For an assignment this week, I am using the Catholic perspective on the above mentioned verse. Figured it’d be fun. Didn’t know just how fun, tho…
15 This is what the Lord Sabaoth says: Go into the priestly chamber, to Somnas the treasurer, and say to him: 16 Why are you here? What do you have here, that you have cut out a tomb here for yourself and made for yourself a tomb on the height and inscribed a tent for yourself in a rock? 17 Look now, the Lord Sabaoth will hurl away and wipe out a man, and he will take away your robe 18 and your glorious crown 18 and throw you into a great and immeasurable land; there you shall die. And he will make your fair chariot a disgrace and your ruler’s house something trampled down, 19 and you will be removed from your office and from your position.
20 And it shall be on that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Chelkias 21 and will clothe him with your robe and give him your crown, and I will give your power and office into his hands, and he shall be as a father to those who dwell in Ierousalem and to those who dwell in Ioudas. 22 And I will give him the glory of Dauid, and he shall rule, and there shall be no one to contradict him. 23 And I will make him ruler in a secure place, and he will become a throne of glory to his father’s house. 24 And everyone who is glorious in his father’s house, from small to great, will trust in him, and they will hang over him 25 on that day. This is what the Lord Sabaoth says: The man who was fastened in a secure place will be removed and will fall, and the glory that was on him will be taken away, for the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 22:15-25 NETS)
Dr. Scott Hahn supposes that Jesus has this as a backdrop in Matthew 16.18-19. I’ll post my thoughts sometime this week, but I am interested in your point of view.