Isaiah prophesies during the reigns of at least four kings of Judah in the second half of the eighth century BCE: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; and probably into the reign of Manasseh as well. Isaiah is given the task of explaining why the tragedies are occurring and advising what changes need to be made. However, Isaiah is most famous for his prophecies of consolation and hope. Despite the bleak circumstances of the present, Isaiah is always able to describe a brighter future which features return and redemption with the Jewish people living peacefully in their land. These images remain an integral part of Israel’s consciousness until today.
Journey through the complete Book of Isaiah with insightful commentary and a special focus on the Land of Israel. Includes the full, original Hebrew text with clear English translation. The Book of Isaiah is the longest of the prophetic books.
In the Bible
In days to come shall Jacob take root, Israel shall blossom and bud; and the face of the world shall be filled with fruitage. --ISAIAH 27:6
Although many of his prophecies are devastating, Isaiah also contains messages of hope. Here, he offers God's promise that in the end,"Israel shall blossom and bud."