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2018 December 21
Isaiah 29

Lion Hunt (c. 1621)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Flemish Baroque Style, Antwerp School
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The lion in today's painting is a reminder that, in today's chapter, Isaiah called Jerusalem "Ariel," which means "Lion of God." ]


[ 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: Isaiah 29 contains a prophecy concerning Jerusalem, the City of David, which the prophet calls "Ariel" (meaning "Lion of God") - perhaps an indirect reference to the fact that David was from the tribe of Judah, whose symbol was the lion. This symbol is depicted in today's painting.
     Israel's Southern Kingdom (called "Judah") was about the suffer the same fate (mentioned in the previous chapter) as the Northern Kingdom (called "Israel" after Israel split into two nations). A siege was coming from a multitude of nations which would bring it down (1-8). But they refused to hear; and their prophets and rulers were useless to them (9-12). Outwardly they were religious; but they tried to hide their ways from the LORD (13-16). So their land would lie fallow; but the meek and the poor would be blessed by the LORD; and they would glorify God's name and would learn from him (17-24).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. William Still.David Jackman. 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 29: Isaiah 24. Isaiah 25. Isaiah 26. Isaiah 27. Isaiah 28. Isaiah 29. Isaiah 30. Isaiah 31. Isaiah 32. Isaiah 33. Isaiah 34. Isaiah 35. ]
[1] Psalm 87:4; Psalm 89:10; Psalm 22:1; Isaiah 51:9; Revelation 17:5; 2 Samuel 23:20; Isaiah 33:7; Revelation 5:5.
[2] Ezekiel 43:15.
[3] Jeremiah 33:4; Ezekiel 4:2.
[4] Isaiah 8:19.
[5] Isaiah 30:28; Isaiah 25:5.
[6] Isaiah 37:36; Psalm 104:4.
[7] Isaiah 41:11-12; Isaiah 37:36.
[8] Isaiah 10:7-16.
[9] Isaiah 28:7.
[10] Romans 11:8.
[11] Revelation 5:2.
[12] Hosea 4:6.
[13] Matthew 15:3; Mark 7:6.
[14] Isaiah 6:9-10.
[15] Isaiah 5:8; Isaiah 5:11; Isaiah 5:18.
[16] Habakkuk 1:5.
[17] Isaiah 10:34; Isaiah 22:15; Isaiah 32:15.
[18] Isaiah 6:10.
[19] Isaiah 30:11.
[20] Isaiah 25:4-5.
[21] Jeremiah 37:13; Exodus 23:6; Amos 5:12; Malachi 3:5; Genesis 1:1.
[22] Jeremiah 31:15.
[23] Proverbs 1:7; Job 28:28.
[24] Deuteronomy 1:27; Psalm 106:25.
     -- 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 29

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

1. Pre-Exile: The Judgment & Blessing Cycles (1:1 - 39:8) - 740-709 B.C., Israel
(These 2 groups of prophecies concentrate first on Judah & Jerusalem then on the Nations.)

C. Cycles of Prophecy for Judah and Jerusalem (24:1 - 35:10)
3. Cycle 3 - (28:17 - 29:24)
a. Judgment: On the Whole Land, Including Jerusalem (Continued) -- (28:17 - 29:16)

5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers
shall be like small dust,
and the multitude of the terrible ones
shall be as chaff that passeth away:
yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts
with thunder,
and with earthquake,
and great noise,
with storm and tempest,
and the flame of devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations
that fight against Ariel,
even all that fight against her and her munition,
and that distress her,
shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth,
and, behold, he eateth;
but he awaketh,
and his soul is empty:
or as when a thirsty man dreameth,
and, behold, he drinketh;
but he awaketh,
and, behold, he is faint,
and his soul hath appetite:
so shall the multitude of all the nations be,
that fight against mount Zion.

     11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned [one knowing the book], saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot [I am able not]; for it is sealed: 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned [I know not writing].

13 Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
but have removed their heart far from me,
and their fear toward me
is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold,
I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people,
even a marvellous work and a wonder:
for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

b. Blessing: On Lebanon and all of Israel (29:17-24)

17 Is it not yet a very little while,
and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,
and the eyes of the blind shall see
out of obscurity,
and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD,
and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is bought to nought,
and the scorner is consumed,
and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word,
and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate,
and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

     22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob,

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