Diseased and wounded Zion (Isaiah 1:5-6) finally the makeover she has wanted (Isaiah 54:11-12).

She is a bride, adorned with jewels.

She is a city whose foundations, gates, and border fences sparkle.

She is dressed as a priest, gem stones on her breastplate.

She is adorned like the firmament, a foundation of sapphire (cf. Exodus 24:10) and a “sun” (shemesh) like agate.

Articles by Peter J. Leithart