What Does Isaiah Say About Prayer?

Fasting and prayer are interwoven. In a recent post, we answered the question, "What does Isaiah have to say about fasting?" Here, we will explore prayer in the Book of Isaiah using selected verses...
Is the Sabbath a Delight?video

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...
Don Parry and Stephen Ricks—Dead Sea Scrolls for Mormons

The Dead Sea Scrolls—70 Questions and Answers

Understanding Isaiah is challenging for Jew and Christian alike, but the Dead Sea Scrolls have a special place for Mormons who are trying to understand this book. Two BYU scholars, Donald Parry and Stephen Ricks, renowned for...
Was Child Trafficking Prophesied by Isaiah? You Decidevideo

Was Child Trafficking Prophesied in Isaiah 2:6? You Decide

Did you know that every 30 seconds a child is sold for sex, labor, or organ harvesting? Many people of faith believe Isaiah 2 verse 6 shows that Isaiah prophesied of a day when child...
Who is Isaiah, why should I care?

Little Known Facts About Isaiah the Prophet

“Isaiah is by every standard the messianic prophet of the Old Testament and as such is the most penetrating prophetic voice in that record.”1—Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Most of the world...
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What Secrets Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal?

Qumran is a streambed (wadi) in the Judaean Desert of the West Bank near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.It was in eleven caves this area that many scrolls were located, including the Great Isaiah Scroll (shown above with...
Isaiah Idioms - Why Does Isaiah Use Such Strange Expressions?

Why Does Isaiah Use Such Strange Expressions?

Most languages on earth use unique idioms and cultural expressions in both spoken and written speech. English is no exception; King James, who ordered an English translation of the Bible, expected that "the translation use old familiar...

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...

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...
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Was Isaiah Married? Did he have a family?

Isaiah was married and had at least two sons (see Isaiah 7:3; 8:1–3). In Isaiah 8:3 he refers to his wife as "the prophetess." The expression “prophetess” is used here only to designate the prophet’s wife, not...