Christians Jews Prophet Isaiah

Jun 22, 2007
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I have never heard this before, but since you inquired I did a little research and came up with this.

King Manasseh is reported to have had the prophet Isaiah sawn in half, which was referenced in Hebrews 11:37. [This passage in Hebrews refers to a prophet sawn in half, but does not name the perpetrator or victim, so it's not for certain that Isaiah is the one mentioned there.
http://www.visi.com/~nathan/xtian/dontshoot.html
 
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They killed their prophets, then they killed their Messiah and said "let his blood be upon us." If only his blood was upon you children of Israel.
 
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There are apochraphal writings that say Isaiah was :
Isaiah's Legacy in the Later Literature : Saint and Martyr

Looking back from the Hellenistic period, Ben Sira sang a song in praise of famous men and praised Isaiah as "the great prophet whose vision could be trusted" (Ecclus. 48:22). In due course, this revered prophet became the model of a saintly life. According to rabbinic and pseudepigraphical traditions, Isaiah died the death of a monotheist martyr, hacked to death during the reign of the ruthless paganizing King Manasseh (see B. Yevamot 49b and The Ascension of lsaiah 5: 11‑14).