Isaiah Healing Oil
Isaiah Healing Oil was the 8th-century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named.
Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as “the prophet”, but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and the actual prophet Isaiah is complicated.
The first verse of the Book of Isaiah states that Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah (or Azariah), Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah.
According to some modern interpretations, Isaiah’s wife called “the prophetess”, either because she endowed with the prophetic gift. Like Deborah and Huldah, or simply because she was the “wife of the prophet”. They had two sons, naming the eldest Shear-jashub, meaning “A remnant shall return”. And the youngest, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, meaning, “Spoil quickly, plunder speedily.”
Isaiah receives his vision of the Lord’s house. A stained glass window at St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Soon after this, Shalmaneser V determined to subdue the kingdom of Israel, taking over and destroying Samaria (722 BC). So long as Ahaz reigned, the kingdom of Judah untouched by the Assyrian power. But when Hezekiah gained the throne, he encouraged to rebel “against the king of Assyria”, and entered into an alliance with the king of Egypt.
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying: “Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Whereas thou hast prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria,
this is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him: The virgin daughter of Zion hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
Whom hast thou taunted and blasphemed? And against whom hast thou exalted thy voice? Yea, thou hast lifted up thine eyes on high, even against the Holy One of Israel!”
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