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The Book Of Isaiah

יְשַׁעְיָה

yᵊšaʿyâ

Isaiah or Yesaiah or Yeshaiah = “Yahweh has saved”

Isaiah, the son of Amoz, came from a prestigious and well-respected Jerusalem family.
It is believed that Isaiah was highly educated and well-versed in the ways of the court, which likely helped him navigate the political landscape.
He was chosen by God for a special anointing and commission in the temple after the death of King Uzziah (who probably died around 740 B.C.).
According to the Bible, Isaiah had a vision of God in the temple that forever changed the course of his life and ministry.
He fearlessly preached a message of hope and reconciliation to his people, urging them to turn from their wickedness and idolatry.
Isaiah’s words are known for their poetic eloquence and powerful imagery, which have been praised by scholars and readers for centuries.
Although he faced opposition from King Ahaz, he gained the admiration and respect of King Hezekiah (around 716-698 B.C.).
In addition to his role as a prophet, Isaiah was also a prolific writer, and many of his works are included in the Old Testament book that bears his name.
Even in the face of danger, Isaiah never wavered in his mission to call his nation to repentance and reformation.
Isaiah’s prophecies about the coming of a Messiah are some of the most well-known and beloved passages of the Bible, and have given hope to generations of believers.
His legacy of courage and faith continue to inspire us today. Although he was probably martyred by Hezekiah’s depraved and brutal son, King Manasseh, somewhere around 680 B.C, Isaiah’s message of repentance and redemption is as relevant today as it was in ancient times, and continues to resonate with people of all faiths.