..... OT Prophets Have Really Detailed, Intimate Knowledge of the Fine Points of the Prophecies of Future Events that were Contained Within the Prophecies That God Gave Them to Write Down in Their Specific Prophecies? Currently I'm doing a review of the various OT prophets proclamations starting with Elijah and going through the remainder of the OT prophets, ending in Malachi. It seems that some of the things that these OT prophets made predictions that were fulfilled very soon after they were originally proclaimed, while, OTOH, many of their predictions were never fulfilled within or close to that prophet's life span here on the earth. For example, in Isaiah 44 & 45, as well as in various parts of Ezra 1 through to Chapter 6 of Ezra, you find the name of Cyrus mentioned as being, in the case of Isaiah 44:28 as being God's "shepherd." But Cyrus was born at least 100 to possibly 200 years after Isaiah died--thus making it humanly impossible for Isaiah to have had any real personal knowledge of Cyrus--who BTW was a Gentile, not a Jewish, leader. Moreover, Isaiah made many well known prophecies pertaining to Jesus Christ in either His first coming to earth or His second coming, or both advents. That being established, did Isaiah really know about the Son of God in the sense that He is revealed in the NT Gospel narratives, or did he just blindly set into writing what we find in these Messianic prophecies in Isaiah? Some skeptics claim that the answer to this mysterious dilemma in Isaiah is that a later writer more or less "kidnapped" the name of Isaiah and inserted these Messianic prophecies at a much later date than the original era in which Isaiah lived which some scholars date as being perhaps about 700 BC. I don't buy that argument because IMHO, that strikes me as being rather deceptive in that, if it were true, these later additions were very uniquely woven within the original narrative which would have required almost a wholesale "re-editing" of the text that we find in our Bibles today. Moreover, many of these Messianic prophecies seem to feature a much later Kingdom that has yet to be established--as John describes in the latter chapters of Revelation reveals. What's your take on these problems that seem to be inherent not only in Isaiah, but in other OT prophetic books as well?