Character in Context

Episode 52: Isaiah and the Messiah 16–The Third Zion Song–Rejoice! Your Husband Reigns!

March 20, 2020

This chapter looks rather odd when it isn't taught as the (almost) grand finale to Isaiah 40-55 but when taught in context, it is a real tear-jerker. We are invited into the joy and relief of a desperate woman who has been deserted, scorned and bereft as her husband returns for her and restores her to his side. What a love story!

We'll also be talking about another "manufactured controversy" about the word ba'al--because that is what Yahweh calls Himself here. Uh oh...