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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 56

Isa 56.1-12 contains a prophecy about the non-Jews who believe and their coming to Yehovah, the Torah and the Temple, with a promise to judge the blind leaders of the blind. The non-Jews are not to say they are separate

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 55

Isa 55.1-13 carries on with prophecies about the Messiah just like the two previous chapters. This chapter is the haftorah (reading from the prophets) for Sukkot because of its references to living water. v 1…Ho (“hoi”), every one (a universal

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 54

Isa 54.1-17 speaks of the Redemption and is a prophecy of the future fruitfulness of Jerusalem and that she would have many children(49.21). This is in fulfillment of the promises to the fathers, and that the Messiah would have spiritual

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 53

Isa 53.1-12 is a prophecy about the Messiah, his human stature, his sufferings as Messiah ben Joseph and the glory he will have. It begins with a complaint about the small number who believed the report about him, but it

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 52

Isa 52.1-15 is a prophecy about the glorious future of Israel and is connected to the previous chapter where Jerusalem is represented as a sleeping woman (51.9) “drunk” with the judgments and wrath of God. She is to “wake up”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 51

Isa 51.1-23 gives comfort to Israel by saying that those who have not turned to their own light and reason and have not turned from him can trust Yehovah. He uses Abraham and Sarah as an example of how they

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 50

Isa 50.1-11 is a chapter where God addresses the children of Zion, not Zion itself. Israel has broken off the relationship with Yehovah because of sin. The fault was with Israel. To understand this chapter we will first enter into

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 49

Isa 49.1-26 is important in understanding the physical manifestation of the Messiah. Messiah existed “hidden” since before creation according to 1 Pet 1.18-20, 2.4. Peter supports the idea of God redeeming Israel with blood, and this chapter says that Messiah

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 48

Isa 48.1-22 is addressed to the Jewish people in captivity and though they call themselves the people of Yehovah, and praise the God of Jacob, they do not do it in truth and spirit. Their actions did not line up

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 47

Isa 47.1-15 is a prophecy about the destruction of Babylon and the Chaldeans, and what caused it. v 1…Come down and sit in the dust (a sign of mourning), O virgin daughter of Babylon (a beautiful and splendid city); sit

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 46

Isa 46.1-13 contains a prophecy about the fall of Babylon by Cyrus and Medo-Persia. It also talks about the release of the Jewish people from the captivity. v 1…Bel (meaning “Lord” and related to Baal, a sun divinity) has bowed

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 45

Isa 45.1-25 predicts the fall of Babylon by Cyrus the Persian in the “Peshat” or literal level, and in the “Sowd” or secret, hidden level, it is a prophecy about the Messiah. v 1…Thus says the Lord (Yehovah) to Cyrus

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 44

Isa 44.1-28 tells us about how God comforts his people who are afflicted with his promises of blessing. It also goes on to describe idols and these verses allude to the Abomination of Desolation. Israel is forgiven of their sins

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 43

Isa 43.1-28 tells us that Yehovah comforts his people and that he is the true God, not an empty idol. He promises a return from exile and there will be a greater redemption coming. Regardless of God’s past judgments judicially,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 42

Isa 42.1-25 is a continuation of the servant passages with a prophecy concerning the Messiah. He will be the embodiment of the Brit Chadasha (Renewed Covenant). The Messiah is presented as a mediator and servant of the Father (John 1.29).

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 41

Isa 41.1-29 tells us that God summons the nations into a tribunal at law to try the case between God and the unbeliever. It will also contain words of comfort to Israel. He will convict the idolaters and their false

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 40

Isa 40.1-31 now begins a change in the message of Isaiah. Having prophesied about the coming Babylonian captivity, Isaiah and the prophets were to comfort the people of Israel. Eschatologically, Isa 40 through 66 is part of what is called

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 39

Isa 39.1-8 gives us the account of Hezekiah’s error after he recovered from his illness, and the correction he had for it. The king of Babylon sent messengers to him to congratulate him on his recovery, but he was also

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 38

Isa 38.1-22 tells us about the illness of Hezekiah and how he recovered. This illness took place during the Assyrian invasion of Judah. v 1…In those days (of the Assyrian invasion) Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 37

Isa 37.1-38 continues with the Assyrian army outside the gates of Jerusalem. They are beaten and without hope, even Egypt cannot help. Assyria has taken all the cities and fortresses, sometimes conducting several sieges at the same time to keep

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