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The book of Isaiah, and the 8th C prophet Isaiah.

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Who is the “distant nation” in Isaiah 5:26?

Isaiah 5:26-27 NASB “He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; And behold, it will come with speed swiftly. No one in it is weary or ...
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Why does the serpent continue to eat dust in Isaiah 65:25?

God promises a new heaven and earth and says he will never remember the former things KJV Isaiah 65 : 17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor ...
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Can the word ḥōq be correctly interpreted in Isaiah 40:22 as a sphere or a ball?

I am not looking for the meaning for the word ḥōq like answered here. but if it can be possibly interpreted as a sphere or a ball without being erroneous. Isaiah 40:22 He sits enthroned above the ...
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Psalm 68:4 - Does it contain a Beth Essentiae?

Psalm 68:4 (ESV), 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him! The Hebrew text for the phrase emboldened ...
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Isaiah 44:6 Distinction of persons or distinction of titles? (Grammar)

We read: “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭44:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Thus says Yahweh, the ...
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Can elohim in Isaiah 53:4 be understood as gods plural, not God singular?

I'm currently trying to understand the atonement and Isaiah 53 often comes up as a proof text in penal substitution theory. I noticed in verse 4 that it often is translated as it was God who struck ...
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Isaiah 9:6 "Father of the world to come", "Everlasting Father", "Father of eternity" which is more accurate according to textual criticism?

Isaiah 9:6; Young's Literal Translation; 6...Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6; English Standard Version; 6...called[b] Wonderful Counselor, Mighty ...
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Is peace guaranteed only in the holy mountain?

The first part of Isaiah 11 is usually understood as a guarantee that, in the days to come, there will be global peace, and even the wild beasts will not harm each other: the wolf shall dwell with ...
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What is Isaiah 11:15 referring to?

And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over ...
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What evidence is used to support the claim that Isaiah was written before the reign of King Cyrus?

I'm studying the book of Isaiah at the moment and have been trying to understand the prophecy of the reign of Cyrus from Isaiah 45-52. Here's a sample that refers to him: Cyrus, God’s Instrument Thus ...
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How do we reconcile John 17:22 with Isaiah 42:8?

We read: “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:22‬ This was in the context of Eternal life being given to the elect^^^ ...
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Do the (Isaiah 29:7-9) and (Ecclesiastes 5:3) bible verses relate to dreams and visions associated with fleshly desires as opposed to Godly?

Related Question Postings: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/30584/19810 Analyzing ( Jeremiah 29:8 ) rejection of other prophets prophecy by keeping Jeremiah 28 & Jeremiah 29 in context I ...
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Does Isaiah 66:24 in Hebrew showcase the reality of the bodies of the Resurrected Unsaved?

Let’s lay out the Context of the future New Heavens & Earth: “For as the new heavens and the new earth Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “So shall your descendants and ...
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Can the departed spirits / Rephaim rise (Isaiah 14:9) or not (Psalm 88:10, Isaiah 26:14)?

According to Isaiah 14:9, they can: Sheol below is excited about you, to meet you when you come; It stirs the spirits of the dead (Or shades (Heb Repha’im)) for you, all the leaders of the earth; It ...
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Does Isaiah 1:18 refer to the day of atonement?

Isaiah 1:18 ESV “Come now, let us reason[c] together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. ...
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Is there a contradiction between Isaiah 38:17-19 & Luke 23:43?

Isaiah 38:17-19 (ESV): 17 Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back....
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Why are the righteous taken away from the evil to come?

Isaiah 57:1 (KJV) The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Why are the ...
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Are there worms in Sheol according to Isaiah 14:9-11 & Job 17:13-16?

9 Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations. 10 All of ...
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Are the worms of Isaiah 14:9, Isaiah 66:24 & Mark 9:48 related?

Mark 9:47-49 (YLT): 47 And if thine eye may cause thee to stumble, cast it out; it is better for thee one-eyed to enter into the reign of God, than having two eyes, to be cast to the gehenna of the ...
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What is the meaning of, "My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens"? Isaiah 34:5-6

In Isaiah 34:5-6 (niv) it is written, 5 My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom, the people I have totally destroyed. 6 The sword of the Lord is bathed in ...
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Which translation of Isaiah 38:17-18 is more accurate, and what does this tell us about Isaiah's view of Sheol, death and the afterlife?

Isaiah 38:17-18: 17 Behold, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; But You have kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have hurled all my sins behind Your back. 18 For Sheol cannot ...
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Isaiah 25:6-9 “feast” vs Romans 14:17

We read that God is preparing a banquet for His people in the future, wine is mentioned for example: “And in this mountain The Lord of hosts will make for all people A feast of choice pieces, A feast ...
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What are the "gates of Sheol"? Isaiah 38:10

Isaiah 38:10 (ESV): I said, In the middle of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years. We find similar expressions by David, Job and Jesus: Be gracious ...
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Didn't David and Isaiah believe they would go to a paradise, in the presence of God, where they would worship Him, as soon as they died?

I admit one can get this impression from the following passages, which are commonly cited to make this point: 17 The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence. [Psalm 115:17 ...
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Are the spirits of the dead conscious according to Isaiah 14:9-11?

Isaiah 14:9-11 (KJV): 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones ...
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Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."
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"Not as silver" in Isa 48:10

In Isa 48:10 God is saying how the people will be refined as in "the furnace of affliction" - Isa 48:10 - See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of ...
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Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity? [closed]

Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity, in John 12:41 it says: These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. This is quoting from Isaiah 6:1-5: In the year that king ...
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Does Matthew 3:3 prove the divinity of Christ, and, if so, how? [closed]

I come from a Jehovah's Witness family and only recently became a Trinitarian. Three days ago, I was reading through the scriptures and came across Matthew 3:3 which reads: For this is he that was ...
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Was Immanuel a real name?

Was Immanuel (עִמָּנוּאֵל, "God with us") a legitimate name that predated Isaiah's writing it? Was it something that you might actually name your baby boy? Or is it a made-up symbolic name ...
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Isaiah 38:21 - The Cake of Figs: Medicinal or Miraculous?

Isaiah 38:21 (ESV), 21 Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.” This verse is in response to the greater narrative regarding King Hezekiah's ...
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Is Lucifer really Satan or has history been unfair to St. Lucifer of Cagliari?

It seems to me that Lucifer is not the name of Satan but a result of faulty translation into the Vulgate at Isa 14:12. Is there sufficient reason to back this claim or am I mistaken?
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Is "Palestina" an Anachronism?

Isaiah 14:31 says, "Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times."(KJV) The ...
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How do we reconcile Isaiah 42:2 With Matthew 27:46?

Isaiah 42:2 - He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; This, if talking about Jesus, seems to prophecy that he would not cry out. However, as far as I'm aware, ...
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Was the servant in Isaiah 'marred' or 'anointed'?

I first posted this here, at Mi Yodeya, but they seem to feel it's off-topic. Happily for me, someone still gave an answer that allowed me to improve the question considerably. I've adapted the ...
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Does the Septuagint of Isaiah throw light on Romans chapter 9 about the Gentiles coming to see God's glory?

This related Q, What does "glory" of the Gentiles mean in Isaiah? deals with the word 'glory' which I'm not asking about. This other related Q, In Ezekiel 10:4, Why does Ezekiel see a Cloud ...
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Why do [1 Peter 2:8 | Romans 9:33] misquote the Greek LXX version of Isaiah 8:14?

Apostles Peter & Paul prefer a different version of [Isaiah 8:14] based on their revision of the Greek LXX. Referencing the Isaiah 8:14 as documented in Septuagint, we read : “καὶ ἐὰν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ ...
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Why does the apostle Peter misquote Isaiah 28:16 in [1 Peter 2:6]?

If the Greek LXX version of Isaiah 28 was studied by Peter, Why does the apostle Peter misquote Isaiah 28:16 in [1 Peter 2:6]? [1 Peter 2:6, LXX] “Ἰδού, [τίθημι ἐν] Σιὼν λίθον [?] ἀκρογωνιαῖον ...
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How should we understand, "I have put My spirit on him"? Is 42:1

Isaiah 42:1 “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. This is recognised as a prophecy of ...
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In Isaiah 54;4 can you explain in what way Israel is a "widow"?

In Isaiah 54 the prophet uses the parable/metaphor of a husband and wife to describe the relationship between God and Israel. Israel is called a "barren wife" without child (Isaiah 54:1) ...
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Does Isa. 46:10 imply that in God's sovereignty he created everything that happens in time at the beginning of creation?

מַגִּ֤יד מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ אַחֲרִ֔ית וּמִקֶּ֖דֶם אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־נַעֲשׂ֑וּ אֹמֵר֙ עֲצָתִ֣י תָק֔וּם וְכָל־חֶפְצִ֖י אֶעֱשֶֽׂה׃ (Isa. 46:10, MT) מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ - from the beginning -- ...
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Who are the seven women of Isaiah 4:1

I'm interested in peoples understanding and interpretation of Isaiah 4:1 In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own bread and provide our own clothes. Just let us ...
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How to reconcile Isaiah 42:2 and John 2:15 about the Messiah not raising His voice?

Isaiah 42:2 He will not cry out or raise His voice, nor make His voice heard in the streets. This verse is supposed to be Messianic. John 2:15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the ...
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How does a hired man count years?

Isaiah 16:14 But now the LORD has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as the years of a hired man, the glory of Moab will be despised with all that great multitude, and the remnant will be very ...
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How is God's day said to beאכזרי in Isaiah 13:9?

KJV Isaiah 13 : 9 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 9 הנה יום יהוה בא אכזרי ...
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Does the human spirit rise up after a person dies?

New International Version Ecclesiastes 12: 7 before the dust returns to the ground from which it came and the spirit returns to God who gave it. This is confirmed in Act 7: 54 When the members of ...
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Does Isaiah 42:5 lead us to flat earth?

Isaiah 42:5 - "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people ...
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What does "gather out the stones" mean?

Isa 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. What does "gather out the ...
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Did God create the earth empty? [duplicate]

Genesis 1:2 (NIV): Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Isaiah 45:18 (ESV): For thus says the LORD, who ...
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Is Isaiah 53:5 talking about physical healing or spiritual healing?

Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Is this about physical ...
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