23rd book of the BIBLE, Old Testament and 1st book of major prophets and 1st books of the prophets
Isaiah mainly prophesied in the southern kingdom of Judah
Name of Isaiah appears 12 times in this book, 12 times in 2Kings and 4 Times in 2Chronicles
This book was quoted 66 times in New Testament
Israel captivity and return from exile prophesied by Isaiah were also predicted in the book of Deuteronomy chapters 29, 30
The ministry of Isaiah was started at the time of founding of Roman Empire
All the Hebrew words related to Sin were used in this book
Isaiah has 66 chapters equal to the number of books in BIBLE. As Old Testament has 39 books, first 39 chapters of deals with Goodness and Judgement of GOD. As New Testament has 27 books, last 27 chapters of Isaiah deals with Salvation, Restoration and Comfort of GOD
17 chapters contain prophetic references to CHRIST
Isaiah 53 was quoted directly in New Testament almost 10 times
HOLY SPIRIT was mentioned almost 15 times in this book
Isaiah ministry spanned across a period of 60 years under the reign of 4 kings
Isaiah according to Jewish tradition is cousin of king uzziah and amoz father of Isaiah is uzziah’s uncle
Northern kingdom of Israel was captured by Assyria in 722 BC
LORD OF HOSTS appears 50 times in this book
HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL is favourite named used by Isaiah for GOD. It appears 26 times in this book
Isaiah was married and has 2 sons
Isaiah was died as martyr and was sawn into 2 by the orders of king Manasseh
3 notable miracles were recorded in this book
The death angel slays 185,000 Assyrians (37:36-38).
God heals Hezekiah and extends his life fifteen years (38:1-5).
The sun retreats ten degrees on the sun dial of Ahaz (38:7, 8).
After the 4 gospels in new testament, this is the single book in which the life of JESUS CHRIST was extensively covered as prophecy
Isaiah was contemporary with Hosea and Micah
Isaiah is also called messianic prophet
Isaiah ministered in Judah at the same time the Assyrians conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
96 years before Babylon became a world power, Isaiah prophesied that they would be involved in judgment of Judah.
The word “salvation” appears some 26 times in Isaiah, but only 7 times in all the other prophet combined.
It is the first of two Old Testament books predicting the ministry of John the Baptist (another book is Malachi)
It is the first of two Old Testament books describing the early days of Lucifer before he fell and became the devil (another book is Ezekiel)
It contains one of the Old Testament’s clearest statements on the Trinity (48:16)
It gives the most extended overview of the Messiah’s mission to both Jews and Gentiles
It provides the most beautiful description of the Highway of God’s Holiness in all the Bible (35).
It is the only Old Testament book to predict both the virgin birth of Christ (7:14), and His dual nature as both Lamb and Lion (9:6)
Isaiah is the only biblical book to mention and describe a company of angels known as the seraphim (6:1-8)
Isaiah employs the most extensive vocabulary of any other biblical writer. He uses 2,186 different words
The two Old Testament books which provide the greatest amount of information on the very Person of God are those of Deuteronomy and Isaiah
Isaiah discusses five main themes:
The glory and greatness of God
The sin of both Israel and Gentile nations and subsequent judgment
The dispersement and regathering of Israel
The first and second Coming of Christ
The coming Great Tribulation and Glorious Millennium
Israel’s grievous and glorious future
Her rebellion (1:2-6, 14, 15, 23; 2:8; 30:9; 65:2)
Her ruin (3:8; 5:13; 29:10; 30:17)
Her repentance (31:7; 64:8, 9)
Her regathering (27:12; 43:5, 6)
Her rebirth (26:19; 66:7-9)
The coming Messiah: Isaiah pictures Him in terms of both a lamb and a lion!