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Isaiah: In the Bible and the Book of Mormon

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Isaiah's teachings and literary symbolism come alive through this master teacher's careful explanations and comments. Never before has every verse of Isaiah been clarified in such a way and made easy to understand. Noted scholar David J. Ridges has spent 35 years teaching the scriptures and researching the material in this book. Noted gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings ...more
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Published February 1st 2002 by Bonneville
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Sally
Aug 09, 2009 Sally rated it really liked it
So far, I'm a fan of this guy's books. It's like having an Institute class at home whenever you need it.
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May 15, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Isaiah's teachings and literary symbolism come alive through this master teacher's careful explanations and comments. Never before has every verse of Isaiah been clarified in such a way and made easy to understand. Noted scholar David J. Ridges has spent 35 years teaching the scriptures and researching the material in this book. Noted gospel scholar David J. Ridges brings alive Isaiah's symbolism and literary imagery in Isaiah Made Easier, turning this often misunderstood book of scripture into ...more
Cameo
May 05, 2013 Cameo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really, really helpful in studying Isaiah! It contains all the chapters of Isaiah from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and the author clarifies the symbolism used, the pronouns (what/who each of them refer to), the historical information, etc. right along as you read. The author does not really give interpretations, which I appreciate, because that is really something that needs to be done through the Spirit. He simply makes the reading more understandable. My neighbor gave me the ...more
Julie
Nov 20, 2013 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this to help me with a religion class I am taking and it helped me to gain some clarity without leaving me overwhelmed. The author includes his personal reading insights embedded in the verses from Isaiah which was helpful, but not always as reader friendly as another format might have been. I have read Isaiah many times and have picked up bits and pieces so it was nice to see that sometimes what I thought was being said actually did align with what was being said. I also appreciated ...more
Sherrill
Jan 24, 2015 Sherrill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well Isaiah wasn't all that easier to understand but Ridges does do a great job of explaining it all. I love to read what he has to say as this is my fourth book in his series. After my trip to the holy land I became much more interested in finding out everything Old Testament. Our tour guide explained a lot and seeing it all made me have great visual images in my mind but of course there is still so much to know. This book cleared up a lot. I didn't quite understand how the Mount of Olives will ...more
Christin
Apr 21, 2010 Christin rated it it was amazing
If you have ever wanted to read Isaiah and understand it this is a fantastic book. It goes through verse by verse and explains/defines/summerizes what each verse says. It takes awhile to do but it is well worth the time. (Thanks Angie) I find myself really excited to get up and do my study time in the morning because it is really awesome. Isaiah is really cool!
Kristen
Dec 13, 2010 Kristen rated it really liked it
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Okay this commentary on Isaiah is not perfect. Sometimes I wondered about his translation/explanation and sometimes I just disagreed, but still it was helpful.

I am beginning to love Isaiah. It is hard. I don't understand it all, but the parts I do get are some of the most comforting things I've ever read.
Brian
Jul 30, 2008 Brian rated it did not like it
This book was lacking in any substance. It came across to me as the author's class notes while listening to a bland Gospel Doctrine teacher. Just ask your ward librarian for the Gospel Doctrine manual or something and you'd get more enlightenment (if that is anything).
Rosemary
Jun 29, 2008 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book that goes verse by verse and helps understand the words of Isaiah. I have been wanting to fill in the gaps and really loved this.
Ann Hollon
Jan 12, 2013 Ann Hollon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book helped me tremendously as I taught my seminary students The Old Testament. Enjoyed it as my companion book to my studies.
Lyndy
Oct 25, 2013 Lyndy rated it really liked it
I love all of David Ridges helpful books. This one is wonderful for learning to understand Isaiah. We've used it during our family scripture study with great results!
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Aug 05, 2008 Jeanette rated it really liked it
This book was very easy to read and helped a lot with my understanding of Isaiah. I would highly recommend it.
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“ISAIAH 50 Background This chapter can be compared with 2 Nephi 7. As with many other portions of Isaiah, this chapter speaks of the future as if it had already taken place. A major question here is who has left whom when people apostatize and find themselves far away from God spiritually. Another question that Isaiah asks is, essentially, “Why don't you come unto Christ? Has He lost His power to save you?” It is in this chapter that we learn that one of the terrible tortures inflicted upon the Savior during His trial and crucifixion was the pulling out of His whiskers (see verse 6). At the beginning of verse 1, the Lord asks, in effect, “Did I leave you, or did you leave me?” 0 likes
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