Book of Isaiah Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Isaiah Chapter by Chapter Summary.




DATE WRITTEN: 740 – 680 BC

AUTHOR: Isaiah


The Coming Messiah. Prophecies respecting Christ and his kingdom. God’s judgment will ultimately end with a joyful triumph of his grace.


Amoz, Isaiah, Shear Jashub, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, Kings of Judah, King Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah and Manasseh.


6:8: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!

7:14: Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

14:12-13: How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.

53:5-6: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

65:25: The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, says the LORD.


Isaiah is the first of the 17 books of the Prophets. Among the prophets who left behind books, Isaiah is generally considered the greatest. Historically, Isaiah wrote during the period of 4 kings of Judah when the Assyrian Empire was at its height. The book’s 66 chapters correspond to the 66 books of the Bible. The first 39 chapters deal with events that correspond to the 39 books of the Old Testament while the last 27 chapters, with their emphasis on the coming Messiah sound much more like the New Testament. Isaiah was a prophet of Judah around 740 B.C. For around fifty years he revealed many of his thoughts and visions. Prophetically, Isaiah speaks of the rise and fall of the Babylonian Empire and the return of the people under the Persian King Cyrus. The book of Isaiah describes God’s sovereign majesty and redemptive love for his people. It reveals God’s judgment and salvation and that God cannot allow sin to go unpunished. Isaiah portrays God’s impending judgment as a consuming fire. Isaiah’s primary focus was the coming judgment on the southern kingdom of Judah due to its idolatry, apostasy and wickedness. Only because of the Lord’s mercy and His promise to Israel, God will not allow Israel or Judah to be completely destroyed. More than any other book of the OT, Isaiah focuses its theme on the salvation that will come through the Messiah. The Messiah will one day rule in justice and righteousness Chapter 9:7 and 32:1. Chapter 9 is often read at Christmas time as the prophet says, “For unto us a child is born. In the synagogue in Nazareth Jesus read the opening of Isaiah 61 and then proclaimed, “Today this