Re: Matthew 5:39
Greg Jordan writes:
>I have a hard time picturing Jesus turning his cheek in the
>following passages (which in fact leads me to think he was being
>metaphorical in Matt. 5:39), but it's up to the reader to decide.
>Matt. 26:67; Mark 14:65; John 18:22-23, 19:3.
Recall that in Isaiah 53, one of the passages states;
...he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before
its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
You wonder whether the writers of the Gospels did not write down any response
by Jesus to being struck because He did not, in fact, respond, or to conform
their accounts of the trial and crucifixion to that of the Suffering Servant.
(Please, no flames - I personally believe he WAS the Suffering Servant!)
Mary Ann Davidson