Isaiah 25, 28-39

Recorded November 20th 2012.

Isaiah 25 is an example of Apocalyptic literature. It is intended to give people hope and comfort in times of crisis. In this chapter Isaiah praises God’s great deeds of the past, and his care for the poor and needy, and promises restoration and fulfillment for the people of Israel in the future.

Chapters 28-39 contain many oracles against Israel’s enemies, particularly Assyria, but is also critical of an alliance with Egypt, the old enemy. Trust in the Lord, rather than pagan nations, is Isaiah’s message.

Chapters 37-38 describe the siege of Jerusalem, and how God repels Sennacherib’s army. These chapters include two Psalm-like songs of praise and thanks for God’s victory.

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