Is 7:1-12 Judah Shaken by Samaria and Damascus

Isa 7:1 And it happened in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not overcome it.
Isa 7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is allied with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the woods are moved (shaken) by the wind.

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Notes
v.1a And it happened in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah,

About 738 BC (see 1 Kings 16:5 and 2 Chron. 28:5) apparently the Invasion occurred twice when Pekah, the King from Israel (10 Northern Tribes) and Rezin, the King of Aram (Syria) marched up to fight against the weakened Judah.

But they could not prevail. The beseiged Ahaz in 2 Kings 16:5 but now they are threatened by Assyria.

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v.2. And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is allied with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the woods are moved (shaken) by the wind.

Notes : The House of David is the Royal House of the Kings descendants of David. Ephraim though a tribal name of one of the Ten Northern  tribes also refers to the Kingdom of Israel in Samaria.

Aram was in alliance with Ephraim and was probably set up in camp in Ephraim.

And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the woods are moved (shaken) by the wind.

Not only was Ahaz’s knees knocking together but the whole population was scared by the bad news. They trembled with great consternation and alarm.

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Application how would you feel if an enemy came invading your land, killing and taking POWs. I guess that you would just be like the rest of us.

In reality there will be an escalation of Conflicts and rumours as we approach the return of Christ.

Mat 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must occur; but the end is not yet.

Luk 21:9 But when you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified, for all these things must first occur, but the end is not at once.

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