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Creation: God reveals His goodness through creation and His mercy in response to sin. Patriarchs: God reveals His response to the faithful-ness of men (Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph). Exodus: God liberates Israel, and leads them to the Promised Land and shapes them into a nation holy to Himself. Conquest: Joshua, relying on God’s presence and power, leads Israel to possess and settle the Promised Land. Judges: Every man does what is right in his own eyes, and Israel falls into a cycle of disobedience, judgment, oppression and deliverance (the sin cycle). Kingdom: Israel asks for a king and God raises up a succes- sion of kings who rule over a united Israel, beginning with Saul and ending with Solomon.
God raises up multiple prophets as His messen- gers to Judah in order to…God raises up multiple prophets as His messen- gers to Judah in order to… Denounce sinDenounce sin Exalt His righteousnessExalt His righteousness Proclaim coming judgmentProclaim coming judgment Announce the coming MessiahAnnounce the coming Messiah Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are the three major prophets of this period in Judah’s historyIsaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are the three major prophets of this period in Judah’s history
Songs are powerful tools for delivering messages that stir the heart in ways that the printed or spoken word fail to accomplishSongs are powerful tools for delivering messages that stir the heart in ways that the printed or spoken word fail to accomplish Songs are recorded throughout the Bible by authors from Moses to David, to celebrate great victories or lament tragic lossSongs are recorded throughout the Bible by authors from Moses to David, to celebrate great victories or lament tragic loss Isaiah uses a song to describe God’s love for His peo-ple and their lack of response to His loveIsaiah uses a song to describe God’s love for His peo-ple and their lack of response to His love Intended to stir up the hearts of JudahIntended to stir up the hearts of Judah Highlight the gravity of their spiritual stateHighlight the gravity of their spiritual state Isaiah’s parable of the vineyard pictures the LORD’s view of His relationship with IsraelIsaiah’s parable of the vineyard pictures the LORD’s view of His relationship with Israel Focuses on Judah’s treachery in betraying God’s loveFocuses on Judah’s treachery in betraying God’s love Describes the consequences of their sin in six woesDescribes the consequences of their sin in six woes
In the day when Israel is restored, a highway will run through Israel between which two countries in the region, allowing them to worship God together? “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.” (Isaiah 19:23) When Hezekiah held the first Passover feast, how many days did the people choose to celebrate past the original seven prescribed by the law? “So they ate for the appointed seven days…giving thanks to the Lord God of their fathers. Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days...”(2 Chron 30:22-23) What did God tell Isaiah to do for three years as an example of what He was going to do to Egypt and Cush? “At that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, ‘Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet.’ And he did so, going naked and barefoot.” (Isa 20:2)
How many years did the king of Assyria lay siege to the city of Samaria before it fell? “Then the king of Assyria invaded the whole land and went up to Samaria and besieged it three years.” (2 Kings 17:5) Why did the king of Assyria send a priest back to the land of Israel after they were taken into captivity? “The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim, and set- tled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the sons of Israel. At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the Lord; therefore the Lord sent lions among them which killed some of them..” (Jonah 3:3)