@Dick Harfield, in a article titled A New Look at a Servant Song suggests that Isaiah (or Second Isaiah) was speaking of King Zedekiah. This goes against both traditional Christian interpretations that the Servant was Jesus and the Jewish understanding that it refers to Israel as a nation. Arguing that the Servant, who is not named, must be a person well known to Isaiah's audience, Harfield says:
Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, was indeed a man of sorrows. The Babylonians killed his sons before his eyes, blinded him and led him in chains to Babylon because he had rebelled against their rule. The Servant Song refers to a Man of Sorrows whom I believe to be Zedekiah. He was “wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities” before he was taken in chains (“brought as a lamb to the slaughter”) to prison in Babylon. The Servant was taken from prison and cut off from the land of the living because of the transgressions of the people... As their king, Zedekiah took responsibility for the suffering of the people (“borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows”)... Isaiah 53:3 tells us the Jews exiled with the man of sorrows hid their faces from him and despised him, as they might do with a king who had failed his nation.
Harfield presents further arguments in favor of this idea in the article linked above. Do the historical facts and/or Biblical text (as opposed to Jewish and Christian doctrine) contradict this proposition?