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2018 December 12
Isaiah 20

Captive: Attic of the Facade of the Louvre (detail) - (c. 1550)
Pierre Lescot (c. 1510 - 1578)
In collaboration with Renaissance artists
Paolo Ponzio Trebatti (fl., 1535-1562) and Jean Goujon (c. 1510 - after 1572)
French Renaissance Style
Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's image depicts the type of captivity (naked and barefoot) which awaited Egypt and Ethiopia. ]


[ 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 20, the LORD commands Isaiah to walk naked and barefoot for three years as a sign to Egypt and Ethiopia that they would go naked and barefoot into captivity to Assyria. This prophecy refers to Ashdod's revolt from Assyria in 713-711 B.C. "The Philistine city revolted at the instigation of King Azuri, perhaps with the expectation of Egyptian support. The Assyrian Annals charge him with refusing to pay tribute and fomenting rebellion among is neighbors. The Assyrian emperor Sargon II [722-705 B.C.] responded with a swift campaign that quickly suppressed any hopes for independence. He placed Azuri's younger brother, Ahimeti [Ahimiti], on the throne [c. 712 B.C.], who in turn was almost immediately deposed by a usurper named Yamani. Sargon sent another expedition in 712, and Yamani fled to Egypt. An Assyrian commissioner was then appointed to manage Ashdod for the empire. ... [When Yamani arrived in Egypt,] the people there refused to harbor him or give him any further military aid. Yamani then attempted to gain help from the Nubian dynast Shabaka. This was to no avail; Shabaka was more interested in conquering the Delta kingdoms and did not want to raise Assyrian ire. Thus Yamani was delivered to the Assyrians in chains as a peace offering." (The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, & Mark W. Chavalas, 2000).

     [ Sermons: Brian Borgman. Eric Alexander. 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.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 20: Isaiah 13. Isaiah 14. Isaiah 15. Isaiah 16. Isaiah 17. Isaiah 18. Isaiah 19. Isaiah 20. Isaiah 21. Isaiah 22. Isaiah 23. ]
[1] 2 Kings 18:17; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8.
[2-3] 2 Kings 1:8; Zechariah 13:4; 1 Samuel 19:24; 2 Samuel 6:14-20; John 21:7; 1 Kings 22:11; Jeremiah 13:1-11; Jeremiah 27:2; Ezekiel 4:4-6; Acts 21:11.
[4] Nahum 3:8; Isaiah 19:4; Jeremiah 46:26; Ezekiel 30:18; Micah 1:11.
[5] 2 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 30:3-7; Isaiah 36:6; Ezekiel 29:6-7.
[6] Jeremiah 47:4; Isaiah 30:1-7, 15-16.
     -- 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 20

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

Comments by Isaiah on the Woes & Burdens of Ethiopia and Egypt (20:1-6)

a. Fulfillment Begins: Sargon of Assyria Captures Ashdod of the Philistines (20:1)

     1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon [Sargon II] the king of Assyria [Neo-Assyria] sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

b. Sign: Isaiah's Nakedness Portends Nakedness & Captivity for Egypt & Ethiopia (20:2-6)

     2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

     3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; 4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away [this] the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 6 And the inhabitant of this isle [(dry) land, island, shore, coastland, country] shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from [from the face of] the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

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