The writings of the ancient prophet Isaiah - encoded by literary devices - reveal a vision of the end of the world and bring to light parts of Hebrew religion that were lost. New literary evidence in the Book of Isaiah bridges the gap between the Old and New Testaments and establishes an endtime setting for Isaiah's prophecy. The end is foretold by events that occurred in the beginning, the future mirroring the past. Isaiah's literary structures - by making archetypes of Zion and Babylon and their two kings - tell of a dramatic contest between good and evil that will take place at the end of the world. Hailed as a "major breakthrough" by leading Bible scholars, Avraham Gileadi's analysis of Isaiah convincingly reconciles Jewish and Christian concepts of the Messiah and demonstrates a dimension implicit in both: spiritual ascent upon a "ladder" to heaven.