TORAH-ADONAI (תּוֹרָה־אֲדוֹנָה) AS THE SECRET OF ISAIAH’S VISION OF PEACE (ISA 2:2-4): AN ESCHATOLOGICAL DISCOURSE

Luke E. Ugwueye, Philip M. Igbo

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Peace is an ever enduring objective of life sought after by all rational beings. Faith men of all times cling to peace as God’s cardinal teaching for societal building and stability. Isa 2:2-4 makes the link between the observance of Yahweh’s torah and the enthronement of peace in the society. Using the prophetic ‘far-off’(futurism) and historicism models of interpreting Isaiah’s vision, the study points up the torah as the (hr'At) secret of peace, the instrument of right judgment (jP'v.mi) , the foundation of the new social order and as a moral guide, directing people to higher values now and in the future time. Before the law there was chaos and no peace; under the law, it was fractional and half-done peace but under the messiah, whose period marks the last and final dispensation in Jewish division of the times, it is all encompassing peace for everyone. This universal religion of Isaiah’s vision of peace, as the study shows, has the truths and nuclei of torah-adonai as its bottom line. It is prophetically designed for the transformation of man by God for the peace of all and it will continue until the accomplishment of all things.

 

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