The Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah (745-695 B.C.) "yesha yahu" (Yaweh is salvation). Isaiah lived in Jerusalem at the time Judah was threatened by the Assyrians. He warned Jerusalem about idolatry and foreign alliances, although he was usually scoffed at. He spoke about the miraculous deliverance of Jerusalem from the Assyrians. He also spoke of the destruction and captivity of Jerusalem by the Babylonians as well as the release of the Jews by Cyrus the Persian. Jewish tradition records that the leaders in Jerusalem sawed the prophet Isaiah in half between two planks. The book of Isaiah says more about the ministry of the Messiah than any other Book in the Old Testament.

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