Isaiah 51:

9 Awake, awake,
put on strength, O arm of the LORD.
Wake up as in days past,
as in generations of old.

17 Awake, awake!
Rise up, O Jerusalem,
you who have drunk from the hand of the LORD
the cup of His fury;
you who have drained the goblet to the dregs—
the cup that makes men stagger.

Isaiah 52:

1 Awake, awake,
clothe yourself with strength, O Zion!
Put on your garments of splendor,
O Jerusalem, holy city!
For the uncircumcised and unclean
will no longer enter you.

There are three "Awake, awake" sequences in basically one chapter. Is there significance in this?

  • Do you mean whether there is a symbol behind the number 3 in this context?
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I believe Isaiah is using Awake Awake as a way to wake up Israel to celebrate a new day when something wonderful has happened.

Each of these verses has a reason to celebrate hance he says clothe yourself in joyous apparel.

  • Verse 9 - Egypt is referred to as Rahab in this verse the dragon is Pharoah (exodus out of Egypt)
  • Isreal has suffered the punishment of G-d and taken more than was due
  • G-d is promising that no nation will threaten Israel anymore.

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