Isa 17 & 18

By Chee Eng

Syro Ephromite war
Ahaz allied with Assyrians

Target audience is
Agricultural illustration
V4-7
Damascus and Israel will loose its fertility
Unfit for humans
V3
they share the disappearance of glory
V9-11
Even with the best of human technique. The crops will not grow.
V12-14
Summary statement for the gentiles
V14
Referring to Hezekiah and the death of 185 000. When God sent an angel to wipe out the Assyrians (Sencharib)

Applications
Do we compromise?
Futility to trust in earthly alliance – they will come to ruins.
Only trust on God.

Chp 18

Cush
Just conquered Egpyt
South of Egypt
Ethiopia
North of Africa
Cushites going up to conquer the Assyrians
Cushites sending envoys to Juda
This alliance is the judgement
V7
Ehtiopian unic – partially fufilled

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