Isa 22

22:1–25 An oracle of judgment concerning the Valley of Vision, Jerusalem. The placement of an oracle concerning Jerusalem in the midst of oracles against foreign nations may be explained by the historical association of Jerusalem with Babylon. Jerusalem had trusted in Babylon during the Assyrian hegemony, but ultimately was taken into captivity by her former ally. The occasion may be Ashdod’s rebellion and the Assyrian campaign in 711 b.c., or the lifting of the siege on Jerusalem after the devastation of Judah in 701 b.c.