Survey of Prophets 1
Day 1 – October 1 – Isaiah 1
Isaiah lived about 800 years before the Birth of Christ- he was married and his career as a prophet could have lasted for up to 5 or 6 decades. Some of the early Church leaders referred to him as Esaias because of the translation of the time. – We will be reading Isaiah 1, 25, and 43 the next three days- but if you have time- you should also check out Isaiah 6 – it includes the “Sanctus” or the song of Holy, Holy, Holy constantly being sung in the presence of the Heavenly Throne and recited my many Christians every week during their worship service. This book is the first listed of the Latter Prophets, however, Isaiah was not the oldest of the Latter Prophets.
Chapter One introduces the work of a Prophet- a prophets primary job is to Call a Group Of People to Repentance- delivering predictions of future events was a secondary job- many times, the future events were conditional on repentance, like Jonah’s “40 Days and Ninevah will be overthrown” was conditional on their acceptance or rejection of Jonah’s message.
*Reading Note: if you are reading the KJV- verse 31, “tow” is a bundle of fibers or coarse and broken fibers of hemp or flax- which could be used as tinder to start a fire– this Hebrew root word is only used one other time in the Bible- Judges 16:9 http://biblehub.com/judges/16-9.htm