Wednesday, July 6, 2011
July 6 -- Feast of Isaiah the Prophet
Good time for an Old Testament saint again, though there's no OT saint who's more important to the NT than Isaiah. A second stringer by Jewish standards, he jumps out to Christians as the harbinger of the Messiah. If there were any tradition of reincarnation among Christians, he'd have been the first life of John the Baptist. [NB. Reincarnation is not a Christian doctrine. Don't spread the word that hagiomajor reported that Isaiah and John were the same soul. It is not true. YOU DID NOT READ THAT HERE.]
The saint site that reported that July 6 is the feast of Isaiah did not have much to say about him except that King Manassas of Juda had him sawn in half. First, I love the participle. Second, I pictured the cut along the midriff, like GOB Bluth would do, but when I searched GoogleImages, I found him being cut bilaterally. Damn, son, that's an ugly cut, isn't it?
Posted by Tom Major at 4:00 AM