The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah
|The Old Testament, Book of Isaiah, is believed to have been written by the greatest Judean prophet, Isaiah. He lived during the 8th century B.C. The Book of Isaiah is part of Judaism canon, while Christians consider Isaiah to be a prophet and a saint.
Isaiah was born to Amoz and married to a prophetess. He had two sons. Isaiah’s prophesies continued for forty-four years. His prophesies warned Judah and Israel of God’s punishment for the sins of His people. Isaiah predicted the coming of the Messiah and peace in the world: Isaish 9 For unto us a child is born,(1) unto us a son is given2) and the government shall be upon his shoulder:(3 and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
This prophesies also influenced John the Baptist and Jesus.
"'Keep on hearing,[c] but do not understand;keep on seeing, but do not perceive.' 10 Make the heart of this people dull,
|The Prophet Isaiah Is Called by God
8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for(L) us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." 9 And he said, "Go, and say to this people:
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed."
11 Then I said) "How long, O Lord?"And he said:"Until cities lie waste
and houses without people,
and the land is a desolate waste,
12 and the LORD removes people far away,
and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 And though a tenth remain in it,
it will be burned again,
like a terebinth or an oak,
whose stump remains
when it is felled." The holy seed is its stump.
The Prophet Isaiah in Judaism and Catholicism
The biblical prophet Isaiah has significance in both Judaism and Catholicism. While Jewish people still await the fulfillment of Isaiah’s Messianic King, the Christians believe He already came in the form of Jesus Christ.
|The Prophet Isaiah jewelry is very popular in both Judaism and Christianity. A Prophet Isaiah pendant is a reminder of the words of God and His message of everlasting peace in the world. Wearing a Prophet Isaiah medal is a symbol of faith and love in God the Father.