Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

Isaiah 59:20: A Day of Salvation
By August 13, 2018 Read More →

Isaiah 59:20: A Day of Salvation

A main thread running through the book of Isaiah is the message of salvation. He tells us that although so many people set their hearts against God, there are some who are righteous, who will be saved from the awful destruction that God brings upon the wicked. Saved from destruction: Isaiah 66:24 Isaiah speaks of the […]

Isaiah 29:13 – Vain Worship
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Isaiah 29:13 – Vain Worship

The text for this lesson is Isaiah 29:13. “…these people draw near to me with their mouths, and honour me with their lips, yet have removed their hearts far from me. Moreover, their worship toward me is the doctrines of men.” Even by the time the Messiah had come, many religious leaders were false in their worship. God […]

Isaiah 53: Isaiah’s Lamb
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Isaiah 53: Isaiah’s Lamb

Verse 7 is a key verse in the chapter. It speaks of one “led like a lamb to the slaughter” whom we understand to be Jesus Christ who was crucified. When the man from Ethiopia was reading this chapter as he rode home in his chariot, he was puzzled as to whom this “lamb” might be. He asked Philip the […]

Isaiah 2:5 – ”Let Us Walk in the Light”
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Isaiah 2:5 – ”Let Us Walk in the Light”

The early chapters of Isaiah include a call to walk in the light of the Lord, and make three strong statements about light and darkness, including a prophecy about Jesus… “Come, house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord”(Isaiah 2:5). John writes to Christians that “God is light and in him there is no […]

Isaiah 40:1-11: Voice in the Wilderness – John the Baptizer, the New Elijah
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Isaiah 40:1-11: Voice in the Wilderness – John the Baptizer, the New Elijah

The 40th chapter of Isaiah is a poem about the time and coming of Jesus (Isaiah 40:1-11), followed by an exhortation to recognize him as the likeness and true image of Almighty God (Isaiah 40:12-31,Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3). The first part foretells a “voice calling” to prepare the way for the coming of Christ the Lord. (Isaiah 40:3). Voice in the Wilderness: […]

A Virgin Shall Conceive – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23
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A Virgin Shall Conceive – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23

There are clear parallels between Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23. Consider the words of Isaiah as quoted by Matthew, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”(Matthew 1:23). This is an example of a class of prophecies in the Old Testament which appear to have a dual fulfillment, […]

Isaiah Through The Ages
By July 25, 2018 Read More →

Isaiah Through The Ages

Isaiah was an 8th century BC prophet. The first verse of the Book of Isaiah states that Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah , Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah (Isaiah 1:1). Uzziah’s reign was 52 years in the middle of the 8th century BCE, and Isaiah must have begun his ministry a […]

2 Chronicles 32-1–4, 30
By September 6, 2016 Read More →

2 Chronicles 32-1–4, 30

32 1 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem, 3 He took counsel with his […]

2 Kings 20-20
By September 6, 2016 Read More →

2 Kings 20-20

20 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

The City of David is the Archaeological Portal to the History of the Jewish People
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

The City of David is the Archaeological Portal to the History of the Jewish People

The archaeological discoveries in the City of David open a window into the secrets of the history of Jerusalem and the Jewish people as a whole.