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Did Archaeologists Just Prove the Existence of Prophet Isaiah?
Daily Beast ^ | February 22, 2018 | Candida Moss

Posted on 02/22/2018 5:54:14 AM PST by C19fan

If you asked people whom their favorite biblical prophet is, there’s a strong chance they would answer Isaiah. Sure, Moses gets all the accolades, received the tablets, and is the most important; but Isaiah is the prophetic book most quoted by authors of the New Testament. For Christians, Isaiah predicts the coming of the Messiah, the death of Jesus and the Virgin Birth. So, it is particularly auspicious that in a stunning article published today in Biblical Archaeology Review archaeologists announced that they have stumbled upon the first physical evidence for the existence of the prophet Isaiah.

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TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: archaeology; bible; biblical; catastrophism; eliatmazar; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; isaiah; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; ophel; robertcargill; seal; theophel
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1 posted on 02/22/2018 5:54:15 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

No serious scholar ever doubted the existence of Isaih.


2 posted on 02/22/2018 6:04:54 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: AndyTheBear

For many unbelievers, it will just be another piece of evidence that they will fail to consider or flat out ignore. For other unbelievers, they will just want more.

John 12:37: “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him.”


3 posted on 02/22/2018 6:10:13 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

Exactly.


4 posted on 02/22/2018 6:12:44 AM PST by Gamecock (The greatest threat to humanity is not "out there" but "in here" in the recesses of the soul. TK)
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To: C19fan

Bfl


5 posted on 02/22/2018 6:14:52 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: castlegreyskull

Very well said!


6 posted on 02/22/2018 6:19:34 AM PST by Roman_War_Criminal (This country & world is living on borrowed time (Luke 17:26-27))
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To: AndyTheBear
That is true. For the believer by faith , as the words of Christ teach us to believe, we need no proofs or artifacts , to substantiate our assurance of what we believe.

That being said, I have always had a great deal of interest in the secular, political history surrounding these and other biblical times. I have read the writings of many contemporaneous histories like Josephus, or Pliny.

It is very interesting to see a secular author try from time to time to explain the divine. It is also interesting when the atheists claim “no proof”, to be able to corroborate things from time to time with extra biblical discoveries. The dead sea scrolls and the archaeological proof of the Hittite people are two such accounts.

7 posted on 02/22/2018 6:23:42 AM PST by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: C19fan

Was “Isaiah the prophet” referred to as “Isaiah the prophet” in Isaiah’s day?


8 posted on 02/22/2018 6:23:54 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: C19fan

I don’t think any real Christian doubted the existance of Isaiah. One thing the Dead Sea Scrolls confirmed - that the prophecies of Isaiah regarding Christ were written hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Nobody can credibly take the position they were just created after the fact to support the Gospels.


9 posted on 02/22/2018 6:27:15 AM PST by circlecity
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To: castlegreyskull

If an unbeliever is trying to deny Isaih existed, they are not likely basing their opinions on evidence and reason anyway. As father Abraham said to the rich man who wanted to warn his brothers at the end of the parable: If they will not believe the prophets, neither would they believe even if one returned from the dead.


10 posted on 02/22/2018 6:28:36 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Delta 21

Yes. If he had not been seen as a prophet they would not have bothered to preserve his words. It was a major expense to do so.


11 posted on 02/22/2018 6:32:59 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Delta 21

Oh I see the point o your question now. He was identified as the prophet Isaih in the book of Isaih. So again yes, in writing anyway he was being called a prophet.


12 posted on 02/22/2018 6:37:53 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Delta 21; Gamecock
Of all the prophets, it seems to me (just a guess) that Isaiah would be more likely to be known as "Isaiah the prophet" even in his own day, since he was a court prophet with a very long career.

Incidentally, I am pretty sure that Isaiah is *already* better-documented than any other personage of the 8th century BC., such as the Greek artist Bularchus and the 23rd Dynasty Egyptians, whose existence is never flat-out denied as some ignoramuses deny biblical-histoical figures.

13 posted on 02/22/2018 6:49:06 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: AndyTheBear

It is interesting that you say that. When I was 14, I was thrown off my bike a second before I would have been run over by a car; I would have been severely injured or even killed. There was no obstacles and I was paying complete attention to where I was riding. At the time, I knew I was saved by something supernatural. As time past and I fell into a life of sin; never thanked God for the bike accident, I dismissed this as just lucky break.

I think unbelievers would never think twice about such an event; that is until they come to Christ. After one of the times when Jesus fed thousands, the Pharisees told Jesus that they would only believe in him if he performed a heavenly miracle; as if feeding 5,000 was not impressive enough.

Mark 8:12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.”


14 posted on 02/22/2018 6:55:01 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: C19fan
Isaiah has been a thorn in the side of a lot of people, even into modern times. Most seminaries teach of there being two people as authors of the book of Isaiah. The first one is actually Isaiah, and the second one is called pseudo-Isaiah.

They claim that since the latter part of that book spoke about things known to have happened after Isaiah's death, it must have been written by someone who lived during that time.

So, the seminaries are actually helping to perpetuate the idea that some of the book is not actually prophetic at all, but were more like a commentary of current evens from pseudo-Isaiah’s perspective.

15 posted on 02/22/2018 6:58:16 AM PST by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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“Most seminaries teach of there being two people as authors of the book of Isaiah. The first one is actually Isaiah, and the second one is called pseudo-Isaiah”

Most (liberal) seminaries teach of there being two people as authors ...


16 posted on 02/22/2018 7:01:27 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Q is Barron Trump, time-traveling back from the future, to help his dad fight the deep state.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Of all the prophets, it seems to me (just a guess) that Isaiah would be more likely to be known as "Isaiah the prophet" even in his own day, since he was a court prophet with a very long career.

Indeed, he had a clay seal maker, the "Twitter Blue Check" of it's day.

17 posted on 02/22/2018 7:03:38 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: AndyTheBear

(didnt read the whole thing, yeah, I know) Its just seemed out of place to find a seal from a letter with the inscription “Isaiah the prophet” and attribute the seal to Isaiah’s time unless he was commonly known as that at that time.

Its still very early, here in my head.


18 posted on 02/22/2018 7:06:06 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: Preachin'

“So, the seminaries are actually helping to perpetuate the idea that some of the book is not actually prophetic at all”


Sadducees of our day.


19 posted on 02/22/2018 7:09:11 AM PST by Yulee
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To: Delta 21

In the Book of Isaiah it seems he was mostly referred to as “Isaiah the son of Amoz”. But he was referred as Isaiah the Prophet twice.

Chapter 37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

Chapter 39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon.


20 posted on 02/22/2018 7:09:59 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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