Sunday, November 28, 2010

TURMOIL IN ISAIAH

It only took my reading Isaiah, chapters 1-12 about six times before I untangled the mess Judah was in.  So, here it is:  Assyria attacks Israel and Syria, Judah refuses to join Israel and Syria against Assyria so Judah is attacked by Israel and Syria in retaliation.  Judah asks Assyria for help and Israel is attacked and falls.  Judah makes no new alliances and God rewards them by destroying Assyria.  Judah shows their temple treasure to the ambassadors from Babylon and this leads to the eventual capture of the Judeans and the Babylonian Exile.  YAY!  I GET IT!