Isaiah's Tapestry

In creating iBIBLE, research is important for each shot—even down to what is hanging in the background! See what all goes into the iBIBLE episodes by taking a look with us at the research done into the tapestry in Isaiah’s house.

Isaiah lived around 700 BC and was a prophet in Jerusalem. He spoke to kings and princes and ministered to the Southern Kingdom of Israel (see 2 Kings 19). When sketching and planning Isaiah’s house, we have to remember his time period and his culture so that his surroundings can be shown correctly.

Isaiah 1

When looking for tapestry examples, it is important to remember that textiles decay, so no pieces of Jewish tapestry from 700 BC exist today for us to reference. However, vertical woven patterns were typical for the time as they were easy to create. Colors would alternate in a variety of beautiful patterns.

Nearby cultures would have made similar cloths. The ancient nomadic Bedouin culture gives us a good idea of what clothing would have looked like during the time of the Old Testament. Bedouin cloth often had patterns and symbols woven between the stripes.
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Below, you can see the research on the type and the pattern of tapestry combined into the final scene of Isaiah sitting at his desk, writing down the Words of the Lord. The woven tapestry hangs behind him—a visual of his culture and time.
isaiah 2
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