Hebrew  =  God saves; this is the theme of the whole book which bears his name and whose first part records incidents in his life. Son of Amoz, Isaiah was essentially a citizen of Jerusalem; he was married and had two, or possibly three, sons who were given symbolic names (Isa. 7: 3; 8: 3). He advised four kings of Judah between 740 and 701 BCE at a time of the threat from the invading Assyrians, urging them to avoid foreign entanglements.