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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 3

 

 

Verses 1-26

Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

Isaiah 3:8Comments- Isaiah"s ministry is dated approximately 755 B.C. to 701 B.C. ( Isaiah 1:1) Thus, it would be another one hundred years before his prophecy of Jerusalem's ruin in Isaiah 3:8 would be fulfilled.

1. Uzziah- Eleventh king of Judah 809-8 to 757-6 B.C, reigned 52years.

2. Jotham- Twelfth king of Judah, 758 - 741 B.C, reigned 16 years.

3. Ahaz- Thirteenth king of Judah, 741-726 B.C, reigned about 16 years.

4. Hezekiah- Fourteenth king of Judah, 726 - 701 B.C, reigned 25 years.

Isaiah 3:24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

Isaiah 3:24Comments- In Isaiah 3:24 we have a contrast between a lady who is dressed in luxuries compared with one who is in deep sorrow. The possible allusions to ancient Eastern customs of mourning are:

1. "stink" - Sitting on a dung heap like Job.

2. "a rent" - Renting mantle.

3. "baldness" - Shaving head.

4. "a girding of sackcloth" - Putting on sack cloth.

5. "burning" - Dusting oneself with ashes.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 3:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/isaiah-3.html. 2013.

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