Tag: isaiah

Man’s Influence on the Creation

How strongly can humans influence God’s creation? Our possible influence over the creation has become a serious and contentious matter. The implications of how we answer the question might well significantly impact our quality ofContinue reading

Walking in the Name of YHWH

The short-term forecast for Israel and Judah remained bleak: terrifying judgment on account of their idolatry, oppression, and other sins. Yet YHWH would remain faithful to His people; they would again walk in His name.Continue reading


It is a land easily romanticized, full of gods and mysteries, an ever-present spring of wonder and fascination: Egypt. Ancient Egypt was a land of contrasts: a fertile river valley surrounded by inhospitable desert, orderContinue reading

The Cyrus Cylinder

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of YHWH by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, YHWH stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so thatContinue reading

Our Iniquity Falls on Him

It was another sunny day in the desert. An important official from Africa, the treasurer of Kandake of Ethiopia, had come to prostrate himself before YHWH God of Israel and was on his way toContinue reading

Isaiah 40-66

The day would come when the Israelites would be plunged into existential doubt. They would be in exile in Babylon, always conscious of their status as a defeated people, forced to watch the gods ofContinue reading

Isaiah 1-39

The Kingdom of Judah faced successive existential dangers: first the allied forces of the Kingdoms of Aram and Israel and then the mighty Assyrian Empire. The Davidic kings were tempted to look to Assyria orContinue reading