The oracles continue. This final judgement is of Tyre. This is the famous ancient Phoenician city of explorers and mariners. Modern day Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea. As a reminder, they supplied lumber for King Solomon's Temple....continue reading "Isaiah 23 (Phoenicia: Tyre, Sidon)"
Isaiah's next oracle is for Babylon....continue reading "Isaiah 21 (Babylon, Edom, Arabia)"
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)"
After another pass at II King 16 & 17 and II Chronicles 27 & 28, Israel has fallen and has been hauled away. God has orchestrated a priest to come back and teach His ways, but the people just add that to their previous worship. Meanwhile Judah is still alive, but not thriving under Ahaz. Both book passages end with the death of Ahaz and the introduction of his successor, his son Hezekiah.
Now the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading list sends us back to Isaiah. Previously in Isaiah, he was prophesying about the end of Israel and two beautiful chapters about the Messiah....continue reading "Isaiah 13 (Babylon)"