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

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Is Isa 4:5 symbolic or literal?

Isa 4:5 - And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall ...
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The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. How can a father regret begetting his own children?

NIV Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you ...
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Who is included in the word "our" in Isaiah 53:4?

Who is included in the word "our" in Isaiah 53:4? "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows" Obviously in verse 5 the word "our" is for every human being ...
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Is Ephesians 2:17 an allusion to Isaiah 57:19?

Ephesians 2:17 ESV 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. Isaiah 57:19 ESV creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the ...
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Does Isaiah 44:6 present a contradiction with respect to the nature of God, the Father and his Son?

It seems as though much of the evidence in the OT for God having a Son, is fairly ambiguous, such as 7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your ...
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Why would the resurrected Messiah eat ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43], if YHVH was to restore Vegetarianism [Isaiah 65:25]?

We learn Jesus the Nazarene after being resurrected - eats ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43] : "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb" (24:...
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Has Isaiah 4:1 been fulfillled?

Isaiah 4:1 ESV 4 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In ...
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If the covenant of Christ only permits men to call God "Father" (Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5) - How can Isaiah call YHVH "Father" under Mosaic Law? [closed]

If the covenant of Christ only permits men to call God "Father" (Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5) - How can the prophet Isaiah call YHVH "Father" under Mosaic Law? [Yeshayahu ...
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In Isaiah 8:4 how could the boy not know how to cry "my father" or "my mother" by the time Samaria was plundered?

The prophet pronounces that Samaria will be plundered before his son knows how to cry "my father" or "my mother" Isaiah 8:4 ESV 4 for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father’ ...
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Is Luke 13:7-9 an allusion to Isaiah 5:1-7?

Luke 13:7-9 ESV The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Isaiah 5:1-7 ESV The vineyard of the Lord destroyed The above parable and song have similar symbols attached to it 1))Had a vineyard/had a vineyard 2)...
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A cherub took fire in its hand in Eze 10:7. Why did a seraph in Isa 6:6 need tongs for red coals?

Isa 6:6 NKJV - Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. Eze 10:7 NKJV - And the cherub stretched out his hand from among ...
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What do the stones represent in Isaiah 5:2?

Isaiah 5:2 ESV He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes, ...
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“Who” in Isaiah 40:13 and 14?

Isaiah 40:12: Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and ...
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How can Isaiah 42:8 possibly be true, if John 13:31-32 is true?

The prophet יְשַׁעְיָ֣הוּ Yeshayahu speaking for God YHVH states אֲנִ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה ה֣וּא שְׁמִ֑י וּכְבוֹדִי֙ לְאַחֵ֣ר לֹֽא־אֶתֵּ֔ן וּתְהִלָּתִ֖י לַפְּסִילִֽים “I am YHVH, that is My Name; and My glory I ...
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From what "version" of Isaiah 61 was Jesus reading in Luke 4?

In Luke 4:18, 19 (ESV translation), we read that Jesus reads from a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. In this particular translation, Jesus (quoting Isaiah) says that "The Spirit of the Lord is upon ...
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Isaiah 41:2 one from the east, vers 25 one from the north, are who?

Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step?[a] He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble ...
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God has a beginning. Does he? [duplicate]

Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will ...
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What is "the everlasting covenant" of Isaiah 24:5?

Isaiah 24:5-6 "...Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth..". NKJV Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges says with regard to &...
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If Paul says Jesus is Joel's YHVH in [Romans 10:13] and John says Jesus is Elohim of Genesis [John 1:3], Jesus continues to create evil [Isaiah 45:7]? [closed]

Since Jesus is Yoel's YHVH to Paul : [Romans 10:13] " For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. " - referencing Yoel 3:5 (MT) | Joel 2:32 (KJV), And Jesus is the ...
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What are the spirits of the dead in Isaiah 19:3?

Isaiah 19:3 The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists. Are the spirits of the ...
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In Isaiah 19:16-25, we have a future scenario for Egypt. The 19th verse refers to an 'altar' and also a 'pillar'. What could these be in reference to?

There are some relatively new (in the last 25 years say) theories as to what Is 19:19 and 20, in whatever Bible translation one cares to look at, is referring to when talking about 'altar' and 'pillar'...
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Did Paul misquote Isaiah in Romans 15:12?

NIV Isaiah 11:10 On that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples. The nations will seek Him, and His place of rest will be glorious. Romans 15:12 And again, Isaiah says, “The ...
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How do we reconcile Genesis 1:26 with Isaiah 46:9?

If we are made in the image & likeness of God, then in a real sense we are like Him. But is He like us? Obviously not, see: Psalms 50:16-21, especially Psalms 50:21. 16 But unto the wicked God ...
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Isaiah 3:17 - "And the Lord will make their foreheads bare" mean?

What does "And the Lord will make their foreheads bare" mean?
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In Isaiah 45:7, what is the meaning of “I form the light and create darkness” and how does that phrase relate to “I make peace and create evil”?

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. KJV In the phrase "I form the light and create darkness" there appears to be a ...
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Can you please explain Isaiah 3:16–17? I was told by my atheist friend that this is God threatening with molestation. Is this true? [closed]

Isaiah 3:16-17 (KJV): 16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling ...
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How should Christians approach or view the ethnics and morality of the Old Testament? [closed]

The Old Testament is undoubtedly fundamentally different to the new especially when it comes to the nature of God, in the Old Testament God orders the murder of men, of women and of children but in ...
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Conducting business with foreigners

In Isaiah 2:6 (NASB) For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines. They also strike ...
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Are there any academic scholars ,who interpreted Isaiah 11, non messianically? [closed]

Are there any academic scholars ,who interpreted the Stump of Jesse ,and all the predictions in the Isaiah 11, as NOT a reference to the far future Messiah and his messianic age,as believed by Jews ...
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How near - the last days in Isaiah 2:2?

Isaiah 2:2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Did the writer ...
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What does Isaiah 55:6 mean by "seeking" and "finding" the LORD?

Isaiah 55:6 (ESV): “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; What does it mean to seek the LORD? What does it mean to find Him?
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In Isaiah 5:2, what is the function of the tower, and how is it prophetically significant?

[Isaiah 5:1-7 NASB20] (1) Let me sing now for my beloved A song of my beloved about His vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. (2) He dug it all around, cleared it of stones, And ...
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Is the order of Identities in Isaiah 9:6 significant?

Isaiah 9:6: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called (1)Wonderful Counselor, (2)Mighty God, (3)Eternal ...
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Is God assigning equal importance to the new moons, the Sabbaths, and the holy convocations in Isaiah 1:13-14?

Isaiah 1:12-17 (ESV): 12 “When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts? 13 Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and ...
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Isaiah 59:18 What are the islands?

Isaiah 59:18 According to what they have done, so will he repay wrath to his enemies and retribution to his foes; he will repay the islands their due. What are the islands? Why are they punished?
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Isaiah 56:3 What's a dry tree?

Isaiah 56:3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people." And let no eunuch complain, "I am only a dry tree." What's a dry tree?...
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Isaiah 19:18 What is the city of the Sun?

Isaiah 19:16 In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to ...
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What is meant by "familiar spirits" in Isaiah 19:3, 29:4?

Isaiah 19:3: 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar ...
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Is Isaiah 50:6 literally fulfilled in Jesus?

Isaiah 50:6 I offered My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spittle. Was this literally fulfilled in Jesus?
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What is the prophecy against Dumah in Isaiah 21:11-12?

Isaiah 21: 11 A prophecy against Dumah: Someone calls to me from Seir, “Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?” 12The watchman replies, “Morning is coming, but also ...
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When was Isaiah 45:13 fulfilled?

Isaiah 45:13[NIV] I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty.&...
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Isaiah 3:19 What are the charms?

Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces, 19 the earrings and bracelets and veils, 20 the headdresses and anklets and sashes, ...
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Will the messiah save us from sin or will the messiah come to those who repent

I see in Matthew chapter 1, it talks about the messiah saving his people from their sins. But Tanakh talks about the messiah coming to those who repent. How do we reconcile these two? Matthew 1:20 ...
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Who were those "already gathered" in Isaiah 56:8?

Isaiah 56:8 New International Version The Sovereign LORD declares-- he who gathers the exiles of Israel: "I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered." Who were those ...
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Is there anything special about the "awake, awake" in Isaiah 51 & 52?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of the word "sign" in Isaiah 37:30?

Isaiah 37: 30 “This will be the sign for you, Hezekiah: “This year you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards ...
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Has Isaiah 14:1-2 been fulfilled?

Berean Study Bible Isaiah 14: 1 For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again He will choose Israel and settle them in their own land. The foreigner will join them and unite with the house ...
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What are the wells of salvation?

Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 1 Corinthians 10:4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that ...
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Isaiah 12:2 God is my salvation vs he has become my salvation

Isaiah 12:2 (NIV) Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” What is the significance between ...
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How many spirits are in view in Isaiah 11:2?

Isaiah 11:1-3 (ESV): A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the ...

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