Professor Glenda Pope
Steps to Scripture Analysis Paper
1. Isaiah 2: 1-5 read in different translations. New Living Translation Paraphrase(NLT), King James Version(KJV), New King James Version(NKJV), New International Version(NIV), Webster’s Bible. I read the King James Version because that is the version that we study at bible study and the version we are taught from on Sundays. This version has had the least amount of change from its Hebrew beginnings. I believe that these verses from Isaiah are telling us that when war and destruction have almost destroyed the earth many people will seek out peace and will go up to the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem and will learn from the Lords teachings and will learn how to live by God’s law and word. Then these people will go out into the world and teach others these ways and this will be peace to the world and will end all fighting. In the King James Version he and his are not capitalized and the Name LORD is all upper case but in the New King James Version he and his are capitalized but LORD is still in all caps. The King James Version says the Lord with judge among the nations but in the New King James Version it says between the nations. In the New International Version Isaiah 2: 2 says that in the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains but in the Webster’s Bible Isaiah 2: 2 says that in the last days, the mount of the LORD’S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. The New Living Translation is different from the New International Version in that it refers to the temple of the lord and has LORD in all caps in the NIV the same verse says the house of the Lord and only the L is capitalized. The Living Translation is also different from the KJV and NKJV in that it state come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the LORD and in the NKJV it says O house of Jacob, come and let us walk IN the light of the the LORD. It is different from Webster’s Bible in that in the NLT it says the LORD will settle international disputes in the WEB it says he will judge among the nations. 2. According to the course text “A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament” Isaiah 1 is one of the longest books in the entire bible. It is assumed that the first 39 of the chapters of this book were written by Isaiah and the last 27 were written by a group of different prophets that took schooling from Isaiah, this school was similar to that of the Deuteronomic school of earlier times. The book of Isaiah is considered a work of canonical criticism because it is written as a single work with individual chapters that tie together into a “coherent and inspired message”. The book also uses a very common vocabulary, and frequently refers to Yahweh as the holy on of Israel. Much of Isaiah is an anthology, or collection of chosen works, the proof being its order being based on theme rather than on sequence. Much of the book relates directly to other works. The book says that chapter to shares many similarities with Micah 4. 3. After reading the chapter 1 and the rest of chapter two I gained a lot of insight into what this passage means it helped me realized that what he was telling in this chapter was directly related to the message the lord gave him in chapter one. In chapter one God was telling Isaiah that he would not longer tolerate blessing the people of Jerusalem if they would not respect him. The lords had created the people of Jerusalem and had blessed them with many fine treasures and had given them food and water to eat but the people in turn created gods out of gold and silver and had been to worship them. The Lord told them that he would start putting his wrath on them if they did not turn away from their sins. Then in Isaiah chapter 2, Isaiah predicts that many people will hear this message spoken in chapter one and will come to the Lord’s temple and...
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