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

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Is the rider of the 4th horse in Revelation 6:7-8 a king of Egypt?

YLT Revelation 6:7-8 ... And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is ...
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In Isaiah 44:6, to whom is the second usage of the word Lord referring?

Isaiah 44:6 (KJV) 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. The word LORD in both cases in ...
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Are the two riders of the fourth horse in Revelation 6:7-8 kings of Egypt and Cush?

YLT Revelation 6:7-8 ... And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come and behold!' and I saw, and lo, a pale horse, and he who is ...
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Is the first horseman in Revelation 6:1-2 a king of Assyria?

In another question I asked if the crown in Revelation 6:2 and the crown of Ephraim's drunkards in Isaiah 29:1 were the same kind of crowns. According to Dr Peter McGowan's (in my opinion really good) ...
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Are the crown given to the first horseman in Revelation 6:2 and the crown in Isaiah 28:1 the same kinds of crowns?

Are the crown given to the first horseman in Revelation 6:2 and the crown of the drunkards of Ephraim given to the strong one in Isaiah 28:1 the same kinds of crowns?
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The Book of Acts and the Elamites

The Elamites are the most curious group of people in the entire Bible. They first appear in the Book of Genesis where they are the sovereign kings over the vassal-states of the cities of the plain. ...
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Who is the other servant, Israel of God? [closed]

Isaiah 49:3 He said to Me, "You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory." Isaiah 42:19-20 Who is blind but My servant, Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is so blind ...
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In Isaiah 60:16 why did Isaiah speak of kings as a mother?

I know that the Prophet Isaiah made several allusions to kings and queens probably because he was the cousin of King Uzziah. According to New World Encyclopedia: His ease of access to the court ...
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What do porcupines symbolise in the Holy Bible?

(Isaiah 14:23, English Revised Version) I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. (Isaiah ...
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How to understand these pairs of lawful & unlawful sacrifices in Isaiah 66:3?

Isaia 66:3 NASB 3 “But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers ...
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Are the words Tartan and Rabshakeh Assyrian titles or proper names in Isaiah?

A recent argument involved two passages from Iasiah, 20:1 and 36:2: When looking at the most modern translations and comparing them with older ones there is – as a tendency I presume – a glaring ...
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In Isaiah 51:16 is God promising a “new creation”?

This must be a difficult verse to translate because the translations are all over the map: KJV Isa 51:16  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, ...
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In Isaiah 29:6 should פָּקַד be translated as “visited” or “inspected”?

Can the word translated as "visited" in Isaiah 29:6 be more accurately translated as "inspected" as it is translated in the Youngs Literal Translation?: YLT Isa 29:6  By Jehovah of Hosts thou art ...
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Does Isaiah 51:4 speak of a new law?

KJV Isaiah 51 4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. 5 My ...
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In Isaiah 45:23 is God saying that all shall bow to God or to Cyrus?

NIV Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. In the BibleHub ...
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In Isaiah 44:6, who/what does the word “his” refer to?

Isaiah 44:6 Thus said Jehovah, king of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: `I [am] the first, and I the last, And besides Me there is no God. (Young's Literal Translation) In this verse, ...
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What is meant by “loose the loins of kings”?

What is meant by "loose the loins of kings" in Isaiah 45:1?
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What is the “double” mentioned in Isaiah 40:2?

Isaiah 40:1-2 (KJV) 1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: ...
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Invitation to eat and drink without cost (Isaiah 55:1)

Isaiah 55:1 (NIV) “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost." The verse is full ...
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The LXX and Masoretic differ in Is 30:15. Do the DSS help here?

I see that the meaning of Isaiah 30:15 in the LXX differs completely from the KJV/Masoretic text. Can this difference be resolved from the DSS texts?
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Is God the creator / bringer of evil according to Isaiah 45:7 and 2 Kings 22:20?

At least two places in the Hebrew Bible can be understood as God bringing evil. Isaiah 45:7 KJV: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things....
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A highway called the Holy Way,and the redeemed shall walk on it. (Isaiah 35:8-9)

Isaiah 35:8-9 (NRSV) 8 A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, ...
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How come the righteous Servant gets to see “His seed” even when he has no generations? Is 53:8,10

Isaiah 53:8(NKJV) He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was ...
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What are the spoils that Jesus will divide with the strong, and who are the strong? Isaiah 53:12

Isaiah 53:12 (NIV) Therefore I [God] will give him [Jesus] a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[b]because he poured out his life unto death, and was ...
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The Clever Enchanter

In Isaiah 3:3 the prophet describes what will happen when Israel is no longer in God's favor. Specifically it lists resources, public service, defense that will be lost, but what is the "clever ...
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Where is the place described in Isaiah 18?

1Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: 2That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to ...
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Why does Luke call the birth of Christ a sign in Luke 2:11-12?

(KJV) Luke 2:11-12 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling ...
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“Morning comes, and also the night” - means what?

Isaiah 21:11-12 reads: RSV: The oracle concerning Dumah. One is calling to me from Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" The watchman says: "Morning comes, and ...
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Why doesnt Isaiah rebuke Ahaz concerning the altar he copied from Damascus?

we read in 2 kings that Ahaz replaced God's altar with the one he copied from Damascus. (KJV) 2 Kings 16:10 10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an ...
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Is Isaiah 4:1 not a conclusion of the previous chapter?

(KJV) Isaiah 4:1 1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach....
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In Isaiah 7:3-7 why does the prophet Isaiah promise Judah that Ephraim & Syria will not attack & prevail against it?

(KJV) Isaiah 7:3-7 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 ...
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In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel?

On the one hand he seems to be speaking of Israel but in the next breath it seems that the servant is the messiah who gathers in the remnant of Israel: NIV Isaiah 49: 1Listen to me, you islands; ...
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To whom was Isaiah referring to in Isaiah 1:10-12?

(KJV)Isaiah 1:10-12 10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? ...
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Why do the Seraphim in Isaiah 6:2 cover their feet?

In Isaiah 6:2, the Seraphim in the presence of God have six wings. Isaiah 6:2 Seraphs stood over him; each one had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their ...
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How did they make a covenant with death?

How did the rulers make a covenant with death? Isaiah 28:14-15 (ESV) reads: Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers, who rule this people in Jerusalem! Because you have said, 'We have ...
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Isaiah 14:12 - relationship to Canaanite religion

In Isaiah 14:12, (a passage addressed to the king of Babylon) Isaiah says: Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror ...
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Differing English translations of Isaiah 62:5

I'm trying to understand why English translations differ on Isaiah 62:5, and the theological implications of these differences within Christianity. The ESV translates Isaiah 62:5 as: For as a young ...
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In “True Fasts”, Does “Yoke” appear twice to indicate two different kinds of actions?

Closely Related: - Is fasting a requirement on the Day of Atonement? NASB, Isaiah 58:6 - “Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke | ...
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Calling the book of Isaiah “Maxie”? What translation is this?

A piece of software I used to use many years ago would pop up with a bible verse every time you opened it (it was a timesheet management program...), but to this day I've never been able to track down ...
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Is the prophet referring to Persia when he mentions Elam in Isaiah 21?

A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; All sighing thereof have I made to cease. -- Isaiah 21:...
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Order of Melchisedec (Psa 110:4; Dan 9:26-27; Gal 3:19) vs Order of Aaron (Isa 66:21-22 & Jer33:16-18) [duplicate]

If the order of Melchisedec takes effect from the time of the crucifixion (Dan 9:26-27; Gal 3:19), how must we interpret Isa 66:21-22 & Jer33:16-18 ? Many people still believe that the Old Order ...
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In Mark - What is the Basis for a House of Prayer for all Nations?

1. Question In Mark, was Jesus expecting Jews and Non-Jews in the Temple? What are the Biblical bases for this? Does the Hebrew text clarify this? 2. The Text : NASB, Mark 11:17 - And as he ...
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Does Isaiah 66:15-18 mean those who eat pigs and mice will be judged and slain?

Does this chapter imply end times final judgment of God on all; or it is meant for Mosaic law period and a local judgment? Isaiah 66:15-18 (NET) 15 ​​​​​​​For look, the LORD comes with fire, ​​​​​...
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Who is jealous of whom in Isaiah 11:13?

When reading this verse in the past it I seemed to take it for granted that Ephraim was jealous of someone else, likely Judah, rather than being the target of other's jealousy. The jealousy of ...
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How can we understand Isaiah 6:1?

Isaiah 6:1 (KJV) 1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Could this have referred to his natural death ...
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In Isaiah 19:23, what is the meaning of the word מְסִלָּה (translated “highway”)?

In Isa. 19:23, it is written, 23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with ...
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What do these singular circumstances mean in Isaiah 13:12 concerning man?

The context strongly suggests circumstances in the endtimes, especially the events highlighted in verse 10, being familiar language even in the gospels. Isaiah 13: 10 For the stars of heaven and ...
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In Isaiah 41:4, who is the referent of 'with' in the phrase 'and with the last I am He'?

Isaiah 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. Who is this last with whom God is?
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In Zech chapter 3 how could Joshua the high priest with regard to the symbolism of his filthy garments be a depiction of a sinless Messiah?

In Christianity it's widely believed that Joshua the high priest signified Messiah, especially due to the peculiarity in the phrase ''behold the man whose name is the branch'' alongside ''he shall ...
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How can a child in Isaiah 9:6 born in the north be the same child in Micah 5:2 in the south?

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting ...