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  • The Bible in minature…

    We come now to the book of Isaiah, considered by some to be the Bible in miniature¬† because there are 66 books of the Bible and Isaiah has 66 chapters. There are other ‘coincidences’ between the two that are curious as well. The Bible divides between the Old and the New Testaments as Isaiah also easily divides into two halves. The Old Testament has 39 books as the first division of Isaiah has 39 chapters. The New Testament has 27 books as the second half of Isaiah has 27 chapters. In the New Testament, the first person we find introduced is John the Baptist, crying in the wilderness, “prepare the way of the Lord.” The opening chapter of the second division of Isaiah, chapter 40, describes the ministry of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Messiah, as the voice crying in the wilderness, “prepare the way of the Lord.” The closing chapter of Isaiah deals with the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. So we also find in the last book in the New Testament, Revelation, deals with the same subject, the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. So as we study through Isaiah we will find that it often seems to capture the theme of all Scripture both Old and New. Isn’t God’s Word fascinating?!

    Blessings, Pastor Ed