The principal architects of the Two-Isaiah theory have simply assumed on rationalistic grounds the impossibility of divine

revelation in genuinely predictive prophecy. The prediction of Cyrus is not the only place that the Bible foretells a specific name. In 1 Kings 13:2, the name of King Josiah was foretold by a prophet of Judah back in the time of Jeroboam (930-910), a full three centuries before he appeared in the history of Judah. Bethlehem is named by Micah (5:2) as the birthplace of the coming Messiah, seven centuries before the birth of the Lord Jesus. O. T. Allis in The Unity of Isaiah (p. 79) points to the climactic and parallelistic structure of 44:2628, and shows that this would be quite destroyed of fatally impaired if the name Koresh were removed. In this passage the greatest emphasis is laid on God’s ability to foretell the future and to fulfill what He has predicted. The name is then introduced to serve as objective confirmation of the divine authority underlying the entire prophetic utterance. There are also repeated references to Cyrus through these eight chapters. It should be pointed out that even in the first 39 chapters of Isaiah, the greatest emphasis is laid upon fulfilled prediction, and many future events are foretold: the deliverance of Jerusalem from Sennacherib in 701 B.C. (37:33-35) and the defeat of Damascus within three years by the Assyrian emperor in 732 B.C. (8:4, 7). Other events were not to take place until long after Isaiah ’s death; for instance, the fall of Babylon to the Medes and Persians ( 13:17), and the eventual desolation of Babylon which should render it an uninhabited and accursed site forever (13:19-20). Also, another long-range prediction was the coming of the glorious Light in a future generation (9:1-2), which was to be fulfilled by the ministry of Christ seven centuries later (Matt. 4:15-16). As for a foreknowledge of the Babylonian Exile, it should be pointed out that even chapter 6, which is acknowledged by all critics to be authentically Isaianic, points forward to the utter depopulation and devastation of Judah which took place under Nebuchadnezzar. Since Babylon was only a subject province of the Assyrian empire at the time of this prediction, the same accurate foreknowledge of future Chaldean supremacy must have been revealed to the eight-century Isaiah as appears in chapters 40-66. It should also be pointed out that the Babylon-centered chapters (40-48) do not appear without some advance preparation in the earlier part of Isaiah. As E. J. Young points out, chapters 1-39 constitute a “staircase, as it were, which gradually leads one from the Assyrian to the Chaldean period. The two belong together, since the former is the preparation for the latter, the latter is the completion of the former.” Furthermore, there is the testimony of 2 Chron. 36:23 and Ezra 1:2 that Cyrus himself believed the authenticity of the written prediction of Yahweh about himself.

Luke 8:28. Acts 8:34. And the literary resemblances of Isaiah II to the eighth-century prophet Micah are numerous and striking. 58:14).A careful examination of allusions about plants and animals in chapters 40-66 points unmistakably to the conclusion that it was composed in Palestine rather than in Babylon. 53:1 and Isa. 20). the New Testament demonstrates that Isaiah was the author of the entire book of Isaiah (Matt. Rom. Furthermore. Conclusively. and Christian Doctrine). L’Allegro. 6:9-10 at the same time. And it is also a fact that the name of Babylon occurs with less frequency in chapters 40-66 than in 1-39 (9 times in 139 and 4 times in 40-66). 10:16. . The author assumes that the cities of Judah are still standing (40:9. 3:3. 62:6) The different writing style between 1-39 and 40-66 cannot be a definite proof for the plural authorship of Isaiah because there has been a plenty of examples that a single author writes different styles in his works (John Milton’s Paradise Lost. The one who denies the single authorship of Isaiah has to deny reliability of the New Testament as well. the stylistic resemblances between Isaiah I and Isaiah II are numerous and striking (1:20. 40:5. John 12:38-41 quote Isa.

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