The Voice of the Prophet Isaiah
In the early 6th Century BCE the Kingdom of Judah was conquered by the Babylonian army. Jerusalem, it’s capitol, was destroyed. The intelligentsia and skilled craftsmen of this city were deported to Babylon. In the years following this calamity, members of the School of the Prophet Isaiah composed sacred poetry describing the relationship between God and the People of the Covenant. This material, which begins in chapter fifty-two of the Book of Isaiah, is often referred to as “Second Isaiah.” In this portion of the book, the writer seeks to give meaning to the tragic experience of the people of Judah.
As we explore this material from the Hebrew Scriptures, we will be looking for insights into the mystery of human suffering.
- How should people of faith understand the tragic events that break into their lives and the lives of others?
- How should we as Christians understand the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ?
These are the crucial issues that will frame our discussions as we gather on Wednesday mornings to study the book of Isaiah.
- Isaiah, Chapter 52 The Good News of Redemption
- Isaiah, Chapter 53 The Man of Suffering
- Isaiah, Chapter 54 The Holy One of Israel is Your Redeemer
- Isaiah, Chapter 55 The Everlasting Covenant
- Isaiah, Chapter 56 My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer for all People
- Isaiah, Chapter 57 No Peace for the Wicked
- Isaiah, Chapter 58 Your Light Shall Break Forth like the Dawn