A Few of the Isaiah Prophecies that SCARE Bible Doubters

Around the 8th century B.C., the major prophet of the Jewish Scriptures, Isaiah, made a good number of prophecies that concerned his own existence as a Judean under Assyrian rule in the 8th century B.C. Many of his prophecies would be fulfilled over a hundred years later when Babylon overtook Assyria - and then after …

Jesus, the Light to the Gentiles: Fulfilled Prophecies by Isaiah

Around the time of the Assyrian exile of the Hebrews in the 8th century B.C., the prophet Isaiah wrote some very specific prophecies that described the way King Cyrus would permit the Jews to return to their land from the Babylonian exile in the 6th century B.C. The divine implications of such prophecies are as …

Deutero Isaiah’s Faulty Premise and Logic

In a prior blog, I shared a quote from a critical scholar called Ulrich Berges on the book of Isaiah that made clear the faulty premise upon which the Deutero Isaiah theories are based, which is that fulfilled prophecies aren't possible. Access that blog here: https://christian-apologist.com/2021/10/25/evidence-of-a-dogmatic-anti-theistic-originator-of-the-deutero-isaiah-theory/?preview_id=3205&preview_nonce=4c93ae6e04&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=3165 This blog continues this discussion with several rebuttals to …

Evidence of a Dogmatic, Anti-Theistic Originator of the Deutero Isaiah Theory

It has been my hunch that scholars who originated the Deutero Isaiah theory in the 18th century did so because of the theological implications of prophecies, which give them hemorrhoidal levels of discomfort. To scholars with atheistic leanings, fulfilled prophecies are impossible, so they simply date the authorship of those prophecies to the time in …

Josephus Debunked Critical Scholars’ Late Dating Claims of Daniel and Isaiah

Around the 1800s, "critical" scholars in German universities realized the divine implications of fulfilled prophecies in the Bible, so rather than accept their possibility, they produced theories to discredit the original authorship and dating of books by Isaiah, Daniel, and others. Their theories are often complicated (such as proposing multiple authors over centuries and mysterious …

A Little History on a Faulty “Scholarly” Notion: Deutero Isaiah

The faulty notion that the book of Isaiah had multiple authors over centuries (rather than a single author ~700 BC) was first shoveled into Biblical thought by Abraham Ibn Ezra in 1145 AD. Before that, everyone (including numerous people in the New Testament, such as Jesus, John, and Paul) attributed the book to a single …

English Translations of Psalm 22:16, 110:1; Isaiah 53:11, John 3:16, and Acts 8:37

Some English translations of the Bible are superior to others but no one translation is always the best. It seems evident that we may have some wolves in sheep's clothing on the translation committees of some English versions of the Bible, such as the NRSV. In this blog, I make a case for reading multiple …