Step into the world of Isaiah as we delve into the third episode of our ongoing series on The Book of Isaiah, titled “The Eyes of Isaiah.” This class illuminates the importance of context in understanding Isaiah’s prophecies, encouraging us to view the text through the lens of the events unfolding in Isaiah’s lifetime.
In this episode, we will traverse through the Book of Isaiah, focusing on events that transpired during the reign of Jotham. Having established in a previous session that Isaiah’s calling was in the year King Uzziah died, we will now turn our attention to the subsequent monarchs mentioned in the opening verse of Isaiah, analyzing the relevant texts chronologically and surveying the kings in sequence.
A key focus will be Isaiah 7, set during the time of Ahaz. Unravel the historical backdrop of this chapter, question the identity of the child in Isaiah 7:14, and delve into the significance of the pregnancy and birth prophesied. Moreover, we will juxtapose this with the words of another contemporary prophet concerning the birth of a child, drawing connections and contrasts.
Embark on this journey as we dissect the layers of history, prophecy, and intrigue interwoven throughout Isaiah’s narrative. “The Eyes of Isaiah” promises to deepen your understanding of this monumental book and unveil the richness of its historical and prophetic tapestry. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the past through the eyes of Isaiah.