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Prophesy, History and Context as Explored through the Period of Isaiah's Prophecies
Religion and Theology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Clients Name Name of Professor Name of Class Date Prophesy, History and Context as Explored through the Period of Isaiah’s Prophecies Introduction The Old Testament has many purposes in the Christian religion, including giving prophetic context to the New Testament.
Understanding how the telling of history is given a focused purpose as it is related in the Bible provides meaning in revealing how Isaiah should be taken as a character, that his position is not about revealing who he was, but in how his presence was part of the revelation of God to readers of the histories and stories about his presence in the events. In understanding the context of the writing, that plot, place, and character are backdrops to the revelation of God allows the reader to understand that the focus is not on the events, but in how God is revealed in those events. Historical Background The background of the book of Isaiah is an essential part of understanding the meanings of the writings that are within the book. The historical background puts the writing into context, helping to inform the reader on which aspects were relevant to the contemporary and which are relevant to future events. Although not every part of any of the passages of the ancient writings can ever fully be identified as one or the other, there are some frameworks of meaning that are well known and can be related in order to help the reader interpret what is read. ...
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