This psalm is listed along with II Kings 18 and II Chronicles 29-31, partial coverage of Hezekiah's reign....continue reading "Psalm 48"
The reign of Hezekiah continues......continue reading "II Chronicles 30 and 31 (Judah and Israel)"
Chapter 29-31 are listed along with II Kings 18 and Psalm 48 in the Blue Letter Bible chronological list. In other lists I see II kings 18-20 included and Isaiah 36, so I'm curious how it's all going to fit together; but I have read that there are some questions about the chronology of Hezekiah's events....continue reading "II Chronicles 29 (Judah)"
I think humans have a default toward tribal thinking. We view "us" as superior and more cherished than "them". I don't think most people will agree that they, personally, are prone to it; but it shows up in a hundred different way in life. I spotted that thinking in myself when I saw that the next oracle wasn't a terrible foreign enemy, but our Jerusalem. This should remind us that when we act like the enemies of God, we shouldn't be surprised to find ourselves on a list that includes those we're acting like.
It seems like this chapter is related to the events immediately before, during, and/or after the reign of Hezekiah....continue reading "Isaiah 22 (Jerusalem)"
Isaiah begins with his indictment of Judah's behavior and a prophesy of their future which is also a parallel to the end times. Then we flash back to read about his calling. Now we are back in his historical timeline with the kings of his time....continue reading "II Kings 16; II Chron 28 & Isaiah 7 (Judah)"
As Israel and, eventually, Judah race toward oblivion for life as they've known it, the Kings and Chronicles give way to prophets who seem to be God's final effort to turn their trajectories toward His will and away from their idolatry and rebellion.
In my attempt to read chronologically, one of my reading plans says Amos is next and the other says Isaiah. So I have decided to start with Isaiah. Although I'll start Amos after Isaiah 8, and will keep checking in with the Kings and Chronicler....continue reading "Intro to the Prophets and Isaiah"