Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

Archive for December 14, 2007

The Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q521) and the New Testament II


Jesus as the Messiah – Luke 4:16-21 

I continue with some useful insights from Dr. Peter Flint about the DSS and the New Testament.  It is well known that Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah (chapter 61) when he went to the Synagogue in Nazareth on the Sabbath day (see Luke 4:16 to 21).  He reads from Isaiah 61:1-2: 

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,  

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim goodnews to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering ofsight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,  to proclaim the year ofthe Lord’s favor.”   (more…)