Old Testament

Week 18: Isaiah, Part 1

Introduction & Isaiah 1–6

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3 March 2022

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Additional reading

  • The Great Isaiah Scroll is one of the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947 and is the oldest existing copy of Isaiah. Read more about it and see images of this magnificent text at the website of the Shrine of the Book museum.

  • The Ascension of Isaiah, an apocryphal Christian work written between the late first and early second century ʙ.ᴄ., is the source of the tradition that Isaiah died a martyr by being sawn in two by wicked King Manesseh of Judah. (See Ascension 5:1–14; cf. Hebrews 11:37.)

Maps

Old Testament Map #66 The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III

#66 The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III (2 Kings 15)

Old Testament Map #68 Tiglath-Pileser III’s Campaign and Areas Transformed into Assyrian Provinces

#68 Tiglath-Pileser III’s Campaign and Areas Transformed into Assyrian Provinces (734–732 ʙ.ᴄ.) (2 Kings 15; 1 Chronicles 5)

Old Testament Map #70 Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria

#70 Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria (721 ʙ.ᴄ.)