EZEKIEL’S FAMOUS vision of the valley of dry bones has a deeper secondary meaning — a message for a supernatural audience that had conned Israel’s pagan neighbors into believing their ancestors were divine and could return to the land of the living.
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THE ROLE and responsibility of a watchman opens this week’s study. But beyond the burden watchmen carry for sounding the alert when enemies approach is a deeper sense of the word, a meaning rooted in the similarity of the Aramaic and Hebrew words for “Watcher” (Strong’s H5894) and “city” (Strong’s H5982), which is a place guarded by a watch.
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.