Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
MESSIAH WILL CONFOUND THE WISE
After the northern tribes of Israel had fallen at the hands of the Assyrians, Isaiah was comforting the country with most detailed prophecies of the coming Messiah. Messiah would confound the wise and the enemy’s entire kingdom when He would die on the cross and rise again from the dead leaving His Holy Spirit within believers to replicate Himself throughout the Church. Thus the victory is beyond the comprehension of the natural mind, but available to the humble, as stated in James 4:6, God gives grace to the humble.
SENNACHERIB THREATENS JERUSALEM
710 BC (U)
Isa 29:14 Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
CHRIST THE WISDOM AND POWER OF GOD
1Co 1:19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
1Co 1:20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1Co 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system. ** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.