This job explains the significance of the metaphors found in the Book of Isaiah, which are used in opposition: fecundity versus desolation.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:54 pm ad1c9bdddf
The fecundity metaphor refers to the way Israel will flourish when it returns to the ways of the Lord: 'If you are willing to obey, you will eat the best that earth yields' (Isa 1:19). Desolation, of course, is the opposite of this, meaning 'laid waste', as in, 'Your country is desolate, your cities burnt down' (Isa 1:7). They are agricultural-based metaphors (or ...
Fecundity versus desolation are discussed in terms of the Bible.