Vignette 1

Chapter 1
Israel’s ancient apostasy typifies an end-time apostasy, with salvation reserved for some who repent.

Chapter 2
The end-time restoration of Zion/Jerusalem contrasts Jehovah’s judgment of the world at his coming.

Chapter 3
Wickedness in society leads to anarchy, internal collapse, destitution, and invasion by enemies.

Chapter 4
In his Day of Judgment Jehovah preserves alive those whose names are inscribed in the Book of Life.

Chapter 5
Jehovah’s vineyard yields bad fruit, leading to Assyria’s invasion and covenant curses on offenders.

Chapter 6
Jehovah appears to Isaiah in the temple and sends him as a prophet to warn of imminent judgments.

Chapter 7
King Ahaz’ transgression of the terms of his covenant leads to a hostile world power gaining supremacy.

Chapter 8
A new Flood in the form of Assyria’s world conquest awaits all but those who find refuge in Jehovah.

Chapter 9
A fiery holocaust engulfs the land as leaders and people apostatize and Jehovah empowers his servant.

Chapter 10
Jehovah appoints the king of Assyria to despoil and destroy the wicked of his people and the nations.

Chapter 11
As an ensign to the nations Jehovah’s servant gathers a remnant of Israel and Judah in a new exodus.

Chapter 12
Songs of Salvation and exultation follow Jehovah’s deliverance of a remnant of his people in Zion.

Chapter 13
The Assyrian alliance destroys the wicked world that is Babylon as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

Chapter 14
The king of Assyria/Babylon conquers the world and ascends the heavens but his soul descends to Hell.

Chapter 15
Moab, a kindred people, suffers calamity in Jehovah’s Day of Judgment, their prayers to no avail.

Chapter 16
Moab’s prideful people receive three years’ warning before Jehovah destroys them and their land.

Chapter 17
Disaster overtakes the people of Ephraim and their allies for forgetting Jehovah and loving idols.

Chapter 18
People’s dread of Assyria’s world conquest is unfounded as Jehovah has prepared a way of escape.

Chapter 19
Although the world’s superpower Egypt suffers internal collapse, Jehovah delivers his covenanters.

Chapter 20
Assyria subjugates the superpower Egypt after Jehovah’s prophet–servant gives three years’ warning.

Chapter 21
Jehovah appoints a watchman to warn of Babylon’s imminent fall at the hands of the Assyrian alliance.

Chapter 22
Sports and amusement addicts suffer enemy invasion; Jehovah appoints his servant in place of another.

Chapter 23
Tyre, the world shipping empire with its magnates, comes to a sudden end in Jehovah’s Day of Judgment.

Chapter 24
Wickedness by the earth’s inhabitants leads to a cataclysmic destruction and collapse into chaos.

Chapter 25
Survivors of the earth’s catastrophic destruction sing praises when Jehovah does away with death.

Chapter 26
Unlike their oppressive rulers, the righteous survive the earth’s desolation while others resurrect.

Chapter 27
At his harvest of the earth’s wicked, Jehovah gleans out individually his people who bear good fruit.

Chapter 28
Ephraim and its prophets reap disaster for being delusional and for rejecting divine revelation.

Chapter 29
Unsealing the sealed Book of Isaiah overturns the learning of academics and exposes spiritual error.

Chapter 30
At Jehovah’s coming the rebellious suffer destruction but those who prove loyal enjoy deliverance.

Chapter 31
Those who trust in Egypt’s military might rely on an arm of flesh as Jehovah alone is all-powerful.

Chapter 32
Jehovah guides and protects the just but he turns the tables on perverse preachers and complacent women.

Chapter 33
Jehovah preserves the righteous at his coming but the wicked of his people and the nations burn up.

Chapter 34
The nations are slaughtered and their lands laid waste in Jehovah’s day of vengeance on behalf of Zion.

Chapter 35
At the new exodus to Zion the righteous regenerate and the desert blooms, heralding Jehovah’s coming.

Chapter 36
The king of Assyria invades many lands and lays siege to a remnant of Jehovah’s people in Jerusalem.

Chapter 37
As King Hezekiah intercedes on behalf of his people Jehovah delivers them from the besieging Assyrians.

Chapter 38
When interceding with Jehovah on behalf of his people against Assyria, Hezekiah suffers nearly to death.

Chapter 39
Upon his recovery from illness and Jehovah’s victory over Assyria, Hezekiah gains notoriety.

Chapter 40
Having spiritually ascended, Zion/Jerusalem declares good tidings to those who have yet to ascend.

Chapter 41
Jehovah’s righteous servant, who hails from the east, leads Jacob/Israel’s returnees in a new conquest.

Chapter 42
Jehovah’s appointing his servant as a light to the nations leads to a new exodus or to captivity.

Chapter 43
Jehovah’s people who repent of idolatry return in a new exodus from the four directions of the earth.

Chapter 44
Jehovah’s servant resembles Moses and Cyrus in dissuading people from idols and rebuilding the temple.

Chapter 45
Jehovah’s servant resembles David and Cyrus in restoring Jehovah’s people and routing their enemies.

Chapter 46
Jehovah sends his servant as a bird of prey to turn his errant people from idolatry to righteousness.

Chapter 47
The Harlot Babylon, who rules as Mistress of Kingdoms, descends into the dust in Jehovah’s Day of Judgment.

Chapter 48
Jehovah’s servant calls on Jacob/Israel to forsake its idols and return in a new exodus out of Babylon.

Chapter 49
Jehovah empowers his servant after he is rejected to restore his people and to implement their new exodus.

Chapter 50
Jehovah’s servant meets hostility from those who sell themselves, who light their way with mere sparks.

Chapter 51
Jehovah empowers his servant as an arm of righteousness to deliver his people in an exodus to Zion.

Chapter 52
Jehovah’s servant and Zion’s watchmen accomplish Zion’s restoration beginning with a new exodus.

Chapter 53
Jehovah’s descent phase as a sacrificial lamb (before his ascent as King of Zion) atones for transgressors.

Chapter 54
Jehovah’s millennial covenant is a composite of all covenants he made with his people and with individuals.

Chapter 55
As a witness and lawgiver to the nations, Jehovah’s servant mediates the new covenant with his people.

Chapter 56
Jehovah curses the blind watchmen of his people but exalts his servants who hold fast to his covenant.

Chapter 57
Jehovah gathers the righteous from among the wicked whose practices turn cultic and perverse.

Chapter 58
Relieving the oppressed and observing the Sabbath sanctify fast days and beget covenant blessings.

Chapter 59
Jehovah’s coming spells retribution for deceivers and predators but deliverance for those who repent.

Chapter 60
At the return to Zion of kings and peoples, Jehovah transforms the land and the millennial age begins.

Chapter 61
For having endured shame those whom Jehovah’s servant endows receive a twofold millennial inheritance.

Chapter 62
Zion/Jerusalem’s watchmen cry to Jehovah day and night as they prepare the way for Jehovah’s coming.

Chapter 63
At his coming, Jehovah takes vengeance on those whom he had redeemed but who yet rebelled against him.

Chapter 64
As Jehovah’s coming draws near, transgressors suffer for their misdeeds at the hands of their enemies.

Chapter 65
As the millennial age approaches, blessings and curses separate Jehovah’s servants from their oppressors.

Chapter 66
Cultic practices and persecution by ecclesiastical leaders coincide with Zion’s rebirth before Jehovah comes.


Dr. Gileadi’s work will render obsolete almost all the speculations of Isaiah scholars over the last one hundred years, enabling scholarship to proceed along an entirely new line, opening new avenues of approach for others to follow”—Professor Roland K. Harrison, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada.

“Only one who is truly at home not only with the Hebrew but with the ancient manner of biblical thought could have produced such an insightful and ground-breaking book”—Professor S. Douglas Waterhouse, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

“Dr. Gileadi has achieved a major breakthrough in the investigation of a book of such complexity and importance as the Book of Isaiah”—Professor David Noel Freedman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Dr. Gileadi has clearly demonstrated his mastery of the Book of Isaiah and of the scholarly literature dealing with it”—Professor Ronald Youngblood, Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego, California.

“Dr. Gileadi is the only LDS scholar I know of who is thoroughly competent to teach the words of Isaiah”—Professor Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. (1. 6. 2003)

“Dr. Gileadi’s translation [of the Book of Isaiah] is clear and smooth, allowing the reader to appreciate the power and beauty of Isaiah as conveyed in the Hebrew original”—Professor Herbert M. Wolf, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

“Dr. Gileadi has produced a translation of the Book of Isaiah which is modern in its linguistic approach, but which also preserves all the values of more traditional renderings. This constitutes an advance upon other modern translations”—Professor R. K. Harrison, Editor-in-Chief, New King James Version.

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