- Isaiah likely prophesied from 740 to 680 BC
- Reigns: Uzziah (791-740); Jotham (750-736); Ahaz (736-716); and Hezekiah (716-687)
- Three key events: 1) Syrian-Ephraim coalition (2 Kings 16); 2) Fall of Samaria/Israel (2 Kings 17); Sennacherib lays siege to Jerusalem (2 Kings 19)
- What we're looking for: Judah's behavior/attitude and God's responses
- Our worship response: Glory (qavod, doxa)
- A storyline/timeline for the four kings under whose reign Isaiah prophesied (Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah [click king's name for OT refs]; Isaiah 1:1).
- Introductory/historical material for Isaiah.
Isaiah Shepherds Notes
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Isaiah (NIV Application Commentary)
A unique commentary that explores each passage from three vital perspectives: original meaning, bridging context, contemporary significance.ESV Literary Bible (limited free access online)
Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who are not convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, and with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, appears to be absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees God's rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.
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- Chunk work in Isaiah 1-5
- Read section in Shepherd's Notes