Tag: Septuagint Isaiah 48

Chapters 45-48: Devotional 2.62

While the text of chapter 48 makes no specific mention of the “barren” woman, it does delineate two kinds of Israelite: the strongly disobedient and another group, those whom God calls. The alternative to this conclusion–that there is only one group whom God addresses in both portions of chapter 48–leads readers to conclude that God’s chastisements are ineffectual. … Continue readingChapters 45-48: Devotional 2.62

Septuagint Isaiah 48: Isaiah Devotional 2.24

Chapter 48 is simple enough in content, yet the details are complex. Basically, there are four themes in this chapter, none of which are introduced here for the first time. These four themes are 1) rebuke for Israel, 2) God’s self-defense, 3) God’s plans for the restoration and salvation of Israel, and 4) the coming deliverer. The most exciting verses are verses 15 and 16. In verse 15, God introduces the deliverer. And in verse 16, the deliverer speaks. The exciting part is that the words the deliverer speaks place him beside God. Readers should find themselves in a state of anticipation for Isaiah to continue. In chapter 49, they will not be disappointed. … Continue readingSeptuagint Isaiah 48: Isaiah Devotional 2.24