The Messiah Christ would suffer and rise from the dead (Acts 26:23)

“The Messiah Christ

Must suffer.

By being the first

To rise from the dead,

He would proclaim light

Both to our people

And to the gentiles.”

εἰ παθητὸς ὁ Χριστός, εἰ πρῶτος ἐξ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν φῶς μέλλει καταγγέλλειν τῷ τε λαῷ καὶ τοῖς ἔθνεσιν.

The author of Acts indicated that Paul said that the Messiah Christ (ὁ Χριστός) must suffer (εἰ παθητὸς).  However, by being the first (εἰ πρῶτος) to rise from the dead (ἐξ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν), he would proclaim (καταγγέλλειν) light (φῶς μέλλει) both to our people (τῷ τε λαῷ) and to the gentiles (καὶ τοῖς ἔθνεσιν).  Acts was the only Greek biblical writing that used this word παθητὸς, that means subject to suffering or destined to suffer.  Paul maintained that Jesus Christ was the suffering servant in the Isaiah tradition.  At the same time Jesus was the light to both the Jewish people and the gentiles, also in the prophetic Isaiah tradition.  Do you believe that Jesus rose from the dead?

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