What is the “spirit of prophecy” that helps understand Isaiah?


Question: What is the “spirit of prophecy” that helps understand Isaiah?

Answer: As “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10), people to whom the Holy Ghost testifies that Jesus is the Christ have a greater advantage in understanding Isaiah’s words than those who don’t. That vertical approach, however, is but one of two Nephi mentions in 2 Nephi 25:4–5, the other being the letter of prophecy or “manner of the Jews.” Also needed for the Spirit to testify of a truth is the horizontal, Jewish approach of analyzing literary features, those that contain their own prophetic message over and above what we read on the surface

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The Isaiah Institute was created in the year 2000 by the Hebraeus Foundation to disseminate the message of the prophet Isaiah (circa 742–701 B.C.). Avraham Gileadi Ph.D’s groundbreaking research and analysis of the Book of Isaiah provides the ideal medium for publishing Isaiah’s endtime message to the world. No longer can the Book of Isaiah be regarded as an obscure document from a remote age. Its vibrant message, decoded after years of painstaking research by a leading authority in his field, now receives a new application as a sure guide to a rapidly changing world. To those who seek answers to today’s perplexing questions, the Book of Isaiah is God’s gift to humanity.

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