Isaiah 6 (Part 1)

We’re always looking for ideas to get the most out of Dr. Jeannie’s lessons. With this in mind, the following questions were provided by the Bible study group at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA. These questions are related to both Isaiah 5 & 6 and Isaiah 6 (Part 1).
  1. What are the differing views of Christians, Jews and Muslims as to whether or not Christ was a prophet? Did Christ think of himself as a prophet?
  2. What is a “call narrative”? What does Isaiah describe in Ch. 6, his own call narrative? What is the significance of the language he uses to describe this event?
  3. Where do we see Isaiah’s call narrative in liturgical services?
  4. What is significant about Isaiah’s description of the Seraphim? What is the first thing he describes about them? Why do they have 6 wings? Why do they cover their faces?
  5. What are St. Augustine’s words of wisdom regarding mankind’s understanding of God’s nature?
  6. How does St. John Chrysostom explain the statement in the Gospel of John that “No one has ever seen God” when Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Moses are described in the Bible as having seen God?
  7. Why won’t we be bored in heaven?

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