Three marks appear in the margins of the Isaiah scroll: an X, an ankh, a short horizontal line. These marks draw attention to passages with eschatological content.

Cross Mark

Column Passage from Isaiah
26 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness (32:1ff.)
35 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him; he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles (42:1ff.)

I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness … and give you a covenant of the people (42:6ff.)

36 The Lord was pleased … to magnify his law (42:21ff.)
38 Who says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd … even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built (44:28ff.)
41 Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel … to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise … because of the Lord … and he shall choose you. (49:7ff.)
45 Behold, I made him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people (55:4ff.)
46 Keep justice … for soon my salvation will come (56:1ff.)

Let not the foreigner say, The Lord will surely separate me from his people (56:3ff.)

48 If you … call the sabbath a delight … then you shall delight … (58:13ff.)
53 Your brethren who hate you … shall be put to shame (66:5ff.)

Horizontal Line

Column Passage from Isaiah
28 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah we trust in the Lord our God (36:1ff.)
32 Comfort, comfort my people … The crooked shall be made straight (40:1ff.)
34 When the poor and needy seek water … the Lord will hear them (41:17ff.)
38 Thus says the Lord to his anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him (45:1ff.)
43 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation (52:7ff.)
49 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen (60:1ff.)


Column Passage from Isaiah
7 In that day, a man shall nourish a cow and two sheep … (7:21ff.)
8 Be broken, you peoples … For the Lord spoke thus … and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of the people … (8:9–10)

Behold, I and the children are signs and wonders in Israel … (8:18–19)

The people who walked in darkness have seen great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined … (9:2ff.)

10 And in that day his burden will depart … because of the anointing (10:27ff.)
10–11 He will raise an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four courners of the earth (11:12–16)