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Isaiah 53


It is said that in the Old Testament not becomes spoken about Jesus. That doesn't have to surprise us for all the OT books are written long before Jesus was born. Who came reading until here on this site knows by now that the 'fingerprint' of Jesus can be found everywhere in the OT. Isaiah 53 is besides the book Daniel one of the chapters of the OT that speaks most openly about Jesus. That this happens in this chapter has a reason. This reason is already described by others, but I can add a number of facts to this research.


The Old Testament has 39 books and the New Testament has 27 books like we know the bible these days. Together for the whole bible that are 39+27=66 books. Jesus is standing central in the NT. This standing central can become expressed by the number 14 in this case for the center between 1 and 27 is 14. Because the NT belongs to the OT we can express this center as: 39+14=53 (by the way, 27 is on its turn the center between 1 and 53). Now has the book Isaiah 66 chapters and is seen as the bible in a nutshell. When we look for Isaiah chapter 53, than we find a description of the life of Jesus!


Isaiah 53: 1-12

1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor comeliness that we should look at him, there was no countenance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with sickness; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our sicknesses, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, struck by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded because of our transgressions, he was bruised because of our iniquities; his sufferings were that we might have peace; and by his injury we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, but he humbled himself and opened not his mouth; he was brought like a lamb to the slaughter, and like a sheep, that is dumb before its shearers, he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression and false judgment was he taken away; and of his generation who considered? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people.
9 And they made his grave among the wicked, and his tomb among the rich; although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to crush him by sickness; if his soul shall consider it a reward for guilt, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the purpose of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see the labor of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge did my servant justify the righteous One to the many, and did bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the plunder with the strong; because he has poured out his soul to death; and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


Isaiah lived about 700 BC. Unfortunately there aren't found any writings of that time and you could think of a forgery from a later time. However in the caves of Qumran Isaiah scrolls are found that at least date from 100 BC. In total there are found 21 Isaiah scrolls spread over different caves (Isaiah at Qumran). There are found very little and very small differences compared to the current Hebrew text. This was for me a reason to check Isaiah 53 for codes. And indeed there happens to be a code in that text. With Equidistant Letter Sequence we can find a code of Jesus, my Name as well of Messiah. In Isaiah 53:8-10 we find Jesus and my Name with ELS -20 and in Isaiah 53:8-11 we find Messiah with ELS -42:


Isaiah 53:1-12


If we places these three code words in a matrix of 20 letters on a row, than we see that the word Messiah crosses the word Jesus and that the have the letter shien in common. This letter we find in Isa.53:10 (KJV) in the phrase: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, :



The first letter, the shien, , of the word my Name, , is letter 428 of Isa.53. The number 428 is the 345th composite and 345 is equal to the  CV van haShem, the Name, (40+300+5=345). I don't have all the mathematical relationships on a row, but the first letter of Messiah, the mem, , is the 530th letter of Isa.53, which is of cause 10x53. We find this letter in column 10 and in row 27. The number 27 is the center between 1 and 53. This letter mem is the first letter in verse eleven. The number value of verse eleven is 3168, equal to the CV of the phrase 'Lord Jesus Christ'. The title 'Lord', Κυριος, for Jesus is mentioned for the first time in  the book Luke. The writing form for Lord Jesus Christ with the number value 3168 occurs for the first time in 1Cor.8:6.



He shall see the labor of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge did my servant justify the righteous One to the many, and did bear their iniquities..







































But why is it that the 11th verse in Isaja 53 has the number value 3168? In the introduction of this chapter I have already discribed why 53 is central in the midst of the 66 books. Now is 66 the 11th triangular number. So the basis of 66 is 11. The Lord Jesus Christ (3168) is the basis on which the hole bible is build. He is the basis and the center of the bible. And for that reason: Isaiah 53:11.





the gospel of the kingdom of God 















The first letter of Jesus in the code is letter 508 in the 11th word of Is.53:10, which is the 49th (7x7) jod in Isa.53. The number 508=4x127. The word 'he shall lengthen', יאריך, in which we find the first letter of the Jesha code, is the 127th word of Is.53 and the jod is the 4th letter in that word. In this way the divisors 127 and 4 fixate the first letter of the Jeshua code in the text. 508 is also the number value of the word 'I have pardoned' like it is used in Num.14:20:


I have forgiven





If we make from the same text of Isa.53 a matrix of 42 letters on a row, that's to say with the ELS -42 of the Messiah code, than we find the word Messiah in column 26: (In matrix 20 we find the first letter of Jesus in row 26) The sum of all the divisors of 26, the number 26 itself included, is: 1+2+13+26=42.



The sum of the colom and row numbers is: 26+(10+11+12+13)=62. The 62nd composite is 86, equal to the CV of Elohim, God. And then we look also for the coordinates of the letters of the Jeshua code, that are somewhat scattered in the matrix. We find for the jod: 4+13=17, for the vav: 6+12=18, for the shien: 26+12=38 and for the ajin: 28+11=39. The sum of these coordinates is: 17+18+38+39=112, equal to the CV of Yahweh Elohim.....


And if we count the letters of Isa.53, then we find 667 letters. The sum of all divisors, the number 667 itself excluded, is:

1+23+29=53......equal to the number of the chapter.....



By the way, the gematria in 'n' (the letter places in the alphabet) of Jesus, Jeshua, is 53:


Gematria in 'n'






Isaiah Chapter 53=Israel Or Messiah?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqpa8qFBcIw#t=41





Frank Colijn, September 2010