I’ve Got a Bible… Now What? Day 2

Read Isaiah 40:1-11

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Prophecy

A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’

Isaiah 40:3 (ESV)

Who is Isaiah?

Isaiah was a prophet during the 8th century BCE.

What is a prophet?

A prophet is a person who speaks for God.

What is important about this passage?

John the Baptist referred to this scripture.

 

Read Mark 1:1-8

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel. This is a book about Jesus.

…the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’

Mark 1:3 (ESV)

Who is John the Baptist?

He was a prophet. He called the people to repent and be baptized.

Who is John talking about?

Mark quotes from the book of Isaiah, which implies John is preparing the way for the Messiah.

What is important about this passage?

Mark links Jesus with Isaiah’s Messiah. John also mentions the Holy Spirit.

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