Death of Isaiah

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 22 2017 8:20 PM

I'm trying to do a search on how the Prophet Isaiah died.  What would be the best way to do this?  Thanks,

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 22 2017 8:31 PM

search isaiah NEAR martyrdom  or isaiah NEAR saw

Of course you're well outside the Bible, with the key issue, would a wood saw cut Isaiah in half.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2017 12:41 AM

Ignore Denise's "outside the Bible" comment and check the Erznka canon (Armenian) in the Canon Comparison tool.Stick out tongue Wink

Searches on "Lives of the Prophets", "Deaths of the Prophets", "Martyrdom of Isaiah" should get you useful results.


1He was of Jerusalem. He met his death at the hands of Manasseh, sawn in two,1 and was buried below the fountain of Rogel,2 hard by the conduit of the waters which Hezekiah spoiled (for the enemy) by blocking their course.3

2For the prophet's sake God wrought the miracle of Siloah; for before his death, in fainting condition he prayed for water, and it was sent to him from this source. Hence it was called Siloah, which means "sent."4

3Also in the time of Hezekiah, before the king made the pools and the reservoirs,5 at the prayer of Isaiah a little water came forth here, lest the city, at that time besieged by the Gentiles, should be destroyed through lack of water. 4For the enemy were seeking a drinking place, and as they invested the city they encamped near Siloah. If then the Hebrews came to the pool, water flowed forth; if the Gentiles came, there was none. Hence even to the present day the water issues suddenly,6 to keep the miracle in mind.

5Because this was wrought through the prayer of Isaiah, the people in remembrance buried his body near the spot, with care and high honor, in order that through his prayers, even after his death, they might continue to have the benefit of the water. Indeed, a revelation had been given them concerning him. 6His tomb, however, is near the tomb of the kings, behind the tomb of the priests on the side toward the south.

7Solomon constructed the tombs, which had been designed by David, on the east of Zion, where there is an entering road from Gibeon, the town twenty stadia distant from the city. He made a winding construction, its location unsuspected; even to the present day it is unknown to the most of the priests, and wholly unknown to the people.

8There the king kept the gold and the spices from Ethiopia. 9When Hezekiah showed to the Gentiles the secret of David and Solomon,7 and defiled the bones of his ancestors, therefore God laid upon him the curse, that his descendants should be in servitude to their enemies; and God made him to be childless, from that day.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2017 2:04 AM

Susan W. Murphy:
I'm trying to do a search on how the Prophet Isaiah died.  What would be the best way to do this?  Thanks,

The other answers you've been given are fine, but you need to know how he died in order to do those searches!

For a basic biographical detail, simply open the Factbook to the person you're interested in, an read a few of the dictionaries listed there. In this case, not all the dictionaries describe his death (because it isn't recorded in the Bible). But the Lexham Bible Dictionary (among others) does.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2017 6:58 AM

Oh, so now we have to put 'the real Bible' (not including the jewish Bible). Smile

I've always wondered about the wood saw. I just can't imagine the early readers had wood saws, but maybe so, for cutting up meat. The other alternative is a side-ref to Asherah ... Josiah did a whole LOT of burning.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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