Simplified Overview of Isaiah

Isaiah 1–39Isaiah 40–55Isaiah 56–66
Date and SettingThe eighth century b.c.(700s); the Assyrian threatProphecies about the sixth century b.c. (500s); the Babylonian exileProphecies about all times and occasions until the end
AudienceGod’s rebellious people craving worldly securityGod’s defeated people under worldly dominationAll who hold fast to God’s covenant
ActionsGod purifies a remnant of his apostate people through judgmentGod consoles his discouraged people in exileGod prepares all of his true people for his promised salvation
Message“In returning and rest you shall be saved; … But you were unwilling” (30:15)“the glory of the Lord shall be revealed” (40:5)“Keep justice, and do righteousness” (56:1)

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