Attention!
StudyLight.org has pledged to build one church a year in Uganda. Help us double that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Commentaries

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 8

Verses 1-22

CHAPTER 8

Jehovah’s Word Through Isaiah and the Assyrian Announced

1. The divine instruction and Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1-4 ) 2. The Assyrian to come (Isaiah 8:5-8 ) 3. The answer of faith (Isaiah 8:9-10 ) 4. A word to the faithful remnant (Isaiah 8:11-20 ) 5. The coming great distress (Isaiah 8:21-22 ) The names are significant. Isaiah heard the word “Maher-shalal-hash-baz,” and then is told to call his newborn son by this name. The name means “swift for spoil, hasty for prey.” Isaiah’s other son was named “Shear-Jashub,” which means “a remnant shall return.” The names of the sure witnesses are equally full of meaning. Urijah (Jehovah is light), Zechariah (Jehovah remembers), and Jeberechiah (Blessed of Jehovah).

Isaiah 8:14 and Isaiah 8:15 are deeply interesting. It is the rejection of Immanuel, Christ. Compare with Isaiah 28:16 and read the following passages: Luke 2:34 ; Luke 20:18 ; Matthew 21:44 ; Romans 9:32-33 ;1 Peter 2:8 .

Also note the quotation of Isaiah 8:18 in Hebrews 2:13 . The great distress is a description of what awaits apostate Israel.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 8". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/isaiah-8.html. 1913-1922.