Ever since the first century, Christians have regarded the book of Isaiah as a high point of the Old Testament prophetic literature. Its key themes, such as the suffering servant, deliverance from exile, and new creation, have been viewed as...
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Ever since the first century, Christians have regarded the book of Isaiah as a high point of the Old Testament prophetic literature. Its key themes, such as the suffering servant, deliverance from exile, and new creation, have been viewed as reaching particular fulfilment in the gospel. Isaiah has been formative to the identity of the people of God. It is a text to be weighed, on which to meditate and pray, and through which to explore the ways in which God works.
^^Isaiah has also received more than its fair share of scholarly examination. While many excellent resources are now available, these tend to be either introductory or highly specialized; there are fewer that bridge the gap between the two. This volume contributes to that need: it assumes some foundational knowledge and guides readers through current issues and approaches. Here is evangelical scholarship that will inform, stimulate and reward diligent teachers and preachers of the Old Testament.
^^Contributors: John Goldingay, Philip Johnston, Nathan MacDonald, David Reimer, Richard Schultz, S. D. Snyman, Jacob Stromberg, Dwight Swanson, Torsten Uhlig, Rikk Watts, Paul Wegner, H. G. M. Williamson and Lindsay Wilson.
Interpreting Isaiah : Issues and Approaches
David G. Firth (Ph.D., University of Pretoria ) is Old Testament Tutor at Cliff College. David has experience in pastoral and evangelistic ministry in his native Australia, as well as seven years with the Australian Baptist Missionary Society in Zimbabwe and South Africa. His research interests are in Old Testament ethics and mission, with a particular focus on literary issues associated with narrative and poetry.
He has written widely on these areas both in articles and in his books Hear, O Lord: A Spirituality of the Psalms (Calver: Cliff College Publishing, 2005), Surrendering Retribution in the Psalms: Responses to Violence in the Individual Complaints (Paternoster, 2005), and Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches (ed. with Philip S. Johnston) (IVPress, 2005), and 1 & 2 Samuel (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series); The Message of Esther (The Bible Speaks Today Series), and has recently become general editor for the New Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series.
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Hugh G M Williamson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge; D.D., University of Oxford; F.B.A.,) is Regius Professor of Hebrew at University of Oxford, Christ Church and within the Faculty of Oriental Studies. He has recently completed the highly acclaimed Isaiah 1-5 (International Critical Commentary Series) and the award winning Ezra-Nehemiah (Word Bible Commentary).
Other publications include Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah; Israel in the Books of Chronicles (Cambridge); 1 and 2 Chronicles (New Century Bible) and The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiahs Role in Composition and Redaction.
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