The Slave Trade and Human Trafficking, ישעיהו כג:י-יח / Isaiah 23:10-18

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Isaiah 23:10-18Concerning Tyre, the great city falling was not merely the result of Assyrian king’s desire for war and to conquer other nations. The reason for her fall was due to her pride, her wealth, and her disposition towards other nations, i.e., the slave trade and human trafficking can be used as an example. The God of Israel is...

Death on a Massive Scale, Everyone is Ignoring the Warning Signs, ישעיהו כא:א-ט / Isaiah 21,1-9

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Isaiah 21:1-9The next couple chapters (Isaiah 21:1-29 and 22:1-25) provide an illustration of the fearful expectation of evil (calamity) or expectation of death. Though these things are imminent, the people continue to party and carry on as if nothing is going to happen. This has applications for today from the sense of what is going on in countries around...

Preparedness for War – What is Our Priority? ישעיהו כב:ט-טז / Isaiah 22:9-16

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Isaiah 22:9-16The prophet Isaiah speaks on the weapons of war (Isaiah 22:8), the walls (22:9-10), and the supply of water (22:9-11). The preparedness for war is not the problem here, the major problem is Judah and Jerusalem not trusting in the Lord, making Him their priority as opposed to relying upon themselves. We are called all throughout history to...

The Lack of Faith that Isaiah was Inspired by God, ישעיהו טז:ח-יד / Isaiah 16:8-14

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Isaiah 16:8-14Previously, Isaiah 16:1-5 appears to be Isaiah pleading with Judah to take in the refugees of Moab. The remainder of these verses Isaiah 16:8-14 we see what happens in Judah’s response to the previous request. We note the messianic flavor of the TgJ which interprets the word כַר in Isaiah 16:1 is a reference to the Messiah (לִמשִיחָא)...

Another Name for Mashiach (Messiah), ישעיהו ח:א-י / Isaiah 8:1-10

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Isaiah 8:1-10Something to note about Isaiah 8 is that all things are in God's hands. Here we read about another promise of hope (Isaiah 8:1-4), and also that of destruction (Isaiah 8:5-8) due to unfaithfulness and unrepentant sin. The theme continues, the pride of the people prevents them from trusting in the Lord God of Israel. Instead, they trust...

A Vision of God and Angels, ישעיהו ו:א-יג / Isaiah 6:1-13

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Isaiah 6:1-13Pretty much every Commentary on Isaiah has a problem with the way Isaiah introduces chapter 6. They say that the first verse presents a serious problem being written very similar to Isaiah 1:1. The approach to Isaiah 1-5 was to lay down the groundwork concerning the major issues for the entire purpose of God's calling on Isaiah's life,...

Failing to Sanctify the Lord in Every Way, ישעיהו ח:יא-כג / Isaiah 8:11-23

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Isaiah 8:11-23Here Isaiah continues with the word of the Lord and a very wise instruction to not walk in the way of these people. The people of Judah and Jerusalem have sought the way of the nations. The imagination of their hearts was always upon their idols. Even in the midst of their troubles, foreign nations are coming against...

Introduction to Isaiah – מבוא לישעיהו

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The book of Isaiah stands as a towering mountain in the midst of the biblical landscape! The events of Isaiah's life, his testimony, his prophecies, touch all of Scripture, the past, present, and future in biblical history. The most significant aspect of the book of Isaiah is his prophetic message of the promised Messiah! The approach we are going...

Captivity to Pride – ישעיהו ד-ה:יג-ל / Isaiah 5:13-30, A Commentary

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Isaiah 5:13-30ספר ישעיה פרק היג לָכֵן גָּלָה עַמִּי מִבְּלִי-דָעַת וּכְבוֹדוֹ מְתֵי רָעָב וַהֲמוֹנוֹ צִחֵה צָמָא: יד לָכֵן הִרְחִיבָה שְּׁאוֹל נַפְשָׁהּ וּפָעֲרָה פִיהָ לִבְלִי-חֹק וְיָרַד הֲדָרָהּ וַהֲמוֹנָהּ וּשְׁאוֹנָהּ וְעָלֵז בָּהּ:Isaiah 5:13 states, "Therefore my people are gone into captivity, (לָכֵן גָּלָה עַמִּי) because they have no knowledge: (מִבְּלִי-דָעַת) and their honourable men are famished, (וּכְבוֹדוֹ מְתֵי רָעָב) and their multitude...

The Greatest Angels in Jewish Myths and Legends, ישעיהו טז:א-ז / Isaiah 16:1-7

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Isaiah 16:1-7In Isaiah 15 the text was a lament to Moab which described her destruction. In Isaiah 16:1-5 there appears to be a plea on behalf of Moab to Judah because of her troubles. Isaiah 16:6-12 then appears to be a response to Isaiah 16:1-5. We note the contrast of Judah and Jerusalem between their fallen state and their...

ישעיהו ב:א-יא / Isaiah 2:1-11

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Isaiah 2:1-11ספר ישעיה פרק בא הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר חָזָ֔ה יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖הוּ בֶּן־אָמ֑וֹץ עַל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וִירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃Isaiah 2:1 states, “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw (הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר חָזָ֔ה יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖הוּ בֶּן־אָמ֑וֹץ) concerning Judah and Jerusalem. (עַל־יְהוּדָ֖ה וִירוּשָׁלִָֽם).” It is interesting how Isaiah seems to repeat what we read according to Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he...

The Land of Whirling Wings ישעיהו יח:א-ז / Isaiah 18:1-7

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Isaiah 18:1-7Isaiah chapter 18 seems to be a more generalized oracle and opens with speaking about Cush (Ethiopia). As we moved down through Isaiah 18 the prophet speaks of a land divided by rivers. This seems to tie this oracle to Egypt since Chapter 19 is an oracle against Egypt. Modern commentaries however want to tie this chapter to...

A Future Messianic Expectation, ישעיהו ז:א-יג / Isaiah 7:1-13

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Isaiah 7:1-13According to most commentaries, Isaiah chapters 7-39 are centered around the theme of trust. There appears to be a significant amount of time Isaiah is spending on this subject due to this being a major theme throughout all of the Scriptures, trusting in God is foundational to our faith. Remember Yeshua said that he came to give abundance...

Isaiah starts talking about Babylon, ישעיהו יג:א-יא / Isaiah 13:1-11

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Isaiah 13:1-11The Christian commentaries have a major problem with the shift in narrative as we get into chapter 13 and Isaiah starts talking about Babylon. The reason being the relationship between these chapters is not clear in addition to Babylon only becoming a conquering nation 100 years after Isaiah. This difficulty is rooted in a lack of faith, not...

The Savagery of war, Judah and Jerusalem Destroyed, ישעיהו יג:יב-כב / Isaiah 13:12-22

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Isaiah 13:12-22In the next set of verses, Isaiah provides a description of the savagery of war, how Judah and Jerusalem will be destroyed. We should be aware what it was like back in those days, and even today in some regions around the world with certain armies these things continue to take place today, such as the rape of...

The Messianic King, Divine Appointment, and Life from the Dead, ישעיהו יא:א-ט / Isaiah 11:1-9

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Isaiah 11:1-9Here in Isaiah chapter 11, two verses are quoted in the NT text, Isaiah 11:2 in 1 Peter 4:14, and Isaiah 11:10 in Romans 15:12. According to Isaiah 11, we read the Messianic Expectation that was given us in Isaiah 7:14 where the King Messiah is ruling and offers peace, and life to a dead country, and victory...

Judgment comes upon all the Earth, prior to the Glory of God being Fully Revealed, ישעיהו כד:יז-כג / Isaiah 24:17-23

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Isaiah 24:17-23The remainder of chapter 24 Isaiah concludes with a description of the judgment that will come upon all the earth, prior to the glory of God being fully seen (Isaiah 24:14-15). In this last section of Isaiah, he is trying to provide a picture of why it is not wise to rely upon the world for joy, happiness,...

ישעיהו א:כא-לא / Isaiah 1:21-31

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Isaiah asks a very important question according to Isaiah 1:21.ספר ישעיה פרק אכא אֵיכָה֙ הָיְתָ֣ה לְזוֹנָ֔ה קִרְיָ֖ה נֶאֱמָנָ֑ה מְלֵאֲתִ֣י מִשְׁפָּ֗ט צֶ֛דֶק יָלִ֥ין בָּ֖הּ וְעַתָּ֥ה מְרַצְּחִֽים׃Isaiah 1:21 states “How is the faithful city become an harlot! (אֵיכָה֙ הָיְתָ֣ה לְזוֹנָ֔ה קִרְיָ֖ה נֶאֱמָנָ֑ה) it was full of judgment; (מְלֵאֲתִ֣י מִשְׁפָּ֗ט) righteousness lodged in it; (צֶ֛דֶק יָלִ֥ין בָּ֖הּ) but now murderers. (וְעַתָּ֥ה מְרַצְּחִֽים)”...

A Promised Messiah and a Description of God’s People, ישעיהו ד-ה:א-יב / Isaiah 4-5:1-12

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Isaiah 4:1-6Isaiah draws to a conclusion his comments concerning the pride of Israel. We note that Isaiah began in chapter 2 declaring how in the last days Zion, God's holy mountain would be the chief of mountains, God's Torah (His instruction) would go forth to the nations, and the nations would flow to Him (see Isaiah 2:1-5). Notice how...

Faith that is Upside-down is One Outcome of Theology, ישעיהו יד:כב-לב / Isaiah 14:22-32

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Isaiah 14:22-32Many commentators believe Isaiah talking about Babylon was a later redaction of the text. The prophecy of Isaiah however is connected to the previous prophetic words through the ongoing discussion about the pride of the people, the king, and the nation, and even of the angelic host, those demonic forces the nations serve. Those commentators who place this...

Did Isaiah Expose Himself for Three Years Completely Naked? ישעיהו כ:א-ו / Isaiah 20:1-6

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Isaiah 20:1-6Isaiah 20 opens with an oracle against Egypt. Isaiah provides the consequences of what happens when one trusts in Egypt. The outcome is not good because Egypt herself is under the judgment of God and so this nation becomes useless to provide much help. The commentaries state that the Ethiopian Shabako consolidated upper and lower Egypt in 714...

A Modern Day Parallel – ישעיהו ג:א-יג / Isaiah 3:1-13

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Isaiah 3:1-13Isaiah 3 goes on speaking about what the Lord will do to those who continue in their pride. Because of their refusal to serve the Lord, to walk in His ways, and to turn away from idols, they will be made ashamed, and will serve people who are ruthless and will suffer great loss. Because of their lack...

Not Paying Attention to What God is Saying Leads to the End of the World, ישעיהו כד:ט-טז / Isaiah 24:9-16

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Isaiah 24:9-16Isaiah continues speaking on the topic of wine and the harvest (Isaiah 24:7, 24:8, 24:9, 24:11, 24:13) where traditionally this is a time of rejoicing. The idea is that as the grapes are harvested, the people would celebrate and drink some of the new wine. The fall agricultural preparation is about to begin, and the end of grape...

The Apocalypse of Isaiah, ישעיהו כד:א-ח / Isaiah 24:1-8

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Isaiah 24:1-8Isaiah 24 is the first of four chapters that are called the Apocalypse of Isaiah, because he speaks of a worldwide dominion of God. The point of these four chapters as compared to Isaiah 13-23, is that he gives a more generalized and broader prophecy of destruction. He declares the Lordship of God over all the world, and...

God will bring to completion for Good or for Bad, ישעיהו י:יב-כב / Isaiah 10:12-22

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Isaiah 10:12-22Pride and arrogance that we are reading about Israel, Judah, and Jerusalem was not restricted to the nation of Israel, but the foreign nations that God was bringing to afflict Israel due to her sins were also plagued by these things. This was why the Lord first speaks about what He will bring to completion in Israel, Judah,...

Child Savior King,ישעיהו ט:א-י / Isaiah 9:1-10

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Isaiah 9:1-10Chapter 9 is the end of the child savior king motif that Isaiah had begun in chapter 7. In Isaiah 7, we are told how Ahaz has led the people away from the Lord to trust not just in a foreign nation but also in their gods which lead to their ultimate destruction, depression, and continued war. The...

ישעיהו ב:יב-כב / Isaiah 2:12-22

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Isaiah 2:12-22The opening passages of Isaiah 2 speak of the mercy of God towards His people, as showing them mercy to draw them back to the Lord and of Jerusalem becoming great and from her will go forth God’s Torah (instruction). Within this promise God is making to Israel, he will lift Israel up to become a light to...

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