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The prophet Isaiah, and the Old Testament book named for him

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Isaiah claims he saw the Lord Jesus Christ sitting on a throne at Isaiah 6:1-5. What is the response from the Jehovah's Witnesses? [duplicate]

In the year of King Uzzah's death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted with the train of His robe filling the temple. Vs2, Seraphim stood above Him and at vs3 one called out to ...
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Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82

From this question, and the comments, I am under the impression that Isaiah 44:6-8 6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and ...
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According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods?

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) has taught that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are separate persons, three divine beings. Thus, there ...
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To those who believe Isaiah 49 is Messianic and in the deity of Christ, how do you understand Isaiah 49:5?

There are many people who see Isaiah 49 as Messianc, mainly because it mentions the servant as being a light for the gentiles, Isaiah 49:6(ESV) he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my ...
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Does Isaiah 66:17 ban the eating of pork and mice? [duplicate]

As Isaiah 66:15-24 contains a prophecy for the end times does Isaiah 66:17 (ESV): “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst, eating pig's flesh and ...
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What are some common trinitarian interpretations of Isaiah 7:14-16

I was doing my morning prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and this passage appeared: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call ...
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Are there comparative studies on the parables of Vineyard from Isaiah and Matthew?

The First Reading and the Gospel Reading of Roman Catholic Holy Mass for October 8th have a parable each on the vineyard. The first one is Isaiah 5:1-7 which speaks of wild grapes that grew on good ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians who was seen walking in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

In the third chapter of Daniel, 3 Jewish men get thrown into a fiery furnace. The King who had them thrown in looks and sees a fourth person walking around with them in the fire. This fourth person ...
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How do Trinitarians explain Titus 1:3 & 4 in light of Isaiah 43:11?

There is a question asking how non-trinitarians explain Isaiah 43:11, but this one seeks trinitarian explanation as connected to other verses in Titus. “Before me there was no God formed, neither ...
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How did the Virgin Birth of Jesus prove to be a “sign” as prophesied in Is 7:14?

WE read in Is 7:14 (KJV): Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Of course, the Gospels speak of the ...
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Is Isaiah telling about the antichrist?

It is clear that Isaiah told about the Jesus, the Messiah, in verses Like Isaiah 9:6. But it seems to me that Isaiah made statements about a false prophet in 9:15: ...the prophets who teach lies are ...
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Where did Aquinas find this gloss?

The following passage occurs in Aquinas's Summa Theologica (Supp 91.3): A gloss on Isaiah 30:26, "The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun," says: "All things made for ...
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How does LDS creation doctrine explain so many different words for the creation process in Isaiah 45:18?

This comment below from an answer to this question The very, very short answer is YES, all spirit/intelligence (and matter) is self-existent, and the act of creation is forming them, not creating ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians interpret Isaiah 9:6?

Unlike Jehovah's Witnesses, BUs don't have a conception of lesser "gods". Given this, how do they interpret Isaiah 9:6, which calls Jesus the following titles: For a child will be born for ...
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How do Christians respond to the criticism that Jesus of Nazareth did not bring world peace?

One criticism I've heard of Christianity repeatedly by devout Jews is that Jesus of Nazareth did not usher in a time of peace - there are still wars, internal strife, and so on. Here is an example, ...
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Extra-biblical evidence of "Joshua's long day" and "Hezekiah’s sign"?

Joshua 10:12–14 describes that the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down the space of one day. Victor Warkulwiz, Universe without Space and Time, ch. 2 claims Joshua’s ...
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What is this ‘water’ in ‘wells of salvation’ that Isaiah speaks of here, and how is one to draw such water up?

“And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be ...
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The LDS consider God the Father the ultimate creator and they teach that Jesus Christ is the creator. Which of these two Gods is the creator?

The LDS Church has a teaching that God the Father is the "ultimate Creator" The following has Jesus Christ being the creator: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1988/08/i-have-...
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In the New Catholic Bible, is Isiaiah 9:5 speaking about Jesus, and who is the Wonderful Counsellor?

I have a question for Trinitarian Roman Catholics as to who Isaiah 9:6 (New Catholic Bible) is describing, and who the Wonderful Counsellor is. Isaiah 9:5 New Catholic Bible 5 For a child has been ...
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How do Christians who believe that the saints enter a blissful state as soon as they die explain David, Isaiah & Job's pessimistic outlook on death?

I'm specifically talking about the following passages: David “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? [Psalm 30:9 ESV] ...
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Why did God refer to Jesus Christ as a tree in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1 (NIV) A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. In Bible Hermeneutics I asked the question, "Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah ...
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Did Is. 7:14 inspire Mary to take a vow of virginity?

Did any Catholic theologians think that the prophecy of Is. 7:14 ("Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.") inspired the Blessed Virgin to ...
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According to Catholicism what is today's referent of "my house of prayer" in Isa 56:6-8?

Isaiah 56:6-8 is God's invitation to the Gentiles to come to the Temple to bring their burnt offerings and their sacrifices to the "house of prayer for all peoples": 6 “And the foreigners ...
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How do non-trinitarians explain Isaiah 43:11 taking into account its immediate context?

11“I, only I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. The OT especially has a strong emphasis on there being only one God, Yahweh, and there are only a few scattered and cryptic references to ...
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Since there is only one God who is not formed then how can the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Jesus is a created god?

If there is only one God, how can Jesus be another "god" as taught by the Jehovah's Witnesses? Isaiah quotes Jehovah in Isaiah 43:10-11 the very verse from which the Jehovah's Witnesses ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses what does the name Immanuel mean in light of their belief that Jesus is a created being and not God?

This article goes on to say, Without accurate knowledge, we may become ensnared by false teachings promoted by God's opposer, Satan the Devil. Therefore, if a doctrine contradicts God's Word, if it ...
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Cleansing of unclean meat to clean meat interpretation of Acts 10:17-18 and 22-23 in relation to Isaiah 66:17

I have never read in the bible whether eating of unclean meat as described in the Old Testament where it is allowed to eat "unclean meat" or unclean meat is now clean meat. Except for one vision from ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the "first and the last,"?

Isaiah 44:6, "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of host; I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." But Jesus Christ makes the same claim in ...
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How do the Jehovah's witnesses reconcile Isaiah 44:24 with their belief that Jesus is the only direct creation of God?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, and that it was Jesus who created all other things: Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was ...
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How do seraphim in Isaiah 6 relate to the cherubim?

After reading Isaiah chapter 6 I came across the spiritual beings named seraphim. I have been introduced to other spiritual beings before, such as cherubim, a being that we have a variety of ...
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When a person is described as a Davidide, what is being said about that person?

In my NABRE Bible, there are footnotes on Isaiah 11:1-9 (10) that say Isaiah is "looking forward to a new Davidide who will realize the ancient ideals (see Psalm 72). The oracle does not seem to have ...
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Joseph Smith Translation of verses in Isaiah 42 vs the Great Isaiah Scroll

This question is about the rendering of some passages in the Joseph Smith Translation (JST). This is a collection of verses that add or replace sections of the King James Version which was deemed to ...
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Magi Kings: Good or Bad?

Recently I have a doubt related to the Three Magi Kings. Although, we all know that there are "denominations"that celebrate a special day in honor of them, there are others that do not. In ...
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Isaiah 14:6: ESV vs NKJV

The two different interpretations seem to be completely opposite each other. In NKJV the verse is as follows: He who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke, He who ruled the nations ...
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Were Malachi and Isaiah normally bound or grouped together?

This is probably not a surprised to scripture veterans, but noticed that Mark 1:2-3 is a quotation from two separate sources, Isaiah and Malachi, but it is ascribed only to Isaiah by the author of ...
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Can you explain the conflict between 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Isaiah 43:25?

2 Corinthians 5:10(KJV) 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or ...
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Why and How the Lion is being removed from almost all printed bibles and replaced by the Wolf in Isaiah 11:6? [closed]

We still have imagery of the Lion and the Lamb as proof on how that verse was. How this change of the written word of God can't be satanic induced? Satan changed the word of God in the beginning when ...
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Did the Christian bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23 [closed]

Did the Christan bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23? (Jewish version) 8:23For there is no weariness to the one who oppresses her; like the first time, he dealt mildly, [exiling only] the land of ...
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How do Mormons interpret Isaiah 43:10?

"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be ...
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Who is "I" in Isaiah 44:6

I want to know who is "I" in Isaiah 44:6 in a view point of Trinity; The LORD is Israel’s king and defender. He is the LORD of Armies. This is what the LORD says: I am the first and the last, and ...
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How do Catholics understand the gathering of Jews in Isaiah 43:5–6?

Isaiah 43:5–6 reads: 5 Fear not, for I am with you;       from the east I will bring back your offspring,       from the west I will ...
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Isaiah 25:6 "On this mountain, the Lord of Heavenly Forces"

Where does title "Lord of Heavenly Forces" come from?
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Why is beating one's breast used to show sadness and guilt? [closed]

According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus definition: Beat your breast/chestTo show how sad or guilty you feel in an obvious or public way I understand what is meant ...
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How were the prophecies of the prophet Isaiah first published or disseminated? [closed]

I asked this on History StackExchange but I think it may get better answers here. My question: I read the Old Testament but I don't understand how a prophet such as Isaiah would have first put ...
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How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement theory handle Isaiah 53?

How do opponents of the penal substitution theory of atonement handle Isaiah 53? This seems to describe penal substitution quite well: 53:4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we ...
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According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus fulfil the prophesy of Isaiah by being buried in a tomb hewn in rock?

As per the Gospels of Matthew (27:60), Mark (15:46 ) and Luke (23:53) , the Body of Jesus, after his crucifixion was laid in a tomb 'hewn in the rock'. That all the evangelists except John mention the ...
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Did Isaiah prophesy the countenance of Jesus who was undergoing Passion?

While most people agree that Jesus, in His human form, had a serene and attractive countenance, a few insist that He had the looks of an average person (by human standards). They quote Isaiah 53:2 ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what is meant by the prophecy, "A bruised reed he will not break . . ."?

Isaiah 42:3 has this prophecy: A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. What does this prophecy imply, and how was it fulfilled? Are there any authentic ...
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Is there evidence that Isaiah 53 was viewed as a Messianic prophecy within Judaism, or is it an exclusively Christian interpretation?

The modern Jewish interpretation of the so-called suffering servant song of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is that it is a prophecy referring to the nation of Israel, not the Messiah. As such, it is sometimes ...
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How do Protestants interpret Malachi 1:11 and Isaiah 66:20-21?

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles; And in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: ...
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