- Isaiah 1-2 – Hope In the Midst of Judgment
- Isaiah 3-4 – Sin’s Judgment and God’s Restoration
- Isaiah 5-6:7 – A Nation Ripe for Judgment
- Isaiah 6-7 – Conviction, Cleansing, and Call
- Isaiah 8 – How to Prepare for God’s Judgment
- Isaiah 9-10:4 – The Glory of the Messiah’s Reign
- Isaiah 10-11 – The Glory of the Messiah’s Character
- Isaiah 12-13 – The Words of a Worshipper
- Isaiah 14 – All About Satan
- Isaiah 15-18 – The Pain of the Prophet
- Isaiah 19-21 – Judgment of the Nations
- Isaiah 22-23 – What to Hang Your Life On
- Isaiah 24-25 – Judgment and Praise in the Great Tribulation
- Isaiah 26-27 – How to Have Perfect Peace
- Isaiah 28 – God’s Word to Drinkers
- Isaiah 29 – The Cause & Cure of Spiritual Blindness
- Isaiah 30-31 – The Blessing of Looking to the Lord
- Isaiah 32-33 – Our Beautiful King
- Isaiah 34-35 – The Highway of Holiness
- Isaiah 36-37 – Faith Attacked and God Glorified
- Isaiah 38-39 – When a Good Man Does Bad Things
- Isaiah 40 – Comfort & Strength for God’s People
- Isaiah 41 – Reasons to Not Be Afraid
- Isaiah 42 – The Song, Glory, & Victory of the Servant
- Isaiah 43-44 – Redeemed through Water and Fire
- Isaiah 45-47 – Look to the Lord and Be Saved
- Isaiah 48-50 – The Messiah’s Mission
- Isaiah 51-53 – The Atoning Suffering & Victory of the Messiah
- Isaiah 54-55 – Invited to the Glory of the Lord’s Restoration
- Isaiah 56-58 – Spiritual Adultery and Spiritual Worship
- Isaiah 59-61 – The Glorious Light of the Messiah’s Kingdom
- Isaiah 62-64 – A Prayer from Captivity
- Isaiah 65-66 – Our Ultimate Destiny: Worship or the Worm?
This is the book of the prophesies of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, who ministered from about 740 to 680 b.c. For about 20 years, he spoke to both the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. After Israel’s fall to the Assyrians in 722 b.c., Isaiah continued to prophesy to Judah.
This period of Israel’s history is told in 2 Kings 15 through 21 and 2 Chronicles 26 through 33. Isaiah was a contemporary of the prophets Hosea and Micah. By the time of Isaiah, the prophets Elijah, Elisha, Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, and Amos had already completed their ministry.
By this time, Israel had been in the Promised Land for almost 700 years. The first 400 years in Canaan, Israel was ruled by judges, spiritual, military, and political leaders God raised up as the occasion demanded. Then, for about 120 years, three kings reigned over all Israel: Saul, David, and Solomon. But in 917 b.c. Israel had a civil war, and remained divided into two nations, Israel (to the north) and Judah (to the south) up until the time of Isaiah.
Up until the time of Isaiah, the northern nation of Israel had some 18 kings – all of them bad, and rebellious against the Lord. The southern nation of Judah had some 11 kings before Isaiah’s ministry, some good and some bad.
In the time of Isaiah, Israel was a little nation often caught in the middle of the wars between three superpowers: Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon.
As Isaiah’s ministry began, there was a national crisis in the northern nation of Israel. The superpower of Assyria was about to engulf the nation of Israel. During the span of his ministry as a prophet, the southern nation of Judah was faced with repeated threats from the larger surrounding nations.