Posted by: thaishin | December 11, 2015

Prophesied by name

Isaiah 45

1Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;  -kjv

1“This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:  -niv

1The Lord says this to Cyrus, His anointed, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, to disarm kings, to open the doors before him and the gates will not be shut:  -hcsb

Observations and comments:

  1. King Cyrus was named in this prophecy of Isaiah 45:1. Isaiah was written around 700 BC and Cyrus the great came and had his victory over the Babylonians in 539 BC, around 160 years later. King Cyrus was used by God to liberate the Israelites from the Babylonians.
  2. King Cyrus was also mentioned in Ezra. Isaiah was written a bit earlier than Ezra.
  3. Daniel was reading the book of Jeremiah, so he was probably reading Isaiah.
  4. Were Ezra and Daniel contemporaries? Ezra was slightly later than Daniel, maybe in the later days of Daniel’s life as Ezra’s time period and Daniel’s time period overlap.

Heard this over moody radio openline on Dec 5, 2015.




  1. Certain section of the Old Testament is so interesting especially if you enjoy history. What could be more interesting and educational than reading about the prophets, the peoples, and the beginning of our world?

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