Isaiah was sent to Israel as a “prophet” of God in the most specific sense of that word. God chose Isaiah and used Him as a messenger. God showed Isaiah what He wanted Israel to hear, and Isaiah wrote it down and delivered it to the people. The first chapter of Isaiah makes some very serious accusations against unbelieving Israel because of their utter failure to adhere to the Mosaic Covenant over centuries of time, and it details the serious, divine judgement that will one day fall upon God’s people. The messenger of the message of salvation is the prophet Isaiah, whose name means “salvation of Yahweh,” or “Yah saves.”. He was the son of Amoz; he may also have been related to the royal family, perhaps King Manasseh, by whom he was believed to have been sawn asunder (see the Apocryphal literature; (Hebrews 11:37; They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated). Summary of the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah prophesied during one of the worst times in the history of Israel. The Israelites had become so corrupt God was going to remove them out of His sight. He raised up the Assyrian army to be an unmerciful, barbaric, ruthless, an unstoppable war machine. The first verse of the Book of Isaiah states that Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah (or Azariah), Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah. Uzziah’s reign was 52 years in the middle of the 8th century BC, and Isaiah must have begun his ministry a few years before Uzziah’s death, probably in the 740s BC.
It reads in Isaiah 1:1, The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah’s son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
(Continue the reading of Isaiah Chapter 1)