Isaiah the prophet lived in Jerusalem about 2700 years ago, during the time in which the Assyrian Empire conquered the northern part of the Jewish homeland. The book of Isaiah contains many prophecies that are interpreted by Christians (including us at this web site) as being about the Messiah Jesus Christ. Today, we can see with our own eyes that many of Isaiah's prophecies have found fulfillment with the worldwide dispersion of Jews, the worldwide persecution of Jews, the recent worldwide migration of Jews back to Israel during the past century, the recent re-establishment and restoration of Israel, and the worldwide impact that Jews have had on the world.
Below is a partial listing of Isaiah's prophecies.
There would be a son called God
Nations would seek the counsel of Jesse's descendant
Babylon would be attacked by the Medes
Babylon would be reduced to swampland
God promised to restore the Jews
He would perform miracles
The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger
The Messiah would be a light to Gentiles
Babylon's gates would open for Cyrus
God will never forget the children of Israel
Jesus was spat upon and beaten
The Messiah would be rejected
God's servant would die for our sins
Isaiah foreshadows the ministry of Jesus
To read more about Isaiah, click here for our Biblical people profile of the prophet Isaiah.