The purpose of this thesis is to examine whether Isaiah 19:1-15 has any relevance and implications for contemporary Africa. Isaiah 19:1-15 is used as the anchor text to explore the possible reasons why God responds to Egypt with acts of judgment. This examination requires a thorough analysis of the chosen text, taking into consideration authorship, audience, historical and theological context, as well as an understanding of the mechanics of the prophetic ministry. Of the four reasons which are presented, it is argued that the most likely primary reason and target of the threatened judgment by God are the idols of Egypt.

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