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

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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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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 ...
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In Isaiah 45:18, to what does “the earth” refer?

In Isa. 45:18, it is written, For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed ...
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In Isaiah 53:11, how is “by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many” to be understood?

In Isa. 53:11, it is written, 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. KJV, ...
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How can the virgin birth in Matthew 1:22 be a fulfilment of Isaiah 7:14?

(KJV)Matthew 1:22-23 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, [23] Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, ...
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Matthew 4 - How Should Galilee of the Nations be Interpreted?

Matt 4:14-16: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; ...
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About the Hebrew word Immanuel

I looked in Isaiah 7:14 the Hebrew for Immanuel: 8034 [e] 6005 [e] ’êl. אֵֽל׃ Immanuel Noun The only part is translated: ’êl! What does ·עִמָּ֥נוּ mean? I haven't had Hebrew in 30 years, but I ...
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What does “the government shall be upon His shoulder” mean in Isaiah 9:6?

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 ...
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Could Isaiah 6:1-2 be an allusion to Exodus 33:20?

Exodus 33:20 (NKJV) 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” Isaiah 6:1-2 (NKJV) 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, ...
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What does “glory” of the Gentiles mean in Isaiah?

The translated word "glory" is found many times in the Book of Isaiah - King James Version. Isaiah 61:6 states: But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of ...
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Analyze Isaiah 14:18-19.

What is the new thing God is doing in Isaiah 14:18-19? And what is the historical background of this idea? Did it develop out of another Jewish concept?
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Is “בְּמֹתָ֑יו” Singular or Plural, and What is it's Meaning in Isa. 53:9?

Isaiah 53:9 says, "וַיִּתֵּ֤ן אֶת־רְשָׁעִים֙ קִבְרֹ֔ו וְאֶת־עָשִׁ֖יר בְּמֹתָ֑יו עַ֚ל לֹא־חָמָ֣ס עָשָׂ֔ה וְלֹ֥א מִרְמָ֖ה בְּפִֽיו׃(Westminster Leningrad Codex) "Violence not Because in his death the ...
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Was Isaiah completely naked for three years or just wearing undergarments?

In Isaiah 20:2 (ESV) we read (ESV): at that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did ...
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Which 'land' or country is described in Isaiah 18?

Which 'land' or country is the author referring to in Isaiah chapter 18? Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in ...
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Are the Isaiah Scrolls from Cave 4 substantially different from the Masoretic text?

I recently heard 1QIsaa* touted, as it frequently has been, as a monument to the ancient nature of the Masoretic text. A response was made pointing out that we need to remember that there is more ...
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In Isaiah 65:17-25 does the author envision death in the new Heavens and new Earth?

In Isaiah 65:17 there is a picture of a new heaven and new earth. One view (from a Christian perspective) is that this passage paints a picture of the eschatological expectation that Israel held of ...
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Is a euphemism the correct understanding of the word יָד in Isa 57:8?

The Verse in Context The passage, with some context, is this (Isa 57:7-10; NKJV): 7 “On a lofty and high mountain you have set your bed; even there you went up to offer sacrifice. 8 Also behind ...
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Is it John or Jesus quoting Isaiah in John 12:38 & 40?

Jesus is not attributed to be speaking in either John 12:38 or 40 according to a "red letter" edition. However, regarding verse 38 Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers states: Lord, who hath ...
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In Isa. 6:1, does “high and lifted up” modify “throne” or “the Lord”?

In Isa. 6:1, does "high and lifted up" modify "throne" or "the Lord"? I noticed that some English translations differ, and I would like if someone is able offer some help with the Hebrew here.
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What is Isaiah 24-27, and when was it written?

The view that the book of Isaiah, as we have it, came from multiple authors has wide support across the spectrum of scholars. Most often, Isaiah is divided into at least three sections: proto-Isaiah (...
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Is Luke 2:25 alluding to Isaiah 57:18 LXX?

Is Luke 2:25 alluding to Isaiah 57:18 LXX? English Standard Version Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the ...
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Are “craftsman” and “destroyer” proper nouns in Isaiah 54:16?

"The Destroyer" is used as a proper noun in the book of Revelation (9:11) to name a (or the) destroying angel, but "the destroyer", when appearing in Exodus 12:23 during the Passover narrative, is not ...
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What is the best understanding of חָמָס in Isaiah 53:9?

Isaiah 53:9 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Most major translations I've ...
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Are nous and pneuma synonymous?

1 Corinthians 2:16 Westcott and Hort 1881 τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν Κυρίου, ὃς συνβιβάσει αὐτόν; ἡμεῖς δὲ νοῦν Χριστοῦ ἔχομεν. Romans 11:34 Westcott and Hort 1881 Τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν ...
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Does Deut. 29:2-4 shed any light on Isaiah 6:8-10?

Came across this passage in Deuteronomy (29:2-4) the other day: 2 Now Moses called all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to ...
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Has Isaiah 27 verse 6 been fulfilled through Israel's export of “Fruits.”? [closed]

In the book of Isaiah at chapter 27 verse 6 (NIV), a prophecy is recorded and it is written that, In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill the whole ...
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In Isaiah 55:13, what is the referent of “it shall be to the LORD for a name”?

Consider the following passage: Isaiah 55:13 KJV Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for ...
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Should Isaiah 1:25 be translated as 'soap' or 'bleach'?

I'm writing an essay on Isa 1:21-31 and v25 in various translations is soap, detergent, bleach, or lye (= Sodium Hydroxide = drain unblocker!) Soap / detergent is easy to understand, but sounds like ...
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Why does the Septuagint omit Isaiah 2:22 when it's in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Leningrad Codex?

The Dead Sea Scrolls have [almost] the entire book of Isaiah. They include Isaiah 2:22. "Stop focusing on mortals, who have only breath in their nostrils -for what are they really worth?" (...
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To which portions(s) of Isaiah does John 12:41 relate the prophet's vision?

John 12:37-41 reads: Although [Jesus] had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah:     "...
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Is John 12:41 talking about Jesus' glory or YHWH's?

Does John 12:41 say that Isaiah saw YHWH's glory or Jesus' glory? Which option is more supported by the underlying Greek text and the context of the passage? "Isaiah said these things because he ...
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The correct translation of Isaiah 24:23

In Isaiah 24:23 we have וְחָֽפְרָה הַלְּבָנָה וּבוֹשָׁ֖ה הַֽחַמָּ֑ה The moon shall blush and the sun ashamed where levanah = moon and chammah = sun. But the Septuagint gives καὶ τακήσεται ἡ ...
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What does the Greek word μαλακιαν mean in Isaiah 53:3 (LXX)?

Isaiah 53:3 (LXX) ἀλλὰ τὸ εἶδος αὐτοῦ ἄτιμον ἐκλεῖπον παρὰ πάντας ἀνθρώπους ἄνθρωπος ἐν πληγῇ ὢν καὶ εἰδὼς φέρειν μαλακίαν ὅτι ἀπέστραπται τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἠτιμάσθη καὶ οὐκ ἐλογίσθη What ...