In the month of Nisan, in the year when the Messiah appears, the Patriarchs will ask him whether he is displeased with Israel because of the affliction he endured on their account. The Messiah will reply that all he did was for the sake of the Patriarchs and the children of Israel, that they might benefit from God's abundant goodness. Then God will cloak the Messiah in something of the splendor of His own glory_
There seems to be two issues in dealing polemically with Psalm 22. One issue is whether v.16 should read "they pierced" as Christianity claims, or "like a lion" as Judaism claims. The second issue is the question of whether this Psalm is Messianic or not.
We will consider:
Part 1: Intro and Rabbinic Writings
Part 2: Rabbinic Writings (continued)
Part 3: Various Scholars
Part 4: Various Scholars (continued)