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“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. .” Isaiah 11:1-2

Isaiah: Based on the Collegeville Commentary, Leslie J. Hoppe

7:10-08:45 pm Thursday evenings

Isaiah, in Hebrew, means “Yahweh is salvation”, and his name summarizes the content of his writings. Isaiah is a central text of our faith, the coming of the Messiah. It has been referred to as the “Fifth Gospel” by many patristic authors. In the New Testament. Isaiah is quoted more than any other Old Testament text outside of the psalms.

  • 2:4 – “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks;”
  • 7:14 – “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman’u-el”
  • 9:6 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; Prince of Peace”
  • 11:6 – “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb”
  • 40:3 – “A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!”
  • 42:6 – “I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations”
  • 53:7 – “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth”
  • 61:1 – “He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted”
  • 65:17 – “I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;”


Lesson Session
02/20/2020 Introduction intro
The Book of the Judgments of God (Threat of Punishment)
02/27/2020 Chapters 1-4 1
03/05/2020 Chapters 5-11 2
03/12/2020 Chapters 12–19 3
03/19/2020 Chapters 20–27 4
03/26/2020 Chapters 28–32 5
04/02/2020 Chapters 33–39 6
04/09/2020 No Class – Holy Thursday
The Book of Consolation of Israel (Exile)
04/16/2020 Chapters 40:1–43:8 7
04/23/2020 Chapters 43:9–46:13 8
04/30/2020 Chapters 47:1–50:11 9
05/07/2020 Chapters 51:1–55:13 10
The Book of Consolation – the prophecies (Restoration)
05/14/2020 Chapters 56:1–61:11 11
05/21/2020 Chapters 62:1-66:24 12

To sign up for this course or to receive additional information please contact the rectory or:

Ken White, 301-879-6869 or

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