Isaiah: An Introduction. Chapters 1 - 9. Isaiah (“Yahweh is salvation”) was a prophet called by the Lord to speak to the Southern Kingdom of Judah. He was called by God the year that King Uzziah died. He spent most of his life in Jerusalem.
Chapters 1 - 9
Isaiah (“Yahweh is salvation”) was a prophet called by the Lord to speak to the Southern Kingdom of Judah.
Isaiah’s vision and calling by the Lord highlight the four repeated themes of the book of Isaiah:
God’s Holiness (How was this described?)
Judah’s Sinfulness (What made Isaiah cry out?)
God’s Forgiveness (How did God respond to Isaiah?)
God’s Call to Preach (Notice the timing here!)
Judah is in a tough spot. Aram and Israel are threatening Judah because King Ahaz wouldn’t form an alliance with them against Assyria. Edom and Philistia were also attacking. Judah is surrounded on all sides.
Honey & Curds = the food of nomads (wanderers). This is what Judah would have to eat because the Assyrian invasion would devastate them.