Book of Isaiah

Book of Isaiah
Book of Isaiah
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The Book of Isaiah is the first of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the Major Prophets in the Christian Old Testament. It is identified by a superscription as the words of the 8th-century BCE prophet Isaiah ben Amoz, but there is extensive evidence that much of it was composed during the Babylonian captivity and later. Bernhard Duhm originated the view, held as a consensus through most of the 20th century, that the book comprises three separate collections of oracles: Proto-Isaiah (chapters 1–39), containing the words of Isaiah; Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40–55), the work of an anonymous 6th-century BCE author writing during the Exile; and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56–66), composed after the return from Exile. While virtually no scholars today attribute the entire book, or even most of it, to one person, the book's essential unity has become a focus in more recent research. Isaiah 1–33 promises judgment and restoration for Judah, Jerusalem and the nations, and chapters 34–66 presume that judgment has been pronounced and restoration follows soon. It can thus be read as an extended meditation on the destiny of Jerusalem into and after the Exile.

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Come now, and let us reason together or you shall be devoured by the sword. Negotiating & Negotiations
For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and [they that are] led of them [are] destroyed. Leaders & Leadership
For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still, Till her justice emerge resplendent, And her triumph like a flaming torch. Justice & Injustice ;Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
He who is liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things he shall stand. Liberals & Conservatives
Is a land born in one day? Is a nation brought forth at once? States. Nations & Nationhood
My people are gone into captivity for want of knowledge. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their swords into pruning hooks. And nation shall not take up sword against nation, and they shall not learn war any more. War & Peace
What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor. Poverty
Woe to them ... that trust in chariots! Military & Veterans
Woe to them, that take away the right of the poor. Poverty
Woe to those who make unjust laws. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Woe unto them ... who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right! Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place. Environment & Environmentalism