Sep 10, 2020
Isaiah means “Yahweh is Salvation.” He prophesied to the southern kingdom Judah during the 8th Century BCE. There are two principle parts to the book, chapters 1 to 39 and 40 to 66, covering a period from 740 BCE to 538 BCE. It is speculated that there are two Isaiah’s, one the prophet and then his work continued by those members of his “school of prophets.” But then as a prophet of God, he could have foreseen what was to happen to ages far past his own life time. Isaiah’s descriptions of the Messiah perfectly fit the life and times of Jesus, and so very perfectly that the book is often described as the proto-Gospel.