Isaiah the ProphetIsaiah - Arguably the greatest prophet of the Old Testament.  His book stands out as a masterpiece of poetry, prose, prophecy and history.  And at 66 chapters, it is one of the longest in the Bible, covering some 60 years of history.  Despite this, not a lot is known about the prophet personally.  He identifies himself as the son of Amoz and his ministry covered the reigns of four kings of Judah; Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah (Is 1:1).  He was married and had two sons (vss 7:3 & 8:3).  Perhaps he figures so prominently in the Old Testament record because of the times in which he lived.


"The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  Now it will come about in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it.  And many peoples will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us concerning His ways and that we may walk in His paths.'  For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.  And he will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war." (Isaiah 2:1-4, NASB)