MUSIC & RELIGION:
Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati, FM, originally an Australian now living in the USA, is not only a former New Zealand chess champion, a creationist physical chemist, but also the world’s best selling creationist author.
To me Dr. Sarfati’s thoughts as a Messianic Jew on Händel’s Messiah (see here) are especially interesting as he here contemplates on Isaiah 9:6:
Handel’s wonderful Messiah is full of biblical references to the coming Anointed One, and none is more gripping than this prophecy of Isaiah 9:6 (9:5 in Hebrew numbering):
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
At first, this seems quite strange, since it talks about a coming child to be born, a son, yet it describes this child in four divine terms.
Unfortunately, Handel follows a slightly misleading translation…
For the full article – read here.