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

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How does the OT quote in Galatians 4:27 relate to the situation in Galatia at that time?

Paul cited Isaiah 54:1 in Galatians 4:27 For it is written: "Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the ...
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Isaiah 21:7-9 relates to Who?

7 And he saw a chariot with two horsemen, a rider upon an ass, and a rider upon a camel: and he beheld them diligently with much heed. 8 And a lion cried out: I am upon the watchtower of the Lord, ...
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What is this “full fruit”?

In Isaiah 27:9 (NIV) By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones to be like limestone crushed to ...
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What are the “briars and thorns” in Isaiah 27:4?

I have no wrath. Should someone give Me briars and thorns in battle, Then I would step on them, I would burn them completely. (NASB) Simply put, how should we understand this verse? Who are the ...
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Were the prophesies in Isaiah and Ezekiel about Tyre actually fulfilled?

Were the prophecies about Tyre in Isaiah 23 and Ezekiel 27, 28 actually fulfilled? i.e., that the City of Tyre was destroyed never to be rebuilt. What about the Island of Sur sometimes called Sur?
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Who is the King of Babylon referenced in Isaiah 14:4 and 14:17?

[Isa 14:4, 17 NLT] (4) you will taunt the king of Babylon. You will say, "The mighty man has been destroyed. Yes, your insolence is ended. ... (17) Is this the one who destroyed the world and ...
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Is Isaiah 7 and Isaiah 9 speaking of the same child?

In Isaiah 7:14-16 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will name Him Immanuel. 15 He will eat curds and honey at the ...
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Whose names are those listed in Isaiah 9:6?

The general translation of וַיִּקְרָ֨א שְׁמֹ֜ו פֶּ֠לֶא is his name will be called wonderful etc, but the form of the verb is simple pal not nifal... Who is the subject and who is the recipient of this ...
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Does Isaiah 56 mean gentile christians have to keep sabbath?

Isaiah 56:6 (NET): As for foreigners who become followers of the Lord and serve him, who love the name of the Lord and want to be his servants — all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, and ...
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What is the meaning and significance of the name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14)?

This name is repeated many times in chapter 7 and 8 of Isaiah. What is the significance of this name, and what is Isaiah's trying to convey with it? Also how can Isaiah predict deliverance and doom at ...
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What is the brief period of abandonment referred to in Isaiah 54:7?:

What is the brief period, specifically? [Isa 54:7 NLT] (7) "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back.
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Isaiah 40:12 and its meaning

What is the meaning of "knows the weight of earth" in Isaiah 40:12, or as some translations render it, "comprehended the dust of the earth"? I mean does that that we today know the ...
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What does "God with us' signify in Matt 1:23?

“Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means, “God with us”). Matt 1:23 Some consider this passage is a proof that Jesus is God. ...
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Do people seek God?

Romans 3:11 New International Version there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you ...
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Did Judah go to Babylon for captivity because of the error of Hezekiah or for the sins of Manasseh?

As I study the various accounts of the captivity of Judah, I have begun to encounter some difficulties over the remote cause of Judah's captivity in Babylon. Quite a number of commentators hold the ...
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What is the fruit of the lips?

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners, 19creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near,” says ...
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What would be good sources for the evidence for the change in language between Prot/Deutero/Trito Isaiah in the Bible?

I am very interested in understanding the biblical book of Isaiah. I have read in numerous places that virtually no modern scholars view the book as having been written only by the historical Isaiah ...
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Why did Abraham and Israel not recognize the Israelites?

Isaiah 63 15Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us. 16But you are our Father, ...
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In Isaiah 44, is Isaiah's polemic against idolaters a straw man?

[Isa 44:18-20 NLT] (18) Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are shut, and they cannot think. (19) The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, ...
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In Acts 13:34, what are the “sure mercies of David” and how do they relate to the Messiah?

[Act 13:34 NASB] (34) "[As for the fact] that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY [and] SURE [blessings] OF DAVID.' ...
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What is the imagery of “you shall nurse at the breast of kings”?

ESV Isaiah 60:16 You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Shouldn't ...
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What is the scroll of the LORD in Isaiah 34:16?

Isaiah 34:16 Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.
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What does Isaiah 43:10 mean by there being no other gods before or after the Lord?

Isaiah 43:10 (KJV): Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither ...
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In Isaiah 40 vs 3 who is the road for?

In Isaiah 40 vs 3 is the road being made in the wilderness for God to use to go to his people (like the father in the Prodigal Son) or is it for the people to use to go back to Him? Commentaries seem ...
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What is the meaning of “Rahab who sits still.”?

Isaiah 30:7 English Standard Version Egypt’s help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her “Rahab who sits still.” Is this an allusion to Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had ...
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Luke 4:18, Did Jesus utter the Tetragrammaton?

Luke 4:17-18 He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed ...
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How does Isaiah's Idiom “Like-a Drop From-a Bucket” (כְּמַ֣ר מִדְּלִ֔י) symbolize Nations (גּוֹיִם֙)?

We read a poetic simile from the prophet Yeshayahu "Ke-Mar Mi-Deliy" in Isaiah 40:15 [MT] : "Behold the nations are like a drop from a bucket" (הֵ֚ן גּוֹיִם֙ כְּמַ֣ר מִדְּלִ֔י). How does ...
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What is the meaning of glorifying in Isaiah 55:5?

English Standard Version Isaiah 55:51 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost! ... 5 ...
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Does the Hebrew word Qe'ver refer to Hell or to “the place of the dead” or “the grave”?

This recent question asked about the Hebrew word Sheol: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/79582/does-the-old-testament-word-sheol-have-greek-or-hebrew-origins My question is about a ...
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Is neshamah (breath) created or uncreated?

Berean Study Bible, Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath [h5397 נְשָׁמָה neshamah] of life [h2416 חָי chay] into his nostrils, and the man ...
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Who is the “you” in Isaiah 55:5?

Isaiah 55:5 English Standard Version Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of ...
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Who will return to the LORD in Isaiah 19:22?

Isaiah 19:22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. Is Isaiah talking about the Jews or ...
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What's the significance of Hezekiah praying facing the wall?

Isaiah 38:1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are ...
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Who is the mother in Isaiah 50:1?

Isaiah 50:1 This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Because of your sins you were sold; ...
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What is the circle of the earth in Isaiah 40:22?

Isaiah 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
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Did Isaiah say that God would put a spirit in or on the king of Assyria in Isaiah 37:7?

When the king of Assyria surrounded Jerusalem, Isaiah prophesied against him in Isaiah 37:7 English Standard Version Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and return to ...
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What was the Assyrian Rabshakeh trying to do in Isaiah 36:17?

The Assyrian Rabshakeh shouted to the inhabitants of Jerusalem in Isaiah 36:16 Do not listen to Hezekiah. For thus says the king of Assyria: Make your peace with me and come out to me. Then each one ...
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Who is the destroyer in Isaiah 33:1?

Isaiah 33:1 Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed! Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed! When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed; when you stop betraying, you ...
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What is the significance of the song of the prostitute?

Isaiah 23 15 At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king's life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute: 16“Take ...
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Has Isaiah 19:23-25 been fulfilled?

Isaiah 19:23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24In that day ...
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What is the meaning of the yoke will be broken because of the fat?

Isaiah 10:27 English Standard Version And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”
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Was Jerusalem fallen when Isaiah spoke in Isaiah 3:8?

Isaiah 3:8 English Standard Version For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the LORD, defying his glorious presence. Was Isaiah declaring a ...
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(Romans 8:38-39) Recipients are believers feeling guilty about sins Vs (Isaiah 59:1-3) Recipients are God's people who willingly sin

I'm trying compare and contrast Romans 8:38-39 to Isaiah 59:1-3 when it comes to what could separate us from God and/or Love of God. Please Correct me if my following evaluation/assessment is Wrong. ...
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What is the significance of the contrast between Joel 3:10 and Isaiah 2:4 on pruning hooks and spears?

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!" Joel prophesies war. Isaiah 2:4 Then He will judge between the nations ...
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Who are to be Priest and Levites in Isaiah 66:21?

Isaiah 66:21 NIV 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the Lord. Who are to be selected as Priests and Levites?
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Will Rosh Chodesh be observed in Heaven as per Isaiah 66:22-23? [closed]

Isaiah 66:22-23 (NIV) reads: 22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 From one New Moon to another ...
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Why do English translations interpret the Ivri imperative “SOS” (שׂוֹשׂ) / “Rejoice!” as the English adverb “greatly” in Isaiah 61:10?

In the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of [Isaiah 61:10] we read Rejoice twice as an imperative then in 1ps future tense : "SOS" (Rejoice!, שׂוֹשׂ), "ASIYS" (I-will Rejoice, ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Is Isaiah 63:9 and 64:10-11 a later insertion?

Isaiah 63:18 NIV For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary Isaiah 64:10-11 NIV Your sacred cities have become a wasteland; even ...
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Does Isaiah personify the Holy Spirit? [closed]

Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and his Spirit. (Isaiah 48:16 ESV) The ...

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