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ISAIAH’S VISION OF YHWH’S WORD AS BASIS FOR WORLD PEACE (ISAIAH 2:2-5)

Date of Publication: 04/12/2021
Publication Type: Article

Description / Abstract:

In this essay, the prophetic text of Isaiah 2:2-5 is interpreted and proposed as a guide to achieving
sustainable peace in the contemporary world. The quest for a new world order of peace has
characterized different ages of human existence. It is a basic feature in the biblical literature, most
especially in the prophetic books. In Isaiah, particularly, one finds a positive thrust towards a future
idealized as a return to paradise. Isaiah’s vision of the future of humanity is so optimistic that people
have often regarded it as utopian. In the present text, the prophet postulates a new order of
economic, social and religious security based on a radical spiritual and moral reorientation. The
essay employs critical and contextual approaches in the analysis of the text.