Isaiah was born in the 8th century BC to Amos of noble descent. Isaiah grew up in Jerusalem. Very little is known about his mother and childhood. There is no information about Isaiah’s early life in any archives.
Born: Kingdom of Judah
Full name: Isaiah
Children: Maher-shalal-hash-baz, Shear-jashub
Isaiah was married to a woman whose name was 'the prophetess’ because she was endowed with the prophetic gift. They were blessed with two sons named Shear-washtub and Maher-shalal-hash-baz. Isaiah’s prophetic ministry was carried forward by his wife, which justified her name wife of ' Isaiah, the prophet'.
A Judean Prophet, Isaiah was a strong advocate of Christian faith. The turning point in Isaiah's life was a vision that he saw in his dreams. Isaiah was fully committed to his calling. He firmly believed that God was the creator who guides human beings in their Christian walk.
Isaiah envisioned the days to come much ahead of time. Isaiah proclaimed that the Messiah was God’s anointed, a perfect ruler, who would finally establish peace among men. The Messianic ideology became a spiritual goal for harmonious human co-existence. Isaiah warned God as an author of our lives who will be displeased when faith in him is challenged.
Maintaining a good relationship with the royal, Isaiah took active part giving guidance to the higher authority. He did not mince his words when it came to being outspoken and truthful. He believed in calling a spade a spade. Corruption which was rampant angered Isaiah; he made it a point to oppose it.
There is no concrete evidence pointing to Isaiah's death, it is widely believed he died during the reign of King Manasseh. The Jerusalem Talmud says Isaiah met with a cruel end. In hiding from the cruel king Isaiah hid in the hollow of a tree. A soldier was ordered to cut up the tree into half, which sawed Isaiah into two halves.
saiah recorded his prophecies in writing, which is one of the books in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. His prophecies stung at the heart of Judah who was deeply rooted in idolatry and corruption. He predicted the Babylonian exile and return under Cyrus. His book embodied both political and religious views. His heart bled for the people of Judah. He preached doom and punishment for the people of Judah unless they followed his advice.