Category Archives: Isaiah

Isaiah and Micah on Jerusalem’s Inviolability

Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries, both prophesying in the late 8th and early 7th centuries, during the reigns of Jotham, Achaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (cf. Isa 1:1, Micah 1:1). Interestingly, these two seem to have had quite different … Continue reading

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In The Last Days

When Peter quotes from the prophet Joel at the end of his Pentecost sermon, he seems to begin the quotation with the words, “And it will be in the last days, says the LORD, I will pour out my Spirit … Continue reading

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Aaronic David

Last week, I wrote about the reception in the Major Prophets of the story of Aaron’s budding staff (Num 17). I missed another¬†instance of its¬†reception in the OT, though, in Psalm 132. Consider: “There [Zion, cf. Ps 132:13] will I … Continue reading

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Aaron’s rod and its prophetic interpreters

Numbers 17:1-11 relates how the LORD causes a “rod” with Aaron’s name on it to blossom and bring forth flowers and almonds, while the rods belonging the princes of the twelve tribes remain barren. This sign demonstrates the LORD’s election … Continue reading

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