For Isaiah the prophet says, “My soul hates your sabbaths,” and in another place he says, “My sabbath you have profaned. ... 39AHSIS 46. 1:16 Make Yourselves Clean Beams of Righteousness. Hippolytus: Beloved, see 15 Isaiah 1:10-20.
Author: Steven A. McKinion
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. For the early church fathers the prophecy of Isaiah was not a compendium of Jewish history or theology but an announcement of the coming Messiah fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. As such, the prophet's words were a rich source of theological reflection concerning their Lord and a vital aid in their defense against the objections of the Jews that Jesus was the promised Messiah. The interpretation of Jesus' ministry in light of Isaiah's prophecy was not a theological innovation on their part, but rather a following of the path blazed by the New Testament writers and Jesus himself. Among passage-by-passage commentaries cited here are those by Eusebius of Caesarea, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria and Theodoret of Cyr, as well as one attributed to Basil of Caesarea. John Chrysostom preached a series of homilies on Isaiah of which most of those extant concern the first eight chapters, though Chrysostom frequently cites Isaiah in numerous homilies on other books. Augustine of Hippo, Gregory the Great and Bede the Venerable frequently cited passages from Isaiah 1—39 as did many other fathers in defending the Christian faith from Jewish critics. Edited by Steven A. McKinion, this volume of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture offers readers access to materials ranging from East to West and from the first through the eighth centuries, some appearing in English translation for the first time. Within this treasure house are riches to illumine the mind and fire the heart.
One should note that the reference to opening eyes and ears also appears in wisdom instruction ( Job 14 : 3 ; 27:19 ... those of Babylonia ( Clements , Isaiah 1-39 , 275 ) or the splendor of Lebanon , which is otherwise lacking in chs .
Author: Marvin Alan Sweeney
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Sweeney's work on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature series which aims to present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament.
39 : 1-8 ) . It is not surprising therefore that Isaiah uttered words of condemnation against the king . Yet he retained the conviction expressed in the liturgies that kingship was part of the divine purpose .
Author: A. S. Herbert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comments on the oracles of a prophet who lived in the closing half of the 8th century B. C. and whose interest in contemporary politics and international affairs was the product of his faith in the Holy God, who rules in and over all history.
Oswalt's study on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament.
Author: John N. Oswalt
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Oswalt's study on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.
13 R. E. Clements, Isaiah 1-39, NCBC (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980), 163-66, seems to deal with the Cush prophecy as an independent oracle separate from chap. 17 or the Egypt oracle in 19. 14 M. A. Sweeney, Isaiah 1-39, XVI, ...
Author: Gary V. Smith
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.
Theological themes in Isaiah 1–39 The book is dominated by Isaiah's concept of Yahweh, revealed, to a large extent, in the designations, the Lord of Hosts and the Holy One of Israel, which are used throughout the book.
Author: David Stacey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
David Stacey believes that the meaning of oracles when they were first spoken is of primary importance for preachers and teachers today. In this commentary, he attempts to unravel the difficulties which even the best translations fail to make plain to place each passage in its original context. But the prophecies were repeatedly edited and re-used over a long period, and Dr. Stacey also examines this living “Isaiah tradition,” which he thinks is a valuable feature of the book. The work of the ancient editors can provide a model of the way we can understand the text today. Throughout the commentary the question is asked: “If this is how the text was understood and used in various ancient settings, how can we accept it, understand it, and use it as authentic Scripture today?”
Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Seitz , Christopher R. Isaiah 1-39 / Christopher Seitz . — 1st ed . p . cm . — ( Interpretation , a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching ) Includes bibliographical references ...
Walter Brueggemann. Isaiah 1-39 Westminster Bible Companion Series Editors Patrick D. Miller David L. 9781611644876.
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In this volume, Walter Brueggemann writes on Isaiah 1-39, which many scholars believe had a single author, Isaiah, of the eighth century BCE, who wrote in the context of the Assyrian empire between 742 and 701. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
This commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp on the first thirty-nine chapters of the book, the first of a three-volume commentary on Isaiah, is written from a critical perspective in the belief that only in this way can these texts be given the ...
Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
The stirring words of Israel's most prolific and recognized prophet - the inspiration for Handel's Messiah and countless other works of music and art are endowed with new meaning and resonance in this text.
Originally published as part of the acclaimed Sheffield Guides series, this helpful study-guide is designed to meet the needs of students and general readers in a concise, accessible and affordable format.
Author: John Barton
Publisher: A&C Black
Originally published as part of the acclaimed Sheffield Guides series, this helpful study-guide is designed to meet the needs of students and general readers in a concise, accessible and affordable format. The complete set of books will offer a comprehensive introduction to the Bible and related writings. Each study-guide comprises -An Introduction to the content and message of the particular book -A survey of the significant critical issues -An assesment of recent scholarship -Signposts towards major critical works in the area -Annotated bibliographies T & T Clark Study Guides are written by some of the world's greatest biblical scholars, each of whom draws on their extensive teaching experience to make their subject come alive for all who are approaching biblical studies for the first time.
Kilian, R. Jesaja 1–12. NEchtB 17. Würzburg: Echter, 1986. Sekine, M. Commentary on Isaiah 1–39. Tokyo: Shinchi Shobo, 1986. Jacob, E. Esaie 1–12. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 1987. Sheppard, G. T. “Isaiah 1–39.” In Harper Bible Commentary.
Author: John D. W. Watts
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.
Author: Christopher R. SeitzPublish On: 2011-12-15
This unique commentary allows the interpretation of Isaiah 1-39 to be guided by the final form of the book. It focuses on the theological aspect of the book of Isaiah, giving special attention to the role of literary context.
Author: Christopher R. Seitz
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This unique commentary allows the interpretation of Isaiah 1-39 to be guided by the final form of the book. It focuses on the theological aspect of the book of Isaiah, giving special attention to the role of literary context. Christopher Seitz explores structural and organizational concerns as clues to the editorial intention of the final form of the material, which he argues is both intelligible and an intended result of the efforts of those who gave shape to the present form of the book. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Other indications include the portrayal of Babylon as the chief oppressor of Israel and Judah beginning in Isaiah 40 , whereas Isaiah 1-39 focuses on Assyria ; the portrayal of Babylon as an enemy that is about to fall in Isaiah 40—55 ...
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Dealing with each section of the canon, this book explains standard questions, paying special attention to where scholars agree and where they don't.
For example , see the article by Peter Ackroyd , " The Book of Isaiah , " in the Interpreter's One Volume Commentary on the Bible , p . 337. Also , see Isaiah 1-39 , by R.E. Clements , p . 88. ( However , many scholars interpret the ...
Author: William J. Doorly
Publisher: Paulist Press
An insightful introduction to the background and context of the most influential of the four eighth-century prophets. Can be used as a companion text to the Paulist Bible Study Program.
For a discussion on the addressees see: Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1–39, 299-300; Calvin, Isaiah, 483; Dillmann, Jesaia, 154; Goldingay, Isaiah, 109; Gray, Isaiah I–XXVII, 288-9; Kaiser, Isaiah 13–39, 72; Oswalt, Isaiah, 341; Smith, ...
Author: Julie Woods
Publisher: ISD LLC
An insightful contribution to Old Testament studies, showing how the seemingly bloodthirsty oracle of Jeremiah 48 nevertheless contains a positive Christian reading. In this sophisticated study Julie Woods identifies some salient features of Jeremiah's Moab oracle by means of a careful analysis and comparison of both the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text of Jeremiah 48. She also explores the implications of links between the Moab oracles in Jeremiah 48 and Isaiah 15-16. The focus then moves to theological hermeneutics via an examination of some recent Christian interpretations of the oracle (from Walter Brueggemann, Ronald Clements, Terence Fretheim, Douglas Jones, and Patrick Miller). Building on the observations of these scholars and the conclusions reached from her own textual analyses, Woods provides an innovative Christian reading of the oracle (including two imaginative film scripts to bring the text to life). Perhaps one of the more surprising proposals is that Easter is theultimate horizon of Jeremiah 48.
Author: Michaël van der MeerPublish On: 2010-05-30
The core of the visionary account of a call (6:1–11) is most often considered to be Isaianic.” Apart from some modifications in verses 1, 3–4, 10, 17–19, 21–25, ... Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, pp. 136–140. * Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, p. 169.
Author: Michaël van der Meer
The present collection of essays in honour of Arie van der Kooij offers a rich and original contribution to the study of the Book of Isaiah in the context of ancient near-eastern writings as well as on its reception history.
—Eschatologische T exte in Jesaja 1—39: Messias, Heiliger Rest, Vo'lker (FzB 46; Wiirzburg, 1982). ... Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, 'The Day Beyond the Days: Isaiah 2:2 within the Framework of the Book of Isaiah', in F. Postma et al.
Author: Hugh Williamson
Publisher: A&C Black
For over years, International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments.