For your study of the Old Testament, the team at SearchIsaiah.org has curated a list of their past posts explaining Hebrew poetry, which does not use a rhyming convention but instead employs a comparative or contrastive paring of ideas
Ultimately, Isaiah's prophecy spirals around the very heart of our faith – Jesus Christ. By studying his words, we embark on a journey of discovery, deepening our understanding of the gospel and strengthening our connection to the Redeemer. He invites us to walk beside him, to see through his eyes, and to experience the transformative power of Christ's love.
Nephi's inclusion of Isaiah's chapters reveals his deep conviction that these words were relevant and valuable for his own time and people. He saw in them a confirmation of his own call, a reinforcement of his teachings, and a source of hope and strength for his posterity and coming generations.
The Book of Mormon doesn't just include Isaiah's words, it unlocks their deeper meaning. Christ and Moroni urged readers to "search them." Why? By understanding how the Book of Mormon quotes and interprets Isaiah, we gain context, relevance, personal application, and a springboard to delve deeper into his rich prophecies. See Isaiah through the Book of Mormon's lens and discover new clarity and meaning.
This post provides a concise overview of Jacob's message in 2 Nephi 6, highlighting the key themes of hope, redemption, and the importance of individual choices.
Nephi, recognizing the potential difficulty in understanding Isaiah's prophecies, offers insight as keys to unlock the message. He emphasizes the importance of understanding "the manner of the Jews" and their prophetic traditions, including literary devices and cultural references, to truly grasp Isaiah's meaning. While the exact intent remains open to interpretation, these keys offer valuable guidance for deeper study and understanding.