Isaiah 24:23

Hebrew Bible

21 At that time the Lord will punish the heavenly forces in the heavens and the earthly kings on the earth. 22 They will be imprisoned in a pit, locked up in a prison, and after staying there for a long time, they will be punished. 23 The full moon will be covered up, the bright sun will be darkened; for the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will rule on Mount Zion in Jerusalem in the presence of his assembly, in majestic splendor.

Jonathan Isaiah 24:23


21 And it shall come to pass at that time, that the Lord shall punish the mighty host that is dwelling in power, and the kings, the sons of men, who are dwelling upon the earth. 22 And they shall be utterly gathered for the prison, and they shall be shut up in the dungeon, and after many days they shall be remembered. 23 And they shall be confounded that worship the moon, and they shall be ashamed that worship the sun; because the power of the Lord of hosts shall be revealed in mount Sion, and before the elders of his people in glory.

 Notes and References

"... In the third type of affinity, characteristically targumic phrases appear within the New Testament. The best example is the central category of Jesus’ theology: the kingdom of God, which also appears in the form “kingdom of the Lord” in the Targumim (see Targum Onkelos Exodus 15:18; Targum Isaiah 24:23; 31:4; 40:9; 52:7; Targum Ezekiel 7:7; Targum Obadiah 21; Targum Zechariah 14:9). The first usage in Targum Isaiah (24:23) associates the theologoumenon [interpretation] of the kingdom of God with God’s self-revelation on Mount Zion, where his appearance is to occasion a feast for all nations (see 25:6–8). The association of the kingdom with a festal image is comparable to Jesus’ promise in Matt 8:11 and Luke 13:28–29 that many will come from the ends of the earth to feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of God ..."

Chilton, Bruce "From Aramaic Paraphrase to Greek Testament" in Evans, Craig A. (ed.) From Prophecy to Testament: The Function of the Old Testament in the New (pp. 23-43) Hendrickson Publishers, 2004

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