148) Brill, 2018

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