Since no one knows what that means they let it grow. OCLC 620836940. (I Am Messiah) Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”. During this abuse Jesus was not only ridiculed, spat upon and hit in the face, but the hairs of His beard were ripped out of His cheeks until He bled just as the prophet Isaiah foretold: ‘I bared my back to those who beat Me. NOTES:￼ Rabbis, on the other hand let it grow because the OT said it was a shame for a man to cut off the corners of the beard. It was in a prophecy from Isaiah 50:6. Very interesting question. ( Log Out / ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore. John wrote that there were many other things that Jesus did which were not recorded in the New Testament. The discovery is considered one of the earliest representations of Jesus. How Your Conscience Accuses You. You did a great job of just laying out the considerations for thought. But I tell all of you: from this time on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right side of the Almighty!’ Caiaphas exploded in rage, tore his clothes and shouted: ‘He is blaspheming God! Jesus’ Beard was Ripped Out Your Conscience Accuses You too Memories of Sin The Blood of Jesus Cleanses your Conscience . And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Isaiah’s Description of Messiah’s Suffering: Beard Ripped Out.
2 Samuel 10:4 Therefore Hanun took David’s servants, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away.  Tosef, Git 7:1 and Git 70b, As the exact time of death was not ascertainable, the fact that a man was seen hanging on a cross was not sufficient evidence of his death (Yev. 120b). It was an act of worship to their gods and the Israelis were not allowed to mimic that practice.
Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Well, I don’t think it has anything to do with me disliking beards. Your comments are well thought out and relevant and I sincerely appreciate them.
Nehemiah 13:25 So I contended with them and cursed them, struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters as wives to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or yourselves.
Isaiah 50:6b I gave My back to those who struck Me And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard…”. To pull out the beard of any man, for any reason, was viewed as degrading and dishonorable.  William of Tyre, an eastern archbishop, Gesta Dei, p. 802, quoted in Harmer, vol. Jesus was beaten several times during His imprisonment. Licona, Michael (2010). During this abuse Jesus was not only ridiculed, spat upon and hit in the face, but the hairs of His beard were ripped out of His cheeks until He bled just as the prophet Isaiah foretold: ‘I bared my back to those who beat Me. Perhaps at this time, if there was another text available saying otherwise, it was not available to the Alexandrians or proved to be a curious variant. The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It was because Jesus had stated that He was the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, that these members of the Sanhedrin were now seeking evidence to condemn Jesus. It is your God-given discernment, which warns you not to do what is wrong. Thank you for your comment. Jesus' expectations of folks' understanding. Those that are most important are what we find in the texts. A part of the punishment for those who were placed upon the cross was their close proximity to the crowd who were watching them die.
But does this Old Testament verse refer to Jesus? In false written testimony, we do not see these unintentional errors.
The Puritan Board is a forum dedicated to the discussion of Christian theology in a Confessionally Reformed context. So it is good to look at Scripture and find out exactly what it says. D. Hahn. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Many of these are influenced by the shroud of Turin — that has an image of a man burned into what was probably a burial cloth. I live in a world where facts are more important than bias. In this verse, Isaiah was describing the torture practices of the Assyrians who pulled out the beard of their captives including skin and flesh. These men question Him regarding His true identity and the fact that on many occasions, Jesus had claimed to be the Messiah. ( Log Out / Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Although no evidence was brought forth at any time that Jesus had committed blasphemy, and He had, in fact, displayed all the evidence necessary to prove that He was both God and Messiah, as the scriptures describe, the Jewish leaders ignored these evidences and proceeded to trap Jesus into saying that He was Messiah. If all of the testimonies are exact, this is an indication of fraud.
, The results of this horrible torture brought insects that further tormented the dying and added to their shame before the watchful eyes of those who often hated and despised the condemned criminal.. Empirical Evidence For The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ, See the shocking descriptions of Jesus’ Crucifixion, Isaiah’s Description of Messiah’s Suffering: Spit Upon, Follow Robert Clifton Robinson on WordPress.com. Licona, Michael (2010).
He did not stand out in a crowd, so if the style for first century Jewish men in Israel was to have a beard (and I’ve never heard credibly otherwise) then Jesus had a beard. But the Gospel writers did not mention it, which I found surprising.
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Create a pure heart in me, O God, and put a new and loyal spirit in me’40. I have many conversations with orthodox Jews who tell me that most of the scriptures I assert as Messianic, are not. Of course, this is not proof one way or the other, as Jesus’ beard could have been plucked and the writers didn’t mention it or inferred it when they talked about Jesus being hit in the face. This brings us to the third wonder of the Cross: the blood of Jesus not only cleanses your heart from sin, it not only frees you from the accusations of the evil one, but the blood of Jesus will also cleanse your conscience which accuses you from the inside out: ‘That’s why His blood is much more powerful and makes our consciences clear. One of the artifacts that professionals look for in order to detect fraud in examining the written testimony of people who claim to be eyewitnesses, is the differences between individuals who claimed to be at the same scene of an event. Oxford University Press. But Joseph didn’t (Genesis 41:14), as was the Egyptian custom. ( Log Out / It probably wasn’t a daily thing — stubble was in vogue. Orthodox rabbis have beards. Isaiah 50:6