Who is the prophet referring to? (Acts 8:34)

“The eunuch

Asked Philip.

‘May I ask you?

About whom

Does the prophet say this?

Is it about himself

Or about someone else?’”

ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ εὐνοῦχος τῷ Φιλίππῳ εἶπεν Δέομαί σου, περὶ τίνος ὁ προφήτης λέγει τοῦτο; περὶ ἑαυτοῦ ἢ περὶ ἑτέρου τινός;

The author of Acts indicated that the eunuch (δὲ ὁ εὐνοῦχος) asked (ἀποκριθεὶς) Philip (τῷ Φιλίππῳ), since he said (εἶπεν) that he wanted to know (Δέομαί σου) who was the prophet (περὶ τίνος ὁ προφήτης) talking about, (λέγει τοῦτο) himself (περὶ ἑαυτοῦ) or someone else (ἢ περὶ ἑτέρου τινός)?  Who was this silent suffering servant?  Was this an Israelite prophet?  Was it Isaiah?  Obviously, many of these thoughts about the silent suffering innocent servant, who was oppressed, were later applied to Jesus Christ, as Philip was about to explain.  Jesus was the suffering servant of Isaiah.  How much suffering have you had in your life?

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