In my last post, we began to look at some background material on the book of Yesha’yahu. In this post, we continue to look at the man, the kings that were ruling at the time, and his disclosure of the coming of the Messiah.
The name Yesha’yahu means “salvation of the Lord,” and salvation (deliverance) is the key theme of his book. He wrote concerning five different acts of deliverance that God would perform:
- the deliverance of Y’hudah [Judah] from Ashur [Assyria] invasion (chaps. 36-37);
- the deliverance of the nation fromBabylonian captivity (chap. 40);
- the future deliverance of the Jews from worldwide dispersion among the Gentiles (chaps. 11-12);
- the deliverance of lost sinners from judgment (chap. 53); and,
- the final deliverance of creation from the bondage of sin when the kingdom is established (chaps. 60; 66:17ff).
Yesha’yahu was married, and his wife was called “the…
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