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date: 16 December 2019

Man of Sorrows, the 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture
Author(s):
Tom Devonshire JonesTom Devonshire Jones, Linda MurrayLinda Murray, Peter MurrayPeter Murray

This is a name given to Christ which epitomizes the Passion. The words come from Isa. 53: 3, in the Authorized Version: ‘He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief …’ (NRSV has ‘He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity …’). The whole chapter is one of Isaiah's most poignant prophecies of Christ's sufferings during the Passion, and in the preceding chapter, Isa. 52: 13–14, he makes an indirect prophecy of the Crucifixion.... ...

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