VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
BIBLE INSTITUTE, VBCBI
ISAIAH 1 – 36 Q AND A
Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute
3rd year, 2nd semester
This is a faith ministry. Your assistance is appreciated.
1. When was Isaiah written and why are its dates fairly accurate?
2. Which was the most important event which occurred during Isaiah’s time?
3. Regardless of how much sin Judah has, what does chapter 4 offer?
4. 6:1-9 What event similar to Paul’s on the Damascus Road commissioned Isaiah?
5. 6:8-10 What do these texts sound like from the New Testament?
6. 6:11-13 Did God predict that Judah would listen to him?
7. What is the context of 7:1-16?
8. 7:14 How does Matthew 1:23 solve the controversy of Isa 7:14?
NOTE: 8:1-6 Ma-her-sha-lal-hash-baz also fits the description of 7:1-16.
9. 8:20 What was the test of a true Old Testament prophet?
10. How does the New Testament use Isaiah 9:1-2?
11. How many identifiers of Jesus are seen in the great light of Isaiah 9:6-7?
12. 9:8 to 10:20 Assyria is God’s “rod of iron” used to punish Northern Israel. In 10:15 why will God destroy Assyria afterwards?
13. 10:21-22 What is the “remnant” teaching of the Old Testament?
14. Isaiah 11 is one of the greatest Messianic prophecies of the Bible. List the points you identify.
Note: Chapter 12 is praise to the LORD
Note: Chapter 13 begins prophecy against Babylon
15. Chapter 13 describes God’s future destruction of Babylon as “the day of the LORD.” How do you explain 13:20-22 almost 2700 years later?
16. How does 14:9-11 describe existence in Sheol (Hell)?
17. 14:12-15 Under the guise of the King of Babylon, how does Isaiah describe the fall of Lucifer from heaven?
NOTE:15-16: punishment of the nations which have persecuted Israel and Judah. 17:1-2 Syria;17:3-14 Israel to be punished
18:1-2 land beyond Ethiopia to b punished
18:3-7 all inhabitants of the world
18:19-21 Egypt will be punished (711 B.C.)
18:24 all the earth will be punished
18:25 praises God for destroying the mighty
18:26 praise for eventually blessing Judah and Jerusalem
18:27 speaks of destruction and restoration of Israel; call to repentance
18:28 Ephraim, N Israel
18. 19:20-25 What is unusual about these texts?
NOTABLE TEXT: Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in thee.
19. Men will be condemned because they have rejected the clear doctrine from the word of God. How is this described in 28:12-13? Three words are sufficient.
20. 28:16 Specifically, what will Israel and Judah reject?
21. 29:4 Did Hebrew believe that life ended at death?
22. 29:18 what heretofore unmentioned thing will stir revival in Lebanon and Israel?
Chapter 30 the futility of fleeing to Egypt from God’s wrath.
Chapters 31-33 call to Judea and Jerusalem to repentance
Cchapter 34 all nations will be punished
Chapter 35 restoration of the land
23. What is included in 34:4?
24. 36:1 How well dated is Isaiah?
25. 36:1 How much of Judah did Assyria capture in 701 B. C.? (and made pay tribute?)
1. Isaiah was written between 760-698+ B. C. and is easily dated by the kings listed.
2. The empire of Assyria carried away Northern Israel in 722 B. C. Following a defeat at Jerusalem, it received tribute from Judah until about 610 B. C.
3. Chapter 4 offers restoration.
4. 6:1-9 Isaiah volunteered for God’s service after seeing a vision of God’s throne.
5. 6:8-10 sounds like Jesus’ teaching of parables in Matthew 13.
6. No, but a tenth, the holy seed, would return from captivity.
7. 7:1-16 Israel and Syria are plotting to attack Judah. Isaiah gives a sign from God: before the child of a virgin is old enough to know right from wrong, the kings of Israel and Syria would be defeated.
8: 7:14 The Greek word of Mt 1:23 (par-the-nos) can only be translated as a woman who has not known a man sexually.
9. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
10. Mt 4:36 uses Isaiah 9:1-2 as a reference to Jesus and the Gentiles in Galilee.
11. 9:6-7 (12 ways)
(1) Messiah will be a Hebrew
(2) Messiah will be born (not just appear)
(3) Messiah will be a male son
(4) Messiah will come to rule
Messiah’s name and character will be:
(7) The mighty God
(8) The everlasting Father
(9) The prince of peace
(10) Messiah will rule eternally
(11) Messiah will rule upon the throne and kingdom of David to order and establish it with judgment and justice
(12) Messiah will perform this by the zeal of Yahweh
12. 10:15 God will punish Assyria because it will take credit for punishing Israel and not give God the credit.
13. 10:21-22 Every O. T. prophet which predicts destruction and captivity for Israel and Judah also predicts an unconditional eventual restoration of national Israel because of God’s unconditional promises to Abraham (Eze 36:22-24).
14. Prophecies of Isaiah 11:
a) 11:1 Messiah will be from David’s seed
b) 11:2 Messiah will have the Spirit permanently
c) 11:3-4 Messiah will judge righteously
d) 11:4 Messiah will kill the wicked.
e) 11:6-9 Creatures will not be dangerous.
f) 11:10 Gentiles will be saved
g) 11:11-16 Israel and Judah will return a second time.
15. 13:20-22 The ancient city of Babylon is still uninhabited by mankind.
16. 14:9-11 describes Sheol (Hell) as:
a) 15:9 a place of conscious soul activity
b) 14:10 speech, conversations
c) 14:11 a place also for the body to decay
a) 14:12a began as Lucifer, son of the morning
b) 14:12b was cast down out of heaven
c) 14:13 after being cast down, attempted to ascend again into heaven
d) 14:14 attempted to replace God on His throne
e) 14:15 will end up in Sheol (Hell)
18. 19:20-25 During the Millennium. The 1000 year Messianic Reign of Christ on earth, Egypt and Assyria will also be called “my people.”
19. 28:12-13 line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little
20. 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
21. No. Isa 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
22. The words of the scroll in Isaiah were read by Jesus in Luke 4:17-19.
23. All creation is included.
Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. Compare Rev 6:15-16.
24. 36:1 can be dated at 701 B. C.
25. Although defeated by God at Jerusalem, Assyria captured all of Judah’s defended walled cities and probably began receiving tribute.