Isaiah 44, Israel the chosen, the one and only God and the folly of idols, Israel not forgotten, Judah will be restored.

This prophesy was given about 150 years before it happened. Cyrus the elder ruled from 559 to 530 B.C. and let the captives return and rebuild the temple.

Isaiah 42, the servant of the LORD, the New Song, The LORD’s promises and Israel’s disobedience.

Where Kedar lives: Kedar was the second son of Ishmael, he settled near the eastern borders of Israel, and among other things supplied sheep and goats for the temple services. Isaiah 60:7  All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will beautify my beautiful house.

Islamic tradition place Kedar near Mecca, but that does not square with the biblical account, since the sons of Kedar provided sheep for the daily sacrifice in the Temple; therefore the “New song” does not mean the doctrine of Islam.

Isaiah 41, the Helper of Israel, the futility of idols.

This hymn passes the test of the ages, the accompanying pictures are of course dated, the warfare goes on. The hymn is as relevant now as when it was composed. Hymns based on God’s word pass the test of time, as the spiritual warfare increases.

Don’t trust in Idols, they are worse than useless.

Isaiah 40, comfort for God’s people.

The circle of the earth: The Hebrew word “khûg” has a double meaning. It means circle in two dimensional geometry, it means sphere in three dimensional geometry. Since we live in time and space, the correct translation should be:

He sits enthroned above the sphere of the earth.

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Isaiah 39, peace for our time.

History repeats itself

Yet we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

The Dome of the Rock was originally a church. Now it is a shrine.

Inside is the stone on Mt Moriah, where Abraham offered up his son Isaac. It is also the spot Islam claims in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. https://lenbilen.com/2012/01/24/moses-jesus-and-muhammad-joined-in-prayer-where/

There is no temple for the Jews, only the wailing wall remains.

Jerusalem also has a Christian quarter with many churches.

For the Muslims is the famous Mosque on the bottom of the Temple Mount.

The farthest place of prostration is claimed by Muslim to be Jerusalem.

No, the Islam system never changes, conquest only.

The burden of Jerusalem, according to the prophet Zechariah: