September 15, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Philippians 1. After the customary greeting the Apostle Paul gave a heartfelt prayer for the believers. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (This was the verse given to my wife and me when we joined the church after our salvation). Paul was in prison and this worked in favor of the Gospel. He also encouraged them to behave worthy of the Gospel and follow Christ and be partakers with him in suffering.

Isaiah 59. We are hopelessly separated from God until we confess our sin, and even then we need a redeemer. He will come out of Zion.

Isaiah 60. Arise, shine, for your light has come. Gross darkness covers the people. It tells of the glory of Zion and ends with a millennial prophecy of the New Jerusalem.

Isaiah 52, God redeems Jerusalem, how beautiful are the feet

From Handel’s Messiah this aria is sung all over the world. This is from Oslo, Norway.

Chapter 53, the Suffering servant really begins here. The passage on suffering Servant is never read in Jewish Synagogues, not in the triennial reading, nor at Holy days.

The Bible is nearly void of any description of Jesus. Here is a glimpse.

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 22, a prophecy about Jerusalem.

Sennacherib’s Prism from 691 B.C. verifies the biblical account of the siege of Jerusalem.

As you might have guessed, the “Valley of Vision” is another name for Jerusalem, as is “The City of David”.

 Shebna was “treasurer over the house” in the reign of king Hezekiah of Judah, a picture of the unfaithful servant.