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Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 26 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36
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Chapter 47 Chapter 48 Chapter 49 Chapter 50
Chapter 51 Chapter 52 Chapter 54 Chapter 57
Chapter 59 Chapter 60 Chapter 61 Chapter 62
Chapter 63 Chapter 64 Chapter 65 Chapter 66

Book Overview - Isaiah

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Isaiah

Isaiah is justly accounted the chief of the writing prophets. He has the more comprehensive testimony and is distinctively the prophet of redemption. Nowhere else in the Scriptures written under the law have we so clear a view of grace. The New Testament Church does not appear (Ephesians 3:3-10), but Messiah in His Person and sufferings, and the blessing of the Gentiles through Him, are in full vision.

Apart from his testimony to his own time, which includes warnings of coming judgments upon the great nations of that day, the predictive messages of Isaiah cover seven great themes: Israel in exile and divine judgment upon Israel's oppressors. The return from Babylon. The manifestation of Messiah in humiliation (e.g. Isaiah 53). The blessing of the Gentiles. The manifestation of Messiah in judgment ("the day of vengeance of our God"). The reign of David's righteous Branch in the kingdom-age. The new heavens and the new earth.

Isaiah is in two chief divisions:

1. Looking toward the captivities, Isaiah 1:1 to Isaiah 39:8. Key verses, Isaiah 1:1-2.

2. Looking beyond the captivities, Isaiah 40:1 to Isaiah 66:24. Key verses, Isaiah 40:1-2.

These chief divisions fall into subdivisions, as indicated in the text.

The events recorded in Isaiah cover a period of 62 years (Ussher).

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