Isaiah 1 Genesis
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken,
I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me
The numerous links between Genesis and Isaiah result
primarily from their shared position on the first Spoke of the Wheel. The
set of secondary links, or fine structure, emerges when Isaiah is viewed as an image
of the Bible, an internal Canon, a Wheel within the Wheel. These are the links between
Isaiah Chapter 1 and Genesis which will be examined in this article.
The overall structure is quite obvious, as noted in the
Introduction. The primary correspondence is between
chapters of Isaiah and the Books of the Bible. Links of this nature are one-dimensional
and are represented as follows:
|Thematic Link: Creation|
|Isaiah 1Book 1 (Genesis)|
Using gnotation this link is represented as:
|Thematic Link: Creation|
|PIsaiah( 1 ) PBible( 1 )|
If this geometric notation is not clear to you, please read the article on
When we look closer at the relation between Genesis and Isaiah 1, we see that
there is an even finer level of detail, a kind of fine structure that links the
sequence of verses in Isaiah 1 to the sequence of chapters of in Genesis. In other words
there is a two-dimensional correlation.
The entire sequence of the first 9 chapters of Genesis - Creation (1),
God's Children (2), Sin (3), Corruption (4, 5, 6), Judgment (7), and Remnant (8, 9) -
is reiterated in order in the sequences of the verses of Isaiah 1.
This is an extremely detailed series of first order projective links from the
3D Bible onto the 2D plane of Isaiah:
PBible(1, N, x) ==> PIsaiah(1, N)
N represents the chapter of Genesis and its corresponding verse in Isaiah 1, and x
is a wildcard for the third dimension of the 3D Bible that is lost in the projection.
The table below
shows lists the major links. But first we need to note that the first verse of Isaiah is an introduction that names
the prophet. We read:
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in
the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
The prophecy proper starts in verse 1.2:
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought
up children, and they have rebelled against me.
This verse naturally falls into three segments, which correlate with the first three chapters
of Genesis. This causes a slight "diffraction" through
the second verse of Isaiah 1, as shown below:
The three segments of Isaiah 1.2 are denoted as 2a, 2b, and 2c in the table.
The left column contains the full text of Isaiah 1.2 - 1.9. The right column
contains selected verses from Genesis 1 - 9 that exhbit the thematic correlation. The x
in the 3D Bible Points on the right is used to represent the 3rd dimension that I didn't feel needed
to be specified since the verses come from various parts of the corresponding chapters.
Hear, O heavens, and
give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken,
|PBible(1, 1, x)
In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth. ... And God said ...
And God said ... And
God said ...
|Children of God||PIsaiah(1, 2b):
I have nourished and
brought up children,
|PBible(1, 2, x)
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward
in Eden; and there he put the man whom he
had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant
to the sight, and good for food ... And they were both naked, the man and his
wife, and were not ashamed.
|Rebellion and The Fall||PIsaiah(1, 2c-3):
and they have
rebelled against me. 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his masterís crib: but
Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
[Note: here God's people
do not know, which is the mirror of the consequence of the Fall.]
|PBible(1, 3, x)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to
the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof,
and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the
eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed
fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
|Murder and The Evil Seed||PIsaiah(1, 4)
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of
Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
[Note this links with the first
occurence of anger in the Bible. Also, recall Matt. 5:
anger is as the sin of murder.]
|PBible(1, 4, x)
And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell ... And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when they were in
the field, that Cain rose up against Abel
his brother, and slew him.
[Recall 1 John: "Cain was of the evil one."]
|Sin Sick People||PIsaiah(1, 5)
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye
will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint
|PBible(1, 5, x)
This is the book of the generations of Adam ... and Adam died ...
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it;
but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores:
they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment
|PBible(1, 6, x)
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every
imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at
his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the
face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls
of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
|Destruction and Desolation||PIsaiah(1, 7)
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land,
strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
|PBible(1, 7, x)
And the flood was forty days upon the earth ... And every living substance
was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the
creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth:
and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
|The Ark Rests||PIsaiah(1, 8)
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in
a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
|PBible(1, 8, x)
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in
the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from
off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
behold, the face of the ground was dry.
|The Lord's Remnant||PIsaiah(1, 9)
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been
as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
|PBible(1, 9, x)
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and
of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every
beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall
all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any
more be a flood to destroy the earth.