GOD ALLOWED Assyria and Babylon to oppress His people because they had turned away from Him. In our study this week, we discuss Isaiah’s prophecy of a day when the world will come to Israel to bring tribute to the Lord.
We discuss the legal language as Isaiah recounts the sins of Israel, the difference between legalism and righteousness, more divine council references, especially to the deities known in the ancient world as Salem (Peace) and Tsedeq (Righteousness), and the ultimate restoration of Israel and Jerusalem, “A City Not Forsaken.”
ALTHOUGH ISAIAH had been told by the Lord that judgment was coming to the house of Israel, it would not be forever. This week’s study includes condemnation for unjust rulers but also a promise of future redemption and restoration on the holy mountain of God.
THERE IS a chapter in the Book of Isaiah that is so clearly about the suffering servant, the Messiah, that rabbis have tended to avoid it for centuries.
This week, we discuss the prayer of Hezekiah for deliverance from the army of Assyria, God’s miraculous reply, and the prophecy of Isaiah 53 so powerful that it has essentially been blackballed in modern Judaism.
Click here for comments on Isaiah 53 by respected rabbis through history and a list of New Testament references to Isaiah’s prophecy.