Essays on Isaiah
Isaiah - Background A look at the
historic context of the prophecy of Isaiah. In addition this paper considers the
contentious issue of whether there were multiple Isaiah's or just one. I take
the position that there was just one.
Literary Style of Isaiah An extremely detailed
and slightly technical look at the literary style of Isaiah. Specifically
looking to see if the similarities between the first and second half of Isaiah
forms a case for either the separation or joining of the two pieces.
Isa 2 - That Day A look at the
expression In That Day which is discussed in depth in the second chapter of
Isaiah 3 - Sin's Consequences for Judah - A
look at Isaiah 3, contrasting it to Isaiah 2 and attempting to show that it was
an immediate threat to Judah.
Isa 4-The Branch A look at the
expression 'the Branch of the Lord' as used in Isaiah 4:2 and questioning if it
really is a reference to the Lord's first coming as many commentators believe.
Isa 5:The Vineyard A look at the Song of
the Vineyard in Isaiah 5 comparing and contrasting it to the parable of the
vineyard (or parable of the tenants) as found in each of the synoptic Gospels.
Isaiah 7 - When did it happen?
A look at the interpretation of Isaiah 7 including a deep look at the
interpretation of Isaiah 7:14 the 'virgin with child'.
Isaiah 9:6-7 A look at those common Christmas
verses discussing the baby to be born and the son to be given arguing that very
careful thought is required to actually get the true meaning from the verses.
Isa 11 - The Rod A look at the first five
verses of Isaiah 11 - looking at the Rod from the Stem of Jesse and arguing that
this prophecy is of dual fulfillment.
Isa 11 - Creation restored in the
millenium A look at the famous passage of the wolf lying down with the lamb
and arguing that this prophecy will have a literal fulfillment in the future.
Isa 14 - The Morning Star A look at
the morning star (or day star) of Isaiah 14 asking if this really is Lucifer
(Satan) or the king of Babylon.
Isaiah 18:3-6 A look at Isaiah 18:3-6 which
discusses how God acts in the present age and how the present age will end.
Isa 22 - Valley of Vision A look
at Isa 22 the Valley of Vision; the attack upon Jerusalem by Sennacherib during
the reign of Hezekiah.
Isa 23: The Destruction of Tyre
A look at the fulfillment and timing of the destruction of Tyre.
Isa 26: Lord Jehovah A look at Lord
Jehovah (Jah Jehovah) from Is 12:2 and 26:4 asking if it is a scribal error or
deliberate title of God.
Leviathan and The Vine A look at the
strange reference to 'Leviathan' in Isaiah 27
Isaiah 28 When was the chief cornerstone laid?
How does that fit into the timing of the fulfillment of Isaiah 28? What is the
meaning of the strange parable at the end?
Is 29: The Knowledge Gap A look at
the effect that academia and ignorance had combined to produce within the
Israelites of the time of Isaiah.
Is 32: The Women of Jerusalem A look at
Isaiah 32 and particularly a examining the moral state of the women of
Is 35: A Different Kind of
Blessing A look at Isaiah 35 and the Lord's quotation of it in Matthew
asking if it has yet been totally fulfilled.
Isaiah 36 The famous story of
the slaughter of the Assyrians asking why God would kill people He had brought
Isaiah 38 - The Danger of Prayer
A prayer of Hezekiah added over a decade to his life. This essay looks at that
miracle but also questions how beneficial it was.
Isaiah 40-66 An overview of
various web references to the second half of Isaiah focusing primarily up the
debate regarding whether or not the book of Isaiah was written by a single
Isaiah 42-Introducing the
Servant A look at the Servant theme of Isaiah as introduced in Isaiah 42
Isaiah 49-The Messiah Steps Forward
A look at this glorious passage in which the Messiah steps forward to state His
Isaiah 50 - The Messiah's Behavior This
paper looks at Isaiah 50 and discusses how the Messiah is going to behave.
The Suffering Messiah Based upon
Isaiah 53 a look at the suffering servant and an apologetic for how this passage
Lord God of Hosts A look at this rare
name of God which is heavily represented within the book of Isaiah.
Is 61: Restoration of Jerusalem
A look at the restoration of Jerusalem asking when it will occur.