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Isaiah

[ahy-zey-uh or, esp. British, ahy-zahy-uh] /aɪˈzeɪ ə or, esp. British, aɪˈzaɪ ə/
noun
1.
Also called Isaiah of Jerusalem. a Major Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Isa.
3.
a male given name.
Origin of Isaiah
From the Hebrew word yəshaʿyāhū literally, Yahweh's salvation
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British Dictionary definitions for Isaiah

Isaiah

/aɪˈzaɪə/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
the first of the major Hebrew prophets, who lived in the 8th century bc
2.
the book of his and others' prophecies
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Word Origin and History for Isaiah

masc. proper name, name of a biblical prophet, from Hebrew Yesha'yah, abbreviated form of Yesha'yahu, literally "salvation of the Lord," from yesha, yeshua "salvation, deliverance."

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Isaiah in Culture
Isaiah [(eye-zay-uh)]

A major Israelite prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah; the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament is attributed to him. In the New Testament, his prophecies are treated as predictions of many of the details of the life and death of Jesus. (See Good Shepherd.)

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