Isaiah Quiz

Downright Hard

  1. When Hezekiah became ill, Isaiah assured him that he would recover and that Yahweh would grant him fifteen more years. What remedy was used for his recovery?

  2. Learning that Hezekiah had recovered from his deathly illness, an envoy came from Babylon to congratulate him. Who led this envoy?

  3. The 'Immanuel Prophecy' ('Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son...') was given to Ahaz as a sign that the threat from the combined forces of Israel and Syria would not prevail. Name these two kings.

  4. Isaiah had a son named Shear-Jashub whom he was to take with him when he met Ahaz. Shear-Jashub himself was considered a sign to Ahaz because of the significance of his name. What does Shear-Jashub mean?

    The glory has departed
    Not my people
    A remnant shall return
    A Redeemer shall arise
  5. Yahweh instructed Isaiah to take a scroll and write a name on it as a sign to the people of Judah. The name he wrote was that of his other son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. What is the meaning of this name?

    Slow to punish, quick to pardon.
    Speed the spoil, hasten the prey.
    Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.
    Not by might but by my Spirit.
  6. Isaiah predicts that in the future Jerusalem will be a crown of glory and a lamp of righteousness even to the Gentiles. No longer would Jerusalem be called 'forsaken,' but she would be called by a new name. What is this new name?

  7. Isaiah assured Hezekiah that Jerusalem would not be invaded by Sennacherib, king of Assyria. What happened that caused Sennacherib to return home and not invade?

  8. Isaiah shows the utter foolishness of those who worship idols. This amusing summary is given in verses 9-20 of what chapter?

    Chapter 6
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 44
    Chapter 53
  9. In the Gospel of Matthew, we find it recorded that Jesus left Nazareth and dwelt in Capernaum (4:12-16). This fulfilled the word spoken by Isaiah, 'The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.' In what chapter of Isaiah do we find this prophecy?

    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9

  10. Isaiah contains perhaps the most spectacular prophecy in all the Old Testament. Through Isaiah, the Lord predicts the actual name of the king who will order the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile almost two hundred years before he is born. This prophecy is called 'The Cyrus Poem.' Where is it found in the book of Isaiah?

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