In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Isaiah is the first of the five books of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament. The name Isaiah is Latin for the Hebrew name Yeshaiah meaning, “Yahweh [God] is Salvation”. The book contains sixty-six chapters, equal to the number of books in the Holy Bible. Isaiah speaks of hope in the Messiah in the final twenty-seven chapters. The New Testament also speaks of hope in the Messiah; it contains twenty-seven books. The prophecies of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah and Micah overlapped in an era from c. 845-710 BC with Isaiah c. 760- 670 BC.

The name Isaiah (God is salvation) is most appropriate. The word salvation appears more times in this book than in all the other prophetic books combined. Warning, judgment and hope are the three thematic messages Isaiah brings to Israel and the Gentile nations for both present and future times. Warning and judgment are for unrepentant sin while hope is for the forgiveness of sin and salvation. The theme of hope centers on Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Isaiah prophesied the first and second advents of Christ, from His birth to His restoration of Israel and His eternal reign on the throne of David in Jerusalem.

Isaiah prophesied judgment of the Gentile nations for his contemporary time as well as for the end times, the era of time in which we live today. The judgment and destruction of nations will occur during the seven-year tribulation, which will begin at the end of the church age, which is the age of grace. Those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior will escape the tribulation.

Isaiah 1-35: Warnings of judgments against the nations; God’s invitation to repentance

Isaiah 36-39: Israel falls to Assyria; Isaiah prophesy Judah's captivity by the Babylonians

Isaiah 40-57: Comfort of deliverance; Isaiah prophesy Israel’s restoration by the Messiah

Isaiah 58-66: Isaiah prophesy the eternal future of Israel