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2018 November 29
Isaiah 7

Simeon's Song of Praise (with Anna at the Temple in Jerusalem) - (1700-1710)
Arent de Gelder (1645-1727)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
Image Source: Wikipedia

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts Simeon blessing the virgin-born infant, Jesus Christ, Immanuel (prophesied in verse 14). ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Isaiah 7, Isaiah [760-670 B.C.] and his son Shearjashub, whose name means "a remnant shall return", go at the behest of the LORD, to Ahaz [735-715 B.C.], king of Judah; and Isaiah cautions him and his people not to fall into unbelief and not to be afraid of their enemies Pekah [752-732 B.C.], the king of Israel, the son of Remaliah, and Rezin [792-732 B.C.], the king of Syria - because Jerusalem will not be conquered (1-9). Then the LORD tells Ahaz to ask for a sign to assure his heart (10-11). But Ahaz, in false piety, refuses (12). Therefore the LORD prophesies his own sign -- the birth of Immanuel. The fulfillment of the prophecy is recorded in Matthew 1:23 in the person of Jesus Christ (13-17). But, first, destruction was coming (18-20). It would be so severe that the few cows and sheep which remained in the land would be able to provide the few people who remained there with the simple, nourishing, delicious, and sustaining food of butter and honey. Thereby a fundamental blessing of being in the Promised Land would continue: it would still be a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8, etc). Vineyards would be overrun by briers and thorns; and the land would lie fallow for grazing animals (18-25).

     [ Sermons: Dominic Smart. Ian D. Campbell. Brian Borgman. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 7: Isaiah 5. Isaiah 6. Isaiah 7. Isaiah 8. Isaiah 9. ]
[1] 2 Kings 15:37; 2 Kings 16:1; 2 Chronicles 28:1-6; Isaiah 8:5-8.
[2] Hosea 12:1.
[3] Isaiah 36:2.
[4] Isaiah 35:4.
[5] Psalm 2:2.
[6-7] Isaiah 8:10; Isaiah 37:29.
[8] Isaiah 8:4; Isaiah 17:1-3.
[9] 1 Kings 16:24-29; 2 Kings 15:27; 2 Chronicles 20:20.
[10-11] Isaiah 37:30.
[12] 2 Chronicles 28:22.
[13] Jeremiah 21:12.
[14] Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35.
[15] Luke 2:40, 52.
[16] Isaiah 8:4.
[17] Isaiah 8:7-8; Isaiah 36:1.
[18] Isaiah 5:26.
[19] 2 Chronicles 33:11; Jeremiah 16:16.
[20] Isaiah 10:6; 2 Chronicles 28:20-21.
[21-22] Isaiah 37:30; 2 Samuel 17:29.
[23] Isaiah 5:6; Jeremiah 4:26.
[24-25] Isaiah 13:20-22; Isaiah 17:2.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Isaiah Detailed Outline

Isaiah 7

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

Immanuel: A Sign of Judgment Coming from Egypt and Assyria (7:1-25)

     1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
     3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 And say unto him, take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted [soft hearted] for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
     7 Thus saith the Lord GOD,

It shall not stand,
neither shall it come to pass.
8 For the head of Syria is Damascus,
and the head of Damascus is Rezin;

and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria,
and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.
If ye will not believe,
surely ye shall not be established.

     10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt [this] the LORD. 13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary [this] my God also [together]? 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings. 17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
     18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.
     20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume [this] the beard.
     21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; 22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.
     23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns. 24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

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