The only book in the Bible that has been called "The Fifth Gospel"

Anita Durairaj

There is an extra book in the Bible that has been called the Fifth Gospel by some biblical scholars. Unlike the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Fifth Gospel is a book in the Old Testament.

The book of Isaiah has been called the Fifth Gospel because it speaks of the "Messiah" just as much as the other four Gospels.

According to Professor N.T. Wright, the book of Isaiah matters because it is about Christ and the church and it prophesies what is to come instead of what has already taken place.

Christians maintain that the writings in the book of Isaiah herald the coming of Christ and that the predictions are fulfilled in Christ's arrival.

The book of Isaiah was not just written by Isaiah. It has been attributed to multiple authors but Isaiah was obviously the prophet behind most of the writings.

Biblical scholars believe that Isaiah was a historical figure who lived in the eighth century. He wrote much about events that had not yet taken place. The book mentions the destruction of Israel by the Babylonians, the captivity of the Jews in Babylon, and the construction of a temple.

Scholars mention that there are at least 3 distinct timelines in the book and each timeline is separated by a very large time gap that the book could not have been written by one person. There are also stylistic differences in sections of the book.

The oldest copy of Isaiah was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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