As observed in & , only now with many more nations and peoples brought into view, the method of prophecy continues in declaring interchangeable objectives by shifting between different fulfillments of history and futurity. In Isaiah 14:28-23:18, the prophet Isaiah prophesies to Palestina (Isa. 14:28-32), Moab (Isa. 15:1-16:14), Damascus (Isa. 17:1-14), the Land beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Isa. 18:1-7), Egypt (Isa. 19:1-25), Egypt & Assyria (Isa. 20:1-6), concerning Babylon’s fall (Isa. 21:1-10), Dumah (Isa. 21:11-12), Arabia (Isa. 21:13-17), Judah (Isa. 22:1-25), and Tyre (Isa. 23:1-18). Nevertheless, suddenly, and without warning, amidst the declaration of purely historical events concerning God’s judgment of these nations and peoples, lo, the eyes of prophecy shift to look into the distant horizon of futurity in beholding the scenery of things as it shall be in the End of the World, during and after the Great Tribulation under Spiritual Babylon, during and after the 2nd Advent War of Christ, and during or after the 3rd Restoration Generation of the Jews in the Millennial Reign of Christ! Once again, we know these things in retrospect, and it is unrealistic to expect the ancient readers of these prophecies to interpret them on this wise. Consequentially, this makes for a complicated segment of prophecy.
It will take a good amount of studious labor until the complicated reading is simple and fluid to the mind of capable interpreters. However, let the reader be on the lookout for Isaiah’s historically transcendent end-time burden amidst the reading of ancient & multi-sensed prophecies. In summation, I entreat the reader to make the astounding discovery divinely intended in the giving of these prophecies: the final estate of the Jews (Isa. 14:30, 32) in prophesying to Palestina (Isa. 14:28-32); the final estate of the Jews (Isa. 16:5) in prophesying to Moab (Isa. 15:1-16:14), and, the final estate of Moab and the remnant thereof (Isa. 15:9, 16:14, Jer. 48:42-47); the final estate the Jews (Isa. 17:4, 6-8) and,2 moreover, the foresight of a divine intervention of miraculous defense on behalf of the Jews against adversarial “nations” (Isa. 17:12-14), all while prophesying to Damascus / Syria (Isa. 17:1-14); the final estate of the Jews (Isa. 18:2, 7) in prophesying to the Land beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Isa. 18:1-7); the final estate of the Jews, the Egyptians, and the Assyrians (Isa. 19:16-25) in prophesying to Egypt (Isa. 19:1-25); the final estate of Babylon and her idolatry according to Isaiah 21:9; the final estate of the Messiah’s Government typologically displayed in Eliakim the son of Hilkiah (Isa. 22:20-25); the final estate of Tyre (Isa. 23:17-18) in prophesying to Tyre (Isa. 23:1-18); and, the final estate of the whole earth & the Jews in accordance with Isaiah 24:1-26:6 in the foreseeing of the End of the World, the Great Tribulation under Spiritual Babylon, the 2nd Advent War of Christ, and or the 3rd Regathering & Restoration of the Jews in the Millennial Reign of Christ! In other words, these prophecies transcend history in describing things exclusive to futurity in the Last Days, despite the fact that these prophecies are embedded in prophetic utterances that are diversely historical.