New Defender's Study Bible Notes
35:1 blossom as the rose. After the desolations left by the tribulation catastrophes, the earth’s geography and climatology will have been restored to pristine antediluvian conditions. Originally there were no deserts or other uninhabitable regions, for all was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). These conditions will be restored, at least in some measure, during the coming kingdom age on earth.
35:3 weak hands. This is good advice for the believer, in any age. See Job 4:3-4; Hebrews 12:12.
35:6 waters break out. Further descriptions of millennial conditions (see Isaiah 35:1, above) are found in Isaiah 51:3 (“like Eden”); Isaiah 65:20-25; and many others.
35:7 habitation of dragons. Note also Jeremiah 51:34,37. Fossil evidence indicates that dinosaurs came in many sizes, large and small. The same was true of the supposedly legendary dragons of antiquity. Thus dragons (probably the same as dinosaurs) could both “hiss” and “roar” and “yelp” (Jeremiah 51:38).
35:8 an highway. See note on Isaiah 19:23.
35:10 ransomed of the LORD. When the people of Israel recognize the returning Jesus as their Messiah, and “look upon [Him] whom they have pierced” (Zechariah 12:10), they will acknowledge that the very blood of Christ shed by their fathers was the ransom price for their salvation.