This lesson was covered by Brother Dave while we were out of town, so instead of our usual video check out Part 2 of The Bible Project's series on the book of Isaiah (see also my note below*).
Revised Teaching Outline
For more on Isaiah, check out our Introduction and the rest of the series.
[*One additional note on the video. The narrator mentions that there are two views on who wrote Isaiah 40-66: (A) Isaiah himself, before the exile or (B) his disciples after the exile. Although the video prefers Option B, I think the case is stronger for Option A. The strongest reason for this is also the simplest: when Jesus quotes both parts of Isaiah (53:1 then 6:1) in John 12:38-41, he attributes both passages to Isaiah himself. That’s pretty strong ground to stand on! For more on this question, check out The ESV Study Bible’s treatment in their “Introduction to Isaiah: Date” as well as their commentary on Isaiah 40:1-55:3.]