The prophet Isaiah, in his servant songs, reveals his main message describing the Savior bears our griefs and carries our sorrows in His death and atonement.
Isaiah 40 is the beginning of a new tone in the Book of Isaiah, as the prophet changes the emphasis of his message. "Fear not," the Lord has not forgotten you.
As a companion to your study of "Come, Follow Me" this month "Thoughts to Keep in Mind—Prophets and Prophecy," SearchIsaiah.com lists several curated posts from our site.
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
The Lord knew that the Scriptures would be tampered with and that some things could not be outrightly said. Also, much like parables, the difficult writing of the Prophets is meant to declare glorious truths to those who seek them ...Alexander writes about the folly of forced parallelism, “These [false] constructions are so violent, and the contrary usage so plain, that the question naturally arises, why should the latter be departed from at all?
Exegetes have suggested that Shebna was King Hezekiah's majordomo and treasurer (see especially Isaiah 22:15–19, quoted below). Shebna was one of the “bad boys” of the Bible and the Lord set him...