Category: A group of biblical books that have a similar literary genre or main themes and have been placed together as a major section of the Bible.
Prophets: The books of Israel’s prophets who announced the downfall of Israel’s kingdom and the hope of its restoration after the exile.
Literary Style: A unique style of writing that follows recognized literary conventions and language patterns.
Poetry: A condensed form of writing that uses metaphorical imagery and creative language to engage the reader’s imagination and emotions.
Prophetic: A type of Israelite poetry employed by the prophets to warn and accuse Israel of covenant violation, and to announce future hope.
Isaiah announces that God’s judgment will purify Israel and prepare his people to the coming messianic king and new Jerusalem.
Read Scripture Part I
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Isaiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the first of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the book of Isaiah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
Like Elijah, Jeremiah, and the other Prophets, Isaiah was called by God to deliver His messages to Israel for its welfare in the Book of Isaiah. But along with warnings against Israel's sin and rebellious ways came a message of hope in a new depth that would carry on for centuries after Isaiah's passing. This hope would be embodied through God's Servant known as "Immanuel," who will one day establish a new Israel and God's Kingdom on the earth.
Remarkably, Jesus does precisely that in His lifetime, fulfilling over 300 prophecies in Scripture that include intricate details of His death and resurrection foretold in Isaiah chapters 50 through 53. Throughout the test of time, Isaiah's words have encouraged thousands of people who have suffered the drudgeries in this life while waiting for the Messiah to come in His first and second appearances everyone is counting on.
Isaiah the Messenger
Isaiah sees God but is purified. God appoints Isaiah as a prophet and tells him to warn the people of Israel about the impending judgment coming to them.
Judgment and Hope
God gives Isaiah various prophesies and visions about judgment for Jerusalem and the nations. But God's kingdom will one day rule, righting the world's wrongs.
Assyria threatens Judah as prophesied, but God answers King Hezekiah's prayers and defeats them. Hezekiah falls deathly ill, but God remembers him and heals him.
A Holy Seed
God's Servant is featured, rising from Israel's burnt stump. He is rejected and killed but is resurrected. His death pays for the sins of everyone.
New Heaven & Earth
Isaiah prophesies that the Servant will rule God's kingdom, creating a New Jerusalem. The wicked are expelled and the righteous stay. All nations are welcome.
Read Scripture Part II
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Isaiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the second of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the book of Isaiah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.