Swimming Up the Niagara

      “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”  Isaiah 1:1(KJV)

To get straight down to business,  here in the very first verse of Isaiah,  we have: The stated nature of the book – it is a vision.  The named author of the book- It is Isaiah.  The inclusive subjects of the book –they are Judah and Jerusalem.  Finally, we have the actual dates of the book – the days of Uzziah,  Jotham,  Ahaz and Hezekiah.

Isaiah had a “vision”.  Singular,  not plural.  The entire 66 chapters are the embodiment of that vision. The word “vision”,  here,  is the same word that Proverbs 29:18 tells us, that without having one,  we lose restraint and perish.  Wilson’s “Old Testament Word Studies” explains how the word could be translated…

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