November 24 Isaiah 1-12 by Nancy Baird

Isaiah 1-12


Isaiah  means “Salvation of the Lord” or “Jehovah Saves”; during his days, Northern Israel is captured and taken away by Assyria

Book of Mormon quotes 32% of Isaiah and paraphrases another 3%

New Testament, Isaiah quoted 57 times; D&C 100 times

And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.” – 3 Ne 23:1

“In their oversized book, in the center of the each page, the Jews place a small square that encloses a single verse or passage being studied…[around them are rabbinic commentaries]. I recall spending an entire month of my time in rabbinic school debating just one such verse, exploring it from every angle, studying all its potentialities…levels…limitations…until we (the group of students around the table, with the rabbi at the head) had wholly assimilated that passage.” -Avraham Gileadi, The Literary Message of Isaiah, 5.A Jewish rabbi and convert to LDS church,  Author of Book of Isaiah

For mercy has a human heart;
Pity, a human face;
And love, the human form divine.
From William Blake,The Divine Image.”

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
From Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib.”

I fixed upon him. And of Hezekiah (king of the) Jews, who had not submitted to my yoke,
Forty-six of his fenced cities…I besieged, I captured…
Hezekiah himself like a caged bird within Jerusalem, his royal city I shut in.
From a six-sided clay tablet in the British Museum, attributed to Sennacherib, King of Assyria, 8th century B.C.

“Christ did proclaim peace – the peace of everlasting righteousness, which is the eternal and mortal enemy of sin. Between righteousness and sin, in whatever form, there can only be unceasing war…This war is the sword of Christ…Righteousness is peace wherever it abides; sin in itself is war…”Reuben Clark, Jr. Conference Report, Apr. 1930.

“The light shines on in the dark, and the darkness has never mastered it.” John 1:5