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  1. ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX

  2. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX SENNACHERIB RIDICULES THE LORD V. 1 MESSAGE TO HEZEKIAH & JUDAH V. 2-20 JUDAH & JERUSALEM AFFLICTED V. 21-22

  3. READ: ISAIAH 36:1-3 SENNACHERIB BOASTS AGAINST THE LORD 1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2 Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. 3 And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him.

  4. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 SENNACHERIB BOASTS AGAINST THE LORD 1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2 Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. 3 And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him. WHO WAS HEZEKIAH? KING OF JUDAH? WHO WAS KING OF ASSYRIA? SENNACHERIB? WHAT DID SENNACHERIB DO? WHEN? WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN?

  5. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. WHO WAS HEZEKIAH? KING OF JUDAH? READ: 2 KINGS 18:5-7 5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him. 6 For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7 The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. NKJV

  6. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. WHO WAS SENNACHERIB ? KING OF ASSYRIA? WHAT DID SENNACHERIB DO? WHEN? 709 BC? READ: 2 KINGS 18:13 13 And in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:1 1 After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself.

  7. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 2 Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. WHO DID SENNACHERIB SEND TO HEZEKIAH? THE RABSHAKEN? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:9-10 9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces with him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 "Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: ‘In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem?’ NKJV

  8. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 2 Then the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And he stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller's Field. WHO DID SENNACHERIB SEND TO HEZEKIAH? THE RABSHAKEN? READ: 2 KINGS 18:17 17 Then the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh from Lachish, with a great army against Jerusalem, to King Hezekiah. They went up and came to Jerusalem. When they had come up, they went and stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, which was on the highway to the Fuller's Field. NKJV

  9. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:1-3 3 And Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him. WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN? ELIAKIM - SHEBNA - JOAH READ: 2 KINGS 18:18 18 And when they called to the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to them. NKJV

  10. READ: ISAIAH 36:4-6 4 Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5 I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? 6 Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

  11. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:4-6 4 Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5 I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? 6 Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH SAY TO THEM? WHEN DID THE JEWS REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? WHO DID JUDAH TRUST? PHAROAH?

  12. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:4-6 4 Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 5 I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH SAY TO THEM? WHEN DID ISRAEL REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? READ: 2 KINGS 17:1-4 1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years. 2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel who were before him. 3 Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him; and Hoshea became his vassal, and paid him tribute money. 4 And the king of Assyria uncovered a conspiracy by Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and brought no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

  13. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:4-6 5 I say you speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? WHY DID HEZEKIAH REBEL AGAINST ASSYRIA? READ: 2 KINGS 18:7 7 The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. NKJV READ: 2 KINGS 18:19-20 19 Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What confidence is this in which you trust? 20 You speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. And in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? NKJV

  14. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:4-6 6 Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. IN WHOM DID ISRAEL TRUST? PHAROAH? READ: EZEKIEL 17:16-18 16 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely in the place where the king dwells who made him king, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke — with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die. 17 Nor will Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company do anything in the war, when they heap up a siege mound and build a wall to cut off many persons. 18 Since he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, and in fact gave his hand and still did all these things, he shall not escape.'“ NKJV

  15. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:4-6 6 Look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. WHY DID ISRAEL & JUDAH TRUST EGYPT WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE PHAROAH OF EGYPT? WHY? READ: EZEKIEL 29:6-7 6 “Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, Because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. 7 When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their shoulders; When they leaned on you, You broke and made all their backs quiver." NKJV

  16. READ: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘

  17. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP?

  18. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? WHERE DID THE LORD TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? READ: DEUTERONOMY 12:5-7 5 “But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go. 6 There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. 7 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you have put your hand, you and your households, in which the LORD your God has blessed you. NKJV

  19. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? WHERE DID THE LORD TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? READ: DEUTERONOMY 12:10-14 10 But when you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety, 11 Then there will be the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide. There you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to the LORD. 13 Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see; 14 But in the place which the LORD chooses, in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. NKJV

  20. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID SOLOMON WORSHIP? WHY? KING OF ISRAEL 1015–975 BC? READ: 1 KINGS 3:1-3 1 Now Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh's daughter; then he brought her to the City of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall all around Jerusalem. 2 Meanwhile the people sacrificed at the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days. 3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places. NKJV

  21. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID JEROBOAM TELL ISRAEL TO WORSHIP? KING OF ISRAEL 975-954 BC? READ: 1 KINGS 12:32-33 32 Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did at Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And at Bethel he installed the priests of the high places which he had made. 33 So he made offerings on the altar which he had made at Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, in the month which he had devised in his own heart. And he ordained a feast for the children of Israel, and offered sacrifices on the altar and burned incense. NKJV

  22. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID ASA DO? NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH 55-914 BC? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 15:16-17 16 Also he removed Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah; And Asa cut down her obscene image, then crushed and burned it by the Brook Kidron. 17 But the high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days.

  23. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID JEHOSHAPHAT DO? NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH 914-889 BC? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 20:31-33 31 So Jehoshaphat was king over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 And he walked in the way of his father Asa, and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the LORD. 33 Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for as yet the people had not directed their hearts to the God of their fathers. (1 KINGS 22:41-50)

  24. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID AMAZIAH DO? NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH 839-810 BC? READ: 2 KINGS 14:1-4 1 In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 3 And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like his father David; he did everything as his father Joash had done. 4 However the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. NKJV (2 CHRONICLES 25:1-26:2)

  25. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID AZARIAH (UZZIAH) DO? NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH 810-758 BC? READ: 2 KINGS 15:1-5 1 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah, king of Judah, became king. 2 He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. 3 And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done, 4 Except that the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. 5 Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death. He dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king's son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land. (2 CHRONICLES 26:3-23)

  26. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHAT DID JOTHAM DO? NOT DO? KING OF JUDAH 758-742 BC? READ: 2 KINGS 15:32-35 32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 34 And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done. 35 However the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD. NKJV

  27. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? ISRAEL IN CAPTIVITY 721 BC? WHAT DID ISRAEL WORSHIP IN SAMARIA? WHY? READ: 2 KINGS 17:29-33 29 Every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33 They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods — according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away. NKJV

  28. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH 726-698 BC? WHAT DID HEZEKIAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 18:4-7 4 He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. 5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him. 6 For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7 The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

  29. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 7 "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar'?"‘ WHAT HIGH PLACES DID HEZEKIAH TAKE AWAY? WHERE DID HEZEKIAH TELL JUDAH TO WORSHIP? HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH 726-698 BC? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:11-12 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it"? NKJV (2 KINGS 18:22-24)

  30. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:7 WHAT DID THE SAMARITAN WOMAN SAY TO JESUS? WHERE DID HER FATHERS WORSHIP? WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO HER? HOW WILL THE TRUE WORSHIPERS WORSHIP THE FATHER? READ: JOHN 4:19-24 19 The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." NKJV

  31. READ: ISAIAH 36:8-10 8 Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 9 How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10 Have I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'"

  32. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:8-10 8 Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 9 How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10 Have I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'" WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH ASK JUDAH TO DO? WHAT WOULD HE GIVE THEM IN RETURN? WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR TRUST IN EGYPT?

  33. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:8-10 9 How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10 Have I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'" WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR TRUST IN EGYPT? WOULD EGYPT GIVE THEM CHARIOTS & HORSEMEN? WHO DID DAVID TRUST? READ: PSALMS 20:7-8 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses. But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 They have bowed down and fallen. But we have risen and stand upright. NKJV

  34. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:8-10 9 How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 10 Have I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'" DID THE LORD SEND SENNACHERIB TO DESTROY JUDAH? READ: 2 KINGS 18:23-25 23 Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses — if you are able on your part to put riders on them! 24 How then will you repel one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? 25 Have I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Goup against this land, and destroy it.'" NKJV

  35. READ: ISAIAH 36:11-12 11 Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." 12 But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?"

  36. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:11-12 11 Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joahsaid to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." 12 But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?" WHO CAME OUT TO MEET THE RABSHAKEN? ELIAKIM - SHEBNA - JOAH WHY ASK HIM TO SPEAK IN ARAMAIC? DID THE JEWS UNDERSTAND ARAMAIC? WHY NOT LET HIM SPEAK TO THEM IN HEBREW? WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEN WANT THE PEOPLE TO HEAR?

  37. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:11-12 11 Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joahsaid to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." WHY ASK HIM TO SPEAK IN ARAMAIC? DID THE JEWS UNDERSTAND ARAMAIC? READ: EZRA 4:7-8 7 In the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabel, and their companions wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the letter was written in Aramaic script, and translated into the Aramaic language. NKJV

  38. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:11-12 12 But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?" WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEN WANT THE PEOPLE TO HEAR? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:11-13 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? NKJV READ: 2 KINGS 6:24-25 24 And it happened after this that Ben-Hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up and besieged Samaria 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria; and indeed they besieged it until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five shekels of silver. NKJV

  39. READ: ISAIAH 36:13-15 13 Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! 14 Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15 Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘

  40. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:13-15 13 Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! 14 Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15 Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘ HOW DID THE RABSHAKEH SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE? WHAT DID HE SAY CONCERNING HEZEKIAH? WHO DID HEZEKIAH WANT JUDAH TO TRUST? WHO WOULD DELIVER THEM FROM THE ASSYRIANS?

  41. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:13-15 13 Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! HOW DID THE RABSHAKEH SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:17-19 17 He also wrote letters to revile the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.“ 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth — the work of men's hands. NKJV

  42. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:13-15 14 Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you; 15 Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."‘ WHAT DID SENNACHERIB SAY? WHO DID HEZEKIAH WANT JUDAH TO TRUST? WHO WOULD DELIVER THEM FROM THE ASSYRIANS? READ: 2 KINGS 18:29-30 29 Thus says the king: ‘Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He shall not be able to deliver you from his hand. 30 Nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, “The LORD will surely deliver us; This city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”’ NKJV

  43. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:13-15 WHO DID DAVID SAY WOULD DELIVER HIM? READ: PSALMS 3:1-8 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. 2 Many are they who say of me, There is no help for him in God. 3 You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4 I cried to the LORD with my voice. And He heard me from His holy hill. 5 I lay down and slept. I awoke, the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of peopleWho have set themselves against me all around. 7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone. You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. NKJV

  44. READ: ISAIAH 36:16-17 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

  45. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:16-17 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? WHERE WOULD HE TAKE THEM?

  46. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:16-17 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? READ: 2 KINGS 18:31-33 31 Do not listen to Hezekiah: for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 32 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive groves and honey, that you may live and not die. But do not listen to Hezekiah, lest he persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." 33 Has any of the gods of the nations at all delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? NKJV

  47. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:16-17 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? PEACE? WHY DID ISRAEL DWELL IN PEACE UNDER SOLOMON? READ: 1 KINGS 4:24-25 22 Now Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour, sixty kors of meal, 23 ten fatted oxen, twenty oxen from the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl. 24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side of the River from Tiphsah even to Gaza, namely over all the kings on this side of the River; and he had peace on every side all around him. 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. NKJV

  48. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 36:16-17 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; WHAT DID THE KING PROMISE THEM? PEACE? WHAT DID THE LORD WANT FOR HIS PEOPLE? READ: PROVERBS 5:15-18 15 Drink water from your own cistern And running water from your own well. 16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? 17 Let them be only your own And not for strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain be blessed And rejoice with the wife of your youth. NKJV

  49. READ: ISAIAH 36:18-20 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 20 Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"