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2019 January 7
Isaiah 46

Beggar Resting (1720s)
Giacomo Ceruti (1698-1767)
Baroque Style
Private Collection
Image Source: Wikimedia

     [ Illustration: Today's painting symbolizes the ruin which will come upon the Babylonians -- they will have nothing. But unlike the beggar depicted (who is on a pilgrimage), they will have no rest; rather, they will be greatly burdened and driven away. ]


[ 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 46 begins with a prophecy that two of the chief gods of Babylon, Bel and Nebo, would go into captivity, taken away on the backs of weary beasts who could barely carry them (1-2).
     By contrast, God (El Elohim - the Mighty-Almighty - v. 9) reminds Israel that he has carried them from the womb and will continue to carry them even into their old age because he is unlike gods made of gold and silver which are carried around by their makers and stay where they are put and cannot deliver when anyone cries to them (3-7).
     There are no other gods beside him; and none are like him who declares the end from the beginning and does whatsoever he wills (8-11).
     Therefore, those who are far from righteousness should listen to him and seek his righteousness and his salvation (12-13).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. Steven J Lawson. William Still. 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 46: Isaiah 40. Isaiah 41. Isaiah 42. Isaiah 43. Isaiah 44. Isaiah 45. Isaiah 46. Isaiah 47. Isaiah 48. ]
[1] Isaiah 21:9; 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-2.
[2] Isaiah 37:12, 19.
[3] Isaiah 51:1, 7.
[4] Psalm 92:14.
[5] Isaiah 40:18-25; Isaiah 44:9-17.
[6] Isaiah 40:19-20; Isaiah 44:12-19.
[7] Jeremiah 10:5.
[8] Deuteronomy 32:29; Isaiah 44:18-21.
[9] Isaiah 45:5-6, 14, 18, 21-22; Isaiah 46:5.
[10] Isaiah 41:22-23; Isaiah 44:7.
[11] Jeremiah 49:22; Ezekiel 17:3; Matthew 24:28; Luke 17:37.
[12] Ezekiel 2:4; Ezekiel 3:7; Isaiah 56:1.
[13] Isaiah 51:5.
     -- 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 46

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

2. Post-Exile: The Blessing & Judgment Cycles ( 40:1 - 66:24 ) - 701-681 B.C., Israel
(These 8 groups of prophecies alternate between blessings on Israel and judgment on God's enemies.)

A. Cycle 1 (40:1 - 48:22)

Judgment (46:1 - 48:22)

a. Judgment on God's Enemy Babylon -- Destruction (46:1 - 47:15)

3 Hearken unto me,
O house of Jacob,
and all the remnant of the house of Israel,
which are borne by me from the belly,
which are carried from the womb:
4 And even to your old age
I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made,
and I will bear;
even I will carry,
and will deliver you.
5 To whom will ye liken me,
and make me equal,
and compare me,
that we may be like?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag,
and weigh silver in the balance,
and hire a goldsmith;
and he maketh it a god:
they fall down,
they worship.
7 They bear him upon the shoulder,
they carry him,
and set him in his place,
and he standeth;
from his place shall he not remove:
one shall cry unto him,
yet can he not answer,
nor save him out of his trouble.

8 Remember this,
and shew yourselves men:
bring it again to mind,
O ye transgressors.
9 Remember the former things of old:
for I am God,
and there is none else;
I am God,
and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east,
the man that executeth my counsel
from a far country:
I have spoken it,
I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it,
I will also do it.

12 Hearken unto me,
ye stouthearted [sturdy of heart],
that are far from righteousness:
13 I bring near my righteousness;
it shall not be far off,
and my
salvation shall not tarry:
and I will place salvation in Zion
for Israel my glory.

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