Is the Book of Isaiah Historical Fiction? Controversial Issues in Isaiah

The contest of ideas regarding Isaiah as a prophet, seer or historian has plagued the Book of Isaiah's unity and prompted a multiple author theory for well over a hundred years. Few reputable scholars outside...

Can We Prove Who Wrote the Book of Isaiah? Part 3: Controversial Issues in...

These days, the answer to this question troubles many Millennials who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but computer assisted word-printing analysis or stylometry may help answer this question....

What About the Isaiah Problem in the Book of Mormon? Part 2: Controversial Issues...

Nearly all academics, even some in the Church, doubt that Book of Isaiah comes from one prophet and maybe not even from God. They date the last third of the Book of Isaiah to...
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How Many Isaiahs Are There? Part 1: Controversial Issues in the Book of Isaiah

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, authorship of the Book of Isaiah has come into questions. Mainstream Bible scholars everywhere identify at least three separate authors of the Book of Isaiah and the notion...
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How Can I Understand Isaiah? Five Ideas to Help You Understand Isaiah

“If, as many suppose, Isaiah ranks with the most difficult of the prophets to understand, his words are also among the most important for us to know and ponder. … “… His prophetic words can and should...

How Could Isaiah Know ‘Cyrus the Great’ by Name?

This coming Friday, October 5, 2018, marks the 2557th anniversary of Cyrus the Great's taking of the city of Babylon in 539 BC. As founder of the first Persian Empire his kingdom grew to roughly what we call...

How Do You Make Bread the Ancient Hebrew Way?

Since publishing the Isaiah Diet, whose centerpiece is sourdough bread, I have wanted to answer this question for our readers. Bread making using natural fermentation is nearly a lost art, yet for thousands of years, it was...
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What Are the Biggest Old Testament Archeological Evidences of the Decade? Dead Sea Scrolls,...

Many readers today follow the Bible's archeological evidence as it is uncovered. Excavations in The City of David in Jerusalem, the Ophal site, and underground reveal Old Testament secrets. In this post, I want to...
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Why You Shouldn’t Have a List of Dos and Don’ts for the Sabbath

In his April 2015 conference talk, “The Sabbath Is a Delight,” President Russell M. Nelson asks us to make some changes in our lives. Specifically, he asks us to think about our feelings and behavior...

The Isaiah Diet

Recently I have been wondering about Isaiah's family diet; wondering what the Prophetess might prepare for Isaiah and their two sons at mealtimes. Hayes and Miller in A History of Ancient Israel and Judah explained that the diet...