Encountering Isaiah (Encountering Biblical Studies Series)
It's easy to get lost in Isaiah, so one needs a knowledgeable guide to provide directions. Bryan Beyer does just that in this comprehensive survey - a judicious blend of detailed study, general thematic overview, and contemporary application. Get a...
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It's easy to get lost in Isaiah, so one needs a knowledgeable guide to provide directions. Bryan Beyer does just that in this comprehensive survey - a judicious blend of detailed study, general thematic overview, and contemporary application. Get a good grasp of one of the most complex books in the Old Testament.
Bryan E. Beyer follows previous bestselling texts with this comprehensive introduction to the book of Isaiah. Here is a survey with depth, presenting the prophet??'s overarching themes and sweeping issues while including copious details that round out a study of the man and his work. Chapters begin with outlines and objectives that allow easy entry into the discussion and end with conclusions and study questions that aid comprehension and recall. Informative sidebars delve further into the language, theological connections, and controversies of Isaiah. This volume is useful to any serious student of the Bible.
In this comprehensive introduction to the book of Isaiah, Old Testament scholar Bryan Beyer surveys the book - 's content, its meaning in its original context, and its application for people today. He presents the prophet - 's recurring themes and gives special attention to Isaiah - 's use of geographical issues to illustrate his message, Isaiah - 's place in the canon of Scripture, and the implications of the book for mission. ?'The book of Isaiah is easy to get lost in, so having a knowledgeable guide can be crucial. Bryan Beyer has provided just such a service in this accessible tour of one of the most complex and magisterial books of the canon. His judicious discussions show a depth of knowledge and a balanced assessment of difficult issues. The student of Isaiah will find the book opened up in ways that will promote scholarship as well as faith. - ? - ?John H. Walton, professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College - ?Although not a traditional verse-by-verse commentary, Bryan E. Beyer - 's "Encountering the Book of Isaiah" does a good job of discussing the major themes and issues contained in this most important of the Old Testament prophetic books. Especially commendable are Beyer - 's numerous explanatory sidebars as well as his chapter objectives and study questions geared to helping the reader apply Isaiah - 's teachings to contemporary Christian life and ministry. He is also eminently fair in analyzing and evaluating divergent viewpoints with respect to authorship, date, and other disputed matters before stating his own conclusions. Whether beginners or veterans in encountering the book of Isaiah, readers of this volume will be grateful to its author for his careful and thoughtfultreatment of the writings of Isaiah, the - ?Prince among the Prophets. - - - - ?Ronald Youngblood, professor emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew, Bethel Seminary San Diego - ?Bryan Beyer has done a service for all those who struggle to understand the complex book of Isaiah. In clear yet engaging prose he has made the profound theology of the book available to all of us. In addition, he goes the next step, addressing the related questions that study of the book raises. This is the best general handbook to Isaiah that is currently available. - ? - ?John N. Oswalt, research professor of Old Testament, Wesley Biblical Seminary
Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel. Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Isaiah and coeditor (with Bill Arnold) of Readings from the Ancient Near