- (fl. 8th cent BCE)Israelite prophet. He proph-esied in Jerusalem from the death of Uzziah until the middle of Hezekiah's reign (740-701 BCE). He protested against unrighteousness and demanded justice for the poor and downtrodden. He opposed all treaties with neighbouring states and insisted that the people should put their trust in God. He proclaimed that the nation would be punished through Assyrian conquest and domination, but that a remnant of the people would return and continue the covenant. Most scholars believe the book of Isaiah should be divided into two sections (1-39; 40-66); they are believed to have been written by different authors: Isaiah and Second Isaiah.
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ISAIAH — (Heb. יְשַׁעְיָה ,יְשַׁעְיָהוּ Salvation of YHWH ), one of the eight books (as the Rabbis and the Masorah count them) of the Nevi im, or Prophets, the second division of the Hebrew canon (see bible , Canon). INTRODUCTION Outside the Book of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Isaiah — 1 Isaiah 2 Isaiah 3 Isaiah 4 Isaiah 5 Isaiah 6 Isaiah 7 Isaiah 8 Isaiah 9 Isaiah 10 Isaiah 11 Isaiah 12 Isaiah 13 … The King James version of the Bible
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Isaiah — masc. proper name, name of a biblical prophet, from Heb. Yesha yah, abbreviated form of Yesha yahu, lit. salvation of the Lord, from yesha, yeshua salvation, deliverance … Etymology dictionary
Isaiah — [ī zā′ə; ] chiefly Brit [, īzīə] n. [LL(Ec) Isaias < Gr(Ec) Ēsaias < Heb yĕsha ‘ yah, lit., God is salvation] 1. a masculine name 2. Bible a) a Hebrew prophet of the 8th cent. B.C. b) the book containing his teachings: abbrev. Is or Isa … English World dictionary
Isaiah — /uy zay euh/ or, esp. Brit., /uy zuy euh/, n. 1. Also called Isaiah of Jerusalem. a Major Prophet of the 8th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Isa. 3. a male given name. [ < Heb yasha yahu lit., Yahweh s salvation] * *… … Universalium
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Isaiah 37 — 1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD. 2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the … The King James version of the Bible