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Book of Isaiah
THE HISTORICAL PART OF ISAIAH,
THE CENTRAL PART
Isaiah Chapters 36-39
Introduction to Isaiah 36-39
The historical part of Isaiah, is that in which we are shown the tribulation upon Judah, their deliverance, and preservation of life (Chapters 36 to 39).
These four chapters (36-39) make up this seventh section of Isaiah. Each section clearly revolves around a theme (subject, topic) of persevering through hardships. War, death and the pain of pride are all clearly brought to light. Isaiah shows just how serious God is, in man’s deep, heart-felt devotion and love to Himself . . . and that nothing less will satisfy.
This part of Isaiah has its own characteristics, which are distinct from the other chapters. Although there are other narrative (story) sections, they are all fairly small.
Chapters 36-39 is in story form with prophetic poetry interwoven. Isaiah is trying to bring his people to a proper understanding of the real state of affairs. He has shown what judgment was like and how Judah herself resembled these nations, so, they themselves must expect God’s judgment.
Isaiah also uses these chapters, to introduce Chapters 40-66 so that we can rightly appreciate them. Judah would then no longer be the focal point. God wanted to show that He would definitely keep His Promises to His people. Something much better was coming than what the best kings and kingdoms could ever give to them. In the following chapters God is going to reveal to us wonderful news in much clearer detail than before.
ISAIAH 36 parallels with ZEPHANIAH. Isaiah 36 speaks of Sennacherib's invasion and he Lord’s deliverance. Zephaniah predicted judgment and restoration. Isaiah 36:2 And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway. Meaning Jesus. He, and only He alone is the One who directs life from God to us. Zeph. 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
ISAIAH 37 parallels with HAGGAI. In Isaiah 37:1, 14 we see Hezekiah going into the Temple. Haggai tells us of the rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem.
ISAIAH 38 parallels with ZECHARIAH. Hezekiah's hopeless condition and mournful prayer in Isaiah 38:14 are a type of the remnant's prayer and mourning in Zechariah 12:10-14.
ISAIAH 39 parallels with MALACHI. There is a prophecy of judgment in both. Isaiah 39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. Mal. 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Isaiah 39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days. Mal. 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Commentaries on Old Testament Books
Book of Isaiah . . Isaiah's Mini-Bible
Isaiah Ch.1 . . Isaiah Ch.2 . . Isaiah Ch.3 . . Isaiah Ch.4 . . Isaiah Ch.5 . . Isaiah Ch.6 . . Isaiah Ch.7 . . Isaiah Ch.8 . . Isaiah Ch.9 . . Isa.Ch.10 . . Isa.Ch.11 . . Isa.Ch12 . . Home Page
JUDGMENT ON THE NATIONS . . . . . Isaiah Ch.13 . . Isaiah Ch.14 . . Isaiah Ch.15 . . Isaiah Ch.16 . . Isaiah Ch.17 . . Isaiah Ch.18 . . Isaiah Ch.19 . . Isaiah Ch.20 . . Isaiah Ch.21 . . Isaiah Ch.22 . . Isaiah Ch.23 . . Home Page
ISAIAH’S APOCALYPSE . . . . . Isaiah Ch.24 . . Isaiah Ch.25 . . Isaiah Ch.26 . . Isaiah Ch.27 . . Home Page
ISAIAH'S SIX WOES . . . Isaiah Ch.28 . . Isaiah Ch.29 . . Isaiah Ch.30 . . Isaiah Ch.31 . . Isaiah Ch.32 . . Isaiah Ch.33 . . Isaiah Ch.34 . . Isaiah Ch.35 . . Home Page
Isaiah's Historic Part . . Isaiah Ch.36 . . Isaiah Ch.37 . . Isaiah Ch.38 . . Isaiah Ch.39 . . Home Page
Isaiah Speaks of Messiah's Incarnation. . Isaiah Ch.40 . . Isaiah Ch.41 . . Isaiah Ch.42 . . Isaiah Ch.43 . . Isaiah Ch.44 . . Isaiah Ch.45 . . Isaiah Ch.46 . . Isaiah Ch.47 . . Isaiah Ch.48 . . Home Page
Isaiah's Introduction to the Suffering Servant
Isaiah's Suffering Servant Prophecy. . . Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Isaiah's Redemption Through the Suffering Servant . . . Isaiah Ch.49 . . Isaiah Ch.50 . . Isaiah Ch.51 . . Isaiah Ch.52 . . Isaiah Ch.53 . . Isaiah Ch.54 . . Isaiah Ch.55 . . Isaiah Ch.56 . . Isaiah Ch.57