36:1–39:8 This historical bridge between chs. 1–35 and 40–66 directly parallels 2 Kin. 18:13–20:19. It records the fulfillment of Isaiah’s predictions that the Lord would judge Judah by bringing the Assyrian army to the gates of Jerusalem and would then judge that proud army by destroying it there, preserving a faithful remnant in the city. Hezekiah’s faith contrasts with that of his father, Ahaz. Hezekiah by faith accepted a sign when confronted with illness (30:7, 8); Ahaz refused to ask for a sign (7:12).