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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Norman Low

Recently, our Sunday school class studied Isaiah. Except for a few chapters, we weren’t familiar with the message of the book. As a long book, it got pretty tedious at times hearing about judgment in the first 39 chapters before a change in tone in the rest of the book. Thus, Isaiah points to the directedness of history that is inherent in the Hebraic map. Reading Isaiah 60 today is almost laughable in the eyes of those without a commitment to this worldview. The desire of most countries is just the end of hostilities so that business will grow. The longer-term vision of the Hebraic leader is that God is at work and will cause his purpose to be fulfilled. What is significant is that Israel will not dominate the world, but rather, be an attraction. Specific nations are mentioned in this passage as being preserved. God will draw people rather than the wealth of the land. The image as presented in this chapter is as revolutionary today as it was in Isaiah’s time.