Isaiah 36, historical passage, Sennacherib boasts against the LORD and threatens Jerusalem.

This prism chronicles the events during Sennacherib’s reign, but from the Assyrian perspective. It collaborates the Biblical record.

   Isaiah was the chief scribe, both during the reign of both Uzziah and Hezekiah.

 The texts  2 Kings 18:19 – 20:3 and Isaiah 36:4 – 38:3 are the same and Isaiah recorded them both.

Isaiah 30, don’t trust in Egypt! A rebellious people, yet God will be gracious, judgment on Assyria.

This Rahab  (רהב) is a nickname for Egypt, not to be confused with the original Rahab (רחב ) from Jericho.

Isaiah 14, Israel’s return, the fall of Babylon, Lucifer, Assyria and Philistine.

Chapter 14 starts with a wonderful promise

Next is a prophecy against Babylon.

Notice the central position of Babylon in today’s Middle East.

Saddam Hussein had restored the ruins of Babylon to show the greatness of Iraq. The picture below shows a U.S. soldier after invasion of Iraq.

Yes,, Babylon shall come to an end.

Jesus saw Lucifer, also called Satan fall from heaven as lightning strikes.

The Prophet Ezekiel also foresaw Satan being thrown out of heaven.

 

Isaiah also prophesied the destruction of Babylon

Next is a prophecy against Assyria.

The destruction of Philistia is also foretold. It is interesting that the tribe of Dan could not take the land of the Northern Philistia, so they settled in the very northern part of Israel. Their failure to take their allotment of the promised land continues to this day.

Isaiah 10, the punisment of Syria (and Assyria), the remnant of Israel shall return.

The punishment of Syria, continued from chapter 9.

 

The bible translations differ on the second Lord in verse 16. Some Hebrew manuscripts writes Adonai, others Yahwe. Let us look at the Dead Sea scroll:

The Dead Sea Scroll has Yahwe.