Isaiah (prophet)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Isaiah the Prophet
Isaiah the Prophet (יְשַֽׁעְיָ֣הוּ‎, yesha'eyahu; “the salvation of Yahweh”). Eighth-century bc prophet who foretells the salvation of Yahweh’s people, including a return from Babylonian captivity and an eventual return to Yahweh.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Isaiah (Person)
Isaiah (Person). Eighth-century (bc) prophet during the reigns of the Judean kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; author of the biblical Book of Isaiah (called Esaias in kjv NT). Isaiah was the son of Amoz (Is 1:1) and may have been King Amaziah’s brother. Growing up in Jerusalem, Isaiah received
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Isaiah (Person)
ISAIAH (Person) Eighth-century bc prophet during the reigns of the Judean kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; author of the biblical book of Isaiah. Isaiah was the son of Amoz (Is 1:1) and may have been a relative of King Amaziah. Growing up in Jerusalem, Isaiah received the best education the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ISAIAH. The Heb name of Isaiah is Ysha˓-yahu, meaning “Yahweh is (the source of) salvation.” It is fitting that his underlying message to God’s covenant nation is that salvation will come to them on the basis of divine grace and power and not by their own strength and religious works.The fact that Isaiah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ISAIAH (Heb. yeša‘yāhû, ‘Yahweh is salvation’), son of Amoz (Heb. ’āmôṣ, to be distinguished from the prophet Amos, Heb. ‘āmôs), lived in Jerusalem (Is. 7:1–3; 37:2). According to Jewish tradition, he was of royal blood; it has sometimes been inferred from the narratives and oracles of his book
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Isaiah [ī zāˊə] (Heb. yeša˓yāhû, yeša˓yâ “Yahweh is salvation”).† A major Old Testament prophet, whose ministry in and utterances against Jerusalem and Judah are recorded in the book of Isaiah.Little is known of the prophet’s background other than that he was the son of Amoz (Isa. 1:1). His
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ISAIAH (Hebrew, “the Lord is salvation”) The first of the four major prophets, to whom the book of Isaiah is attributed (see Isaiah, book of). Sirach 48:23–25 is an eloquent tribute to the prophet Isaiah:In his days the sun went backward,and he lengthened the life of the king.By the spirit of might
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Isaiah. The Hebrew prophet of the 8th cent. bc He exercised influence at the court of the kings of Judah, and took a prominent part esp. in foreign politics. Called to the prophetic office in the year of King Uzziah’s death (c. 740; Is. 6:1), he continued his prophetic work till the Assyrian invasion
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Isa´iah, the prophet, son of Amoz. The Hebrew name signifies Salvation of Jahu (a shortened form of Jehovah). He prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, Isa. 1:1, covering probably 758 to 698 b.c. He was married and had two sons. Rabbinical
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ISA´IAH (ī-zāʹya; “Jehovah saves”). Little information has come to us respecting the history of Isaiah. His father’s name was Amoz (Isa. 1:1), but we do not know of what tribe. Isaiah is thought to have lived in Jerusalem, near the Temple (chap. 6) and to have married a prophetess, by whom he had a
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Esaiasthe Greek form for Isaiah, constantly used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament (Matt. 3:3; 4:14), but in the Revised Version always “Isaiah.”
Isaiah(Heb. Yeshyahu, i.e., “the salvation of Jehovah”). (1.) The son of Amoz (Isa. 1:1; 2:1), who was apparently a man of humble rank. His wife was called “the prophetess” (8:3), either because she was endowed with the prophetic gift, like Deborah (Judg. 4:4) and Huldah (2 Kings 22:14–20), or simply