The Word Among Us

Lent 2006 Issue

Who Wrote These Songs?

The man behind the songs of the Suffering Servant

The four Suffering Servant songs are found in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-10; 52:13–53:12). They are in a section of Isaiah that was probably written about one hundred fifty years after the prophet Isaiah was ministering in Jerusalem (chapters 40-55).

We don't know exactly who this fellow was, but because he appears to have been part of a school of prophets formed by Isaiah's teachings,...

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