- "The prophecies of Isaiah son of Amoz, who prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah." (Isaiah 1:1)
Isaiah lived in Judah, the southern kingdom of the divided nation of Israel. He was a prophet to four kings of Judah from about 740 B.C. to 681 B.C., but he preached repentance and salvation to the whole nation. Although it is not recorded in the Bible, tradition states that Isaiah met his end by being sawed in half inside a log during the reign of the evil king Manasseh.