vs. 1-9. — THE BURDEN OF
next are very closely connected, and may be regarded as together
constituting “the burden of
that the bulk of the prophecy is quoted by Isaiah from an earlier writer, and
that he has merely modified the wording and added a few touches here and
there (so Gesenius, Rosenmüller, Hitzig, Maurer, Ewald, Knobel, and
Jeremiah is thought to have also based his “judgment of
(Jeremiah 48.) on the same early writing. But speculations of this kind are
in the highest degree uncertain, and moreover lead to no results of the
slightest importance. It is best, therefore, to regard Isaiah as the author of
these two chapters. Having threatened
upon the west, he turns to
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v. 3 - "every one shall howl, weeping abundantly"
Howling remains one of the chief tokens of
mourning in the east.
v. 4 - "his life shall be grievous unto him"
v. 5 - "My heart shall cry out for
people - a descendant of
Moabitess an ancestor of Christ