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

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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 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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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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Which is the correct translation of Isaiah 63:11?

The MT for Isaiah 63:11 is: וַיִּזְכֹּר יְמֵי-עוֹלָם, מֹשֶׁה עַמּוֹ; אַיֵּה הַמַּעֲלֵם מִיָּם, אֵת רֹעֵי צֹאנוֹ--אַיֵּה הַשָּׂם בְּקִרְבּוֹ, אֶת-רוּחַ קָדְשׁוֹ Isaiah 63:11 NASB Then His people ...
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Isa 63:9 - Afflicted or not afflicted?

The NASB is fairly typical of Isa 63:9 which says: In all their affliction He was afflicted ... This is a good representation of the Hebrew according to the MT. However, I note that only a few ...
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Isaiah 33:6b-The fear of the LORD is His treasure - what entails "fear of the LORD," and what "His treasure" specifically means?

And, how relevant is "fear of the LORD" to US? Text: Isaiah 33:6b (NKJV) "The fear of the LORD is His treasure."
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In Luke 4:19, what does "acceptable year of the Lord/LORD" mean and to what year does it refer?

Acceptable to whom? To God? To the Jews? To everyone? To what year does this refer? [Luk 4:19 YLT] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.' [Luk 4:19 MGNT] (19) κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory. Really? ALL?

What is the meaning of "all" in Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory. Is this an example of Isaiah hyperbole?
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What is the significance of the term "Ariel" in Isaiah 29:1?

Isaiah 29:1 Woe to you, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on. I understood that it is poetic but are there other reasons that Isaiah is ...
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Jesus' baptism in Spirit and fire in the light of the Isaianic new exodus

Many today recognize that Luke follows the Isaianic new exodus for his Luke-Acts narrative. So, what it is the meaning of Jesus' baptism in Spirit/fire (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8) in the light of this? (...
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(Isaiah 51:9) Feminine God in Exile

I previously asked and got great responses to an exploration of pronouns in psalm 139. There was a fascinating technical resolution to that one. This question is related but significantly different. ...
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Isaiah's prophecy of 70 Years of Tyre

There are several prophecies concerning 70 years: one of Jeremiah (Jer 25:11, 12, 29:10 and 2 Chron 36:21) about the desolation of Jerusalem; one of Zech 1:12, 7:5 about the desolation of the Temple. ...
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What is the translation of "whom I uphold" In Hebrew which it were montioned in Isaiah?

In Isaiah 42:1-4 there is an attractive testament which is : “Behold! My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect One, in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to ...
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Why is Jesus called the "Father of eternity" at Isaiah 9:6 in the YLT?

Isaiah 9:6 YLT: For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of ...
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Could The Mark of The Beast simply be what a Man is made of? [closed]

There's something I've been studying up on and was curious what this community might have to say about it. According to Revelation 13:18 the number of The Beast is 666 and when looking into certain ...
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Should Isaiah 55:10 by considered as Messianic or alluding to the Messianic age?

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, (...
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Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:27, what is the criterion of sainthood?

Isaiah 53:12 (KJV): ...and made intercession for the transgressors. Romans 8:27 (KJV): ...he maketh intercession for the saints according to {the will of} God. 1 John 2:1 (KJV): ...And if ...

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