Isaiah Chapters 40-48 —Israel Delivered and Redeemed

The abbreviated historical context includes:

  • Assyria Conquered Samaria/Israel/Ten Tribes.
  • Babylon Conquered Jerusalem.
  • Cyrus Allows Jews to Return to Jerusalem/Build Temple
Isaiah 40 Part I

Comfort Ye My People, and Prepare the Way of the Lord." Theme of the good shephard: "Isaiah promises that “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”

Isaiah 40 Part II

“To Whom Then Will Ye Liken God? saith the Holy One.” Who is God? This question has been asked throughout time. Coming to know God is a personal endeavor and choice.

Isaiah 41-42

I Will Uphold thee With the Right Hand of My Righteousness. The term "covenant" is used throughout scripture, and often in context to the Lord performing miraculous works in behalf of His people.

Isaiah 42-43

“Therefore Ye Are My Witnesses, Saith The Lord, That I Am God.” ..."know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you....”

Isaiah 44-45

"I Have Called Thee By Thy Name" “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare queried. The term “name” is used 1866 times in the scriptures. In short, Bible names served as memorials, symbols and prophecies.

Isaiah 46-48

“Thou Hast Heard, See All This; and Will Not Ye Declare It?” About God, who God is, and that He yet lives and reigns, relevant for the people of Isaiah’s time and for our own.