Look back on Isaiah

The book of Isaiah itself isn't so much about the life and times of the prophet Isaiah as a collection of his prophecies. There are some other prophecies that biblical scholars aren't so sure were actually delivered to Isaiah but are contained in the book, I think because they were in the same timeframe. All … Continue reading Look back on Isaiah

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Reflections on Isaiah

The book of Isaiah itself isn't so much about the life and times of the prophet Isaiah as a collection of his prophecies. There are some other prophecies that biblical scholars aren't so sure were actually delivered to Isaiah but are contained in the book, I think because they were in the same timeframe. All … Continue reading Reflections on Isaiah

Isaiah 56-66: Coming back into God’s good graces

This set of chapters revolves around coming back to God and coming back to Jerusalem. Chapter fifty six begins the section by talking about how anyone who keeps the Sabbath can be one of God's people. It's important to note, though, that keeping the Sabbath is not the same as we refer to it today. … Continue reading Isaiah 56-66: Coming back into God’s good graces

Isaiah 40-55: Messages for those in exile

  We've been working our way through certain events from 2 Kings 18-20 that result in the people being in exile. These are all messages from God to the people in exile. Chapter forty is broken into three sections: comfort for the people, reassurance that God is forever, and a reminder of God's greatness. Chapter forty one  has … Continue reading Isaiah 40-55: Messages for those in exile

Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

The events of these four chapters repeat what happened back in 2 Kings 18-20. The only difference is that chapter thirty eight contains a writing by King Hezekiah after he had been healed. I said, xIn the middle4 of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years. 11  I said, I shall not see the LORD, the LORD yin the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world. 12  My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me zlike a shepherd's tent; alike a weaver bI have rolled up my life; che cuts me off from the loom; dfrom day to night you bring me to an end; 13  eI calmed myself5 until morning; like a lion fhe breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end. 14  Like ga swallow or a crane I chirp; hI moan like a dove. … Continue reading Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

This next set of chapters covers a few topics but are still oracles or prophecies of Isaiah. As I've mentioned in other posts about this book, the prophecies don't make a lot of sense to me in when it comes to what they are predicting but I've been looking at the way they refer to … Continue reading Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

Isaiah 24-27: The Isaiah Apocalypse?

This set of chapters were written as the "Isaiah Apocalypse" or sometimes the "little apocalypse" on some sites, but that seemed a little extreme to me at first. The thing is, there is destruction first and peace later. But only for Israel, everyone else is just gone I think. Chapter twenty four does have a fire … Continue reading Isaiah 24-27: The Isaiah Apocalypse?

Isaiah 13-23: Oracles about other nations

The next set of "oracles" are for countries other than Judah, except 22. Chapter twenty two is about Jerusalem. Chapter thirteen is about Babylon and the horrific "judgement" and destruction that will befall them. There are a few mentions of women, none particularly nice. The first is in verse 8: 8Terror will seize them, pain … Continue reading Isaiah 13-23: Oracles about other nations

Isaiah 7-12: Oracles Against Judah Pt 2

I'm really not a fan of prophecy. It's confusing in many ways. It's confusing as to what it means, when it's for, and whether or not it has even past at this point. There's a piece of prophesy in chapter 11 that even had me a bit worried for a minute. This is also one … Continue reading Isaiah 7-12: Oracles Against Judah Pt 2