Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version. The differences were like night and day. Probably because they were the first two that I read, and maybe because the King James Version, like I said earlier, has a lot of the "1800's language," like "thou"
From a historical and geographical perspective, the book of Isaiah is an accurate representation. A lot of what has been found through archeology supports the events in the book. The book of Isaiah focuses on the south kingdom of Judah. During the book, the North Kingdom is in the process of its down fall. The book of Isaiah gives us insight into the minds of the southern kings at the time. Thus, we are able to see the historical context of how the south eventually fell.
The Exegetical Task: Some parts of the Bible call for time and patient revision to understand. Some people find help in Bible dictionaries, commentaries and Bible handbooks (Fee/Stuart p189). Fee and Stuart feels that everyone needs to understand both the prophets’ era and the context of a single oracle (Fee/Stuart p190). The words spoken by the prophets at a variety of times and places are written down without any indication as to where one oracle ends and another begins (Fee/Stuart p193). The prophets employed an assortment of literary forms. 3 of the most common are: “The lawsuit”, God is portrayed as the plaintiff, prosecuting attorney and judge against the defendant, Israel (Fee/Stuart p194). The Woe, Woe oracles implicitly or explicitly contain an announcement of distress, the reason for distress and a prediction of doom. “The promise”, This contains an allusion to the future, a mention of radical change and blessing (Fee/Stuart p195). Hermeneutical Suggestions: What is God’s word to us through these inspired oracles, spoken in another time to God’s people? Once we understand what God said to them then, we will hear it again in our own surroundings (Fee/Stuart p199). The prophets’ messages were concentrated on the near rather than the distant future (Fee/Stuart p200). Sometimes the New Testament makes reference to Old Testament passages that don’t seem to refer to what the New Testament says they do
Psalms; Isaiah 48:22; Isaiah 57:20,21; Jeremiah 25:31; Ezekiel 21:34; Malachi 3:21 ( + (possibly) other cases; often hard to decide); specifically of Pharaoh Exodus 9:27 (J), Babylon Isaiah 13:11; Isaiah 14:5, Chaldeans Habakkuk 1:4,13; "" שׂנְאֵי יהוה2Chronicles 19:2.
The leaders of Israel were struggling to maintain power due to its neighbors. The prophet Isaiah guided Hezekiah by preaching that he should place his trust in God and not Assyrian alliance. However, King Hezekiah was not consistent with his trust in God, which later resulted in the fall of reign. The book of Isaiah can be broken down into three sections. Chapters 1 to 39 represent the call of judgement for the city of Jerusalem. Chapters 40 to 55 represent the prophet Isaiah in exile, and chapters 56 to 66 represent the return from exile to a new Jerusalem. Each section highlights a part of Isaiah’s
The book of Amos is the earliest preserved example of classic prophetic writings. It consists of nine chapters, but Amos did not write the entirety of them. “A majority of scholars think that not all of the material in Amos goes back to the prophet himself but was added later by ancient editors of the book.” The anthology contains a variation of materials: prophecies, visions and addresses from Amos to the people of Israel. Two major themes of the book are the social injustice in Israel, and the impending doom in Israel’s future.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the main themes of Isaiah and Jeremiah. The main themes of Isaiah are: (1) Son’s Names as Signs. (2) Servant. (3) Holy One of Israel. (4) Redeemer. (5) Eschatology. The main themes of Jeremiah are: (1) God’s Policy with Nations. (2) New Covenant. (3) False Prophets.
While Isaiah 58:1-14 comprises four distinctive subunits that exhibit internal cohesion, there are also modes of uniting that maintain the internal cohesion between the subunits. First, vv. 5a-9b is linked to vv. 1-4 by the lexical recurrence of ~Ayð (2a, 3c, 4c, 5b, 5f), ~Wc, ~Ac (3a, 3c, 4a, 4c, 5a, 5e, 6a), ar'q' (1a, 5e, 9a), [v;r< (4b, 6b), qd,c/, hq'd'c. (2c, 2e, 8c), vp,n< (3b, 5b), ha'r' (3a, 7c), tyIB; (1d, 7b). hn"[' (3b, 5b). The contrast between the false practice of the fast (1a-4d) and the true meaning of the fast (5a-9b) unites the two subunits together. Second, vv. 9c-12d are linked to vv. 5a-9b by the recurrence of hj'Am (6c, 6e, 9c), xl;v' (6d, 9d), b[er" (7a,10a), vp,n< (5b, 10a, 10b, 11b), ^r (5f, 8d, 9a, 11a) and the
4 “For I will break the yoke of the King of Babylon” leaves the reader with no doubt that Hananiah’s message is false, directly contradicting the words known to be of YHWH which accompany the symbolic yoke of Babylon in ch. 27. It should be noted that Hananiah’s position of grace stems in part from the prophetic tradition of Isaiah in the idea that YHWH will protect Jerusalem without compromise. This further complicates crowd’s task of discerning between prophets. Jeremiah is not only facing off against the ideas perpetrated by the royal consciousness, that also being YHWH’s unconditional grace toward the city, but also against the powerful, long-standing prophetic tradition of Isaiah.
Same themes, arrogance false worship/idols 23.Babylon’s destruction(50:20-51:58) 24.Fall of Jerusalem again and Jews taken into exile(52:1-30) 4C. Describe the historical context of the Prophetic book( Jeremiah) using Information from Birch, et al. In looking as Jeremiah’s historical context we must first look at when he lived and then look directly at the context of the people. The ones to whom he was prophesying about and to.
The book of Isaiah provides a message to the nation of Israel and is one of the most powerful books of prophecy in the Bible. The prophet spoke of events to come that many have attempted to discern. Scholars, Rabbis and Christian Clergy differ in their interpretations of these passages in Isaiah 52 and 53.
Isaiah told the people of God about the warning from God because of their disobedience to him.
Isaiah came during a pivotal time in history. The world was changing rapidly and life was on the edge of prosperity and ruin, as it is today. In this uncertain time Isaiah was called by God to deliver a message of warning, comfort, and deliverance. Christians view the prophecies of Isaiah as a projection of the coming of Jesus Christ. Isaiah spoke of divine judgment and the promises of God through the Prince of Peace. Isaiah’s message of the future King was very meticulous. He describes how Christ will come, Christ’s character and Christ’s purpose. In this paper I will dissect Isaiah’s prophecies in the Old Testament and reference them to the events of Christ in the New Testament.
Isaiah wrote the book of Isaiah during the expansion of the Assyria and decline of Israel.
There are several challenges with the historical background and political setting of Isaiah 40-66 concerning author, date, time and situation of life for the Jews. LaSor notes that traditional views that Isaiah authored the entire book are held by very few scholars. More and more critics are accepting a two book theory with chapters 1-39 as book one and chapters 40-66 as book two. Moreover, there are further refinements resulting in three books, dividing chapters 40-66 into 40-55 (Deutero-Isaiah) and 56-66 (Trito-Isaiah). (LaSor, William 1996., 281)