The Book of Isaiah was written by Isaiah (the son of Amoz), who served as prophet between 740 - 701 BC. This was a critical period in the history of Israel when corruption was rampant. The Jews were breaking God's covenant and engaging in idolatry. Isaiah mentions Israel as falling to corruption. He says that there is hope for the people of Israel if they repent and mend their ways. In his dream, Isaiah saw God, who told him to preach to the people to remember and obey Him. He foretells of the fall of Israel and the exile of the Jews if they persist in their corrupt ways. However, he also talks of hope should the Israelites turn back to God. Having seen no hope, Isaiah follows the command of God and continues to preach. He also prophesizes the rebuilding of Israel after it is destroyed and the coming of a Messiah named Immanuel. Isaiah's prophecies kept coming true, including Jerusalem being attacked by the Assyrians and Babylonians, leading to its total destruction. What also came true was the return of the Jews to Jerusalem and the coming of Jesus Christ. Some words of Isaiah were passed down in the form of scrolls on which he had written and passed to his disciples. As prophesied, God sends Jesus Christ to spread His word and tell the Jews to turn away from the life of sin, but most of them do not. Jesus Christ experiences unbearable suffering at their hands and eventually dies. He is resurrected thereafter. After his resurrection, some people took heed and began to follow the path that he showed them. While this book emphatically speaks of God's judgement and the consequences of disobeying Him, it is also a story of hope, love, mercy, and salvation.