Isaiah-Ezekiel

Understanding the Prophets

Isaiah

Introduction to Isaiah

Authorship of Isaiah

The Servant Songs

(Isa. 1:11) Do we need Temple sacrifices or not?

(Isa. 1:15) Will God answer prayers or not?

(Isa. 1:17) Could Israel clean up their act, or did they need divine aid?

(Isa. 2:1-22) Does this passage refer to the millennium or not?

(Isa. 2:9) Should we forgive others or not?

(Isa. 3:12) Why is it wrong for women to rule over the nation of Israel?

(Isa. 3:18) Does this mean that women should not wear makeup and jewelry?

(Isa. 5:11) Is it right or wrong to drink alcohol?

(Isa. 5:14) What is Sheol?

(Isa. 6:1) Why does Isaiah’s calling occur in the sixth chapter?

(Isa. 6:5) Why does Isaiah emphasize his unclean lips?

(Isa. 6:9-10) Did God not want them to repent?

(Isa. 7:11-12) Was Isaiah encouraging Ahaz to test God?

(Isa. 7:14) Does this passage predict a virgin birth?

(Isa. 8:16) Did Isaiah’s disciples write “Second” Isaiah?

(Isa. 8:17-18) Does this passage predict Christ? (cf. Heb. 2:13)

(Isa. 9:1-2) Why does Matthew cite this passage in Isaiah?

(Isa. 9:6-7) Does this passage predict Jesus?

(Isa. 11:1) Why the stump of Jesse and not the stump of David?

(Isa. 11:11-12) Does this refer to the modern regathering of Israel?

(Isa. 11:12) Did the biblical authors believe in a flat Earth?

(Isa. 13:19-22) Did Isaiah correctly predict the desolation of Babylon?

(Isa. 14:12-14) Does this passage describe Satan or someone else?

(Isa. 23:1) Did Isaiah correctly predict the destruction of Tyre?

(Isa. 26:14) Did the ancient Jews believe in the afterlife?

(Isa. 28:11) Why does Paul cite this passage in 1 Corinthians 14:21?

(Isa. 29:4) Does this passage predict the discovery of the Book of Mormon?

(Isa. 33-34) Why is there a break in the Isaiah manuscript at this point?

(Isa. 35:4-6) Did Jesus fulfill this passage?

(Isa. 38:10-11) What is Sheol?

(Isa. 38:8) Did God turn back time?

(Isa. 40-55) How does Isaiah use the Exodus motif in this section?

(Isa. 40:2) Why does God punish them “double” for their sins?

(Isa. 40:3) Does Mark 1:2 correctly cite this passage?

(Isa. 44:28-45:1) How could Isaiah predict King Cyrus?

(Isa. 45:7) Does God create evil? (cf. Lam. 3:38; Jer. 18:8; Amos 3:6)

(Isa. 51:9) Does the Bible support the belief in mythical monsters?

(Isa. 56) Does this chapter mark the beginning of “third” Isaiah?

Jeremiah

Introduction to Jeremiah

(Jer. 3:7) Does God not know the future?

(Jer. 6:20) Do good deeds replace the need for Temple sacrifices?

(Jer. 7:16) Why would God tell Jeremiah NOT to pray for Israel?

(Jer. 9:24) Why does Paul quote this passage in 1 Corinthians 1:31?

(Jer. 11:14) Why would God tell Jeremiah NOT to pray for Israel?

(Jer. 14:11) Why would God tell Jeremiah NOT to pray for Israel?

(Jer. 18:8) Does God create evil?

(Jer. 22:30) How could Jesus be the Messiah if God cursed Jehoiakin’s descendants?

(Jer. 29:10) Was this literally fulfilled?

(Jer. 31:15) Does Matthew cite this passage out of context?

(Jer. 31:38) Does this predict the modern regathering of Israel? 

(Jer. 49:16-17) Did Jeremiah correctly predict the destruction of Edom?

Lamentations

Introduction to Lamentations

(Lam. 3:38) Does God create evil? (cf. Jer. 18:8; Amos 3:6)

Ezekiel

Introduction to Ezekiel

(Ezek. 1:15-18) What are these creatures? They seem like space aliens!

(Ezek. 1:28) How could Ezekiel see God if no one can see God and live?

(Ezek. 2:8-3:3) Why does God tell him to eat this scroll?

(Ezek. 4:4-8) How could Ezekiel lay on his side for over a year?

(Ezek. 7:2) Did the biblical authors believe in a flat earth?

(Ezek. 10:2ff) Why do the angels have wheels?

(Ezek. 14:9) Does God deceive people?

(Ezek. 20:25-26) Did God command evil laws?

(Ezek. 21:26-27) Who is the “one to whom it belongs” mentioned here?

(Ezek. 26:3-14) Was this prophecy fulfilled?

(Ezek. 28:1ff) Does this passage describe Satan or the prince of Tyre?

(Ezek. 37:11-25) Does this passage predict the modern regathering of Israel?

(Ezek. 38:4) Will God cause evil to happen in Israel?

(Ezek. 40-48) Amillennialists hold that the millennium cannot be literal, because it demands animal sacrifice. Doesn’t this contradict the argument from Hebrews that Christ died once-for-all (Heb. 7:27; 9:12, 26)?