Publication: Avraham Gileadi, Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven. The best all-time comprehensive overview of Isaiah’s prophetic message for Judeo-Christian readers based on the analysis of Hebrew literary patterns: 357 pages. (First edition, Hebraeus Press, 2002; second edition, 2013). Softcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-910511-06-3. E-Book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-910511-21-7. MP3 download, $15.95.
Back Cover: Hitherto unseen literary evidence reveals a startling new dimension to the prophecy of Isaiah that predicts an endtime scenario under a cloak of Israel’s ancient history. Isaiah’s Hebrew Gospel parallels the New Testament’s teaching by revealing the path through which God empowers his children to ascend to the highest heaven.
From Avraham Gileadi: Only after ten years of post-doctoral work analyzing the Book of Isaiah’s literary features (see The Literary Message of Isaiah) did I feel justified in publishing a lay person’s version of Isaiah’s prophetic message. Isaiah Decoded, my most popular book, itself took five years. Having discovered how Isaiah transforms historical events into endtime events (using literary devices that entirely change the rules for interpreting his book), I wanted to turn these results into a beautiful and comprehensible guidebook for our day. Many diagrams illustrate Isaiah’s treasure trove of divine truths, which people down the ages intuitively or knowingly have called the greatest prophecy ever written.
- THE LADDER TO HEAVEN
- The Archtyrant, Candidate for Perdition
- Babylon, Rebels and Worshipers of Idols
- Jacob/Israel, Believers in a Creator–God
- Zion/Jerusalem, God’s Covenant People
- God’s Sons/Servants, Proxy Deliverers
- Seraphim, God’s Angelic Messengers
- Jehovah, The God of Israel, King of Zion
- Ascending the Ladder to Heaven
Excerpt: Because re-creation occurs on every level of the ladder, God’s creation is an unbroken, cyclical process that ensures that those lower may ascend higher. The many cycles or sequences of creation going on simultaneously on different spiritual and physical planes enable those whom God has created to pass through different phases of ascent and descent. From Isaiah’s perspective God’s creation could not have started with Adam and Eve, nor can it end with the earth’s millennial age. Compared with the ever-expanding cosmos and its countless hosts that God has created, what he has revealed of this earth is but a detail of a much bigger picture, a brief “moment in time” within an endless continuum.
Excerpt: Using his own day as a jumping-off point, Isaiah predicts a future world conquest and destruction involving a new king of Assyria/Babylon whom God empowers for the job. That king will resemble the ancient kings of Assyria and Babylon who conquered and destroyed much of the old world. Isaiah predicts this end-time scenario using a simple but effective technique: he organizes his writings using two entirely different kinds of literary structures simultaneously. The way the individual parts of these structures interrelate conveys its own prophetic message over and above what we read on the surface. That way of prophesying is more sophisticated than most, concealing multiple levels of meaning.