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Sunday Sermon – January 09 2022

JANUARY 09 2022

Readings

Isaiah 43: 1-7

The context of this section of Isaiah deals with the return from exile in Babylon to Judah.  Verses 3and 4 refer to the parts of Africa that had been conquered by the Persians and verses 5 and 7 describe a return from all directions. [1]  We know that people were taken into exile in Babylon, but they would have undoubtedly spread to all parts of the Babylonian empire.  So Isaiah is predicting a return of Jews from all parts of the empire, just as Jews returned to Israel after World War Two and in doing so displaced the Palestinian people. Continue reading Sunday Sermon – January 09 2022