Isaiah's next oracle is for Babylon....continue reading "Isaiah 21 (Babylon, Edom, Arabia)"
Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)
Isaiah's oracles against the nation continues with Egypt. I haven't read the passage yet, but I have learned in my scripture reading that Egypt is almost always a symbol of false help and hope and a symbol of slavery, as well as a symbol of "the world". I'll be very curious to see any end time references in these two chapters....continue reading "Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)"
Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Ethiopia in Chapter 18....continue reading "Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)"
Isaiah 17 (Damascus [Syria]and Israel)
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Damascus (Syria). Damascus is the capital city of Aram, also known as Syria....continue reading "Isaiah 17 (Damascus [Syria]and Israel)"
Isaiah 15 and 16 (Moab)
The judgments against other nations, that started in Chapters 13 and 14, continue here....continue reading "Isaiah 15 and 16 (Moab)"
After a long quoted oracle against Babylon and its destruction by other invaders, Isaiah continues his message to the city that symbolizes so much from the past, Isaiah's contemporary events, and all of our futures....continue reading "Isaiah 14"
II Kings 17 (Israel)
We just finished a bit of a deep dive into King Ahaz in Judah, now the Blue Letter Bible Bible Chronological reading list is having us read about King Hoshea in Israel before we return to Isaiah....continue reading "II Kings 17 (Israel)"
Isaiah 11 (Judah/Israel)
Isaiah has been prophesying about the end of Israel as a cautionary tale for Judah. We've seen that Assyria will be the instrument to crush Israel and then come for Jerusalem, sending Judah's villagers fleeing in fear. But the Lord will deal with Assyria and raise up a remnant of his people....continue reading "Isaiah 11 (Judah/Israel)"
Intro to Amos (Israel)
Following the Blue Letter Bible, I am pausing after Isaiah 8 (as well as after II Kings 16 and II Chronicles 28) and reading all 9 chapters in Amos. The shift is from Judah back to Israel and the rule of Jeroboam II....continue reading "Intro to Amos (Israel)"
Isaiah 8 (Judah)
Previously, I read about Isaiah and his relationship with Ahaz in the context of II Kings and II Chronicles. This is why the chronological approach has been helpful to me. I wouldn't have remembered the exact context when reading these books separately. Next we see the early manifestation of Isaiah's prophesy....continue reading "Isaiah 8 (Judah)"