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The Message of Isaiah 40-55

John Goldingay

The Message of Isaiah 40-55

John Goldingay

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The Message of Isaiah 40-55 traces the argument of Isaiah 40-55 to show how the chapters bring a message of encouragement and challenge about God's intention to restore the Judean community, some of whose members are in exile in Babylon, others living in the city of Jerusalem that has lain devastated since it fell to the Babylonians in 587. The chapters hold before this community's eyes a vision of the nature of its God as the powerful creator and the loving restorer. In the course of following the argument, the reader becomes aware that the chapters have to deal with their audience's mysterious resistance to their message. It cannot give God the kind of response the message needs and deserves, nor can it fulfil the role as God's servant that is designed for it. God nevertheless remains committed to it. The prophet eventually becomes aware of a distinctive personal calling to embody that response, until the people are ready to do so. It is the prophet's willingness to do this (notwithstanding the suffering it brings) that embodies the kind of ministry that needs to be exercised to them so that they may be brought back to God and find a restoration of spirit, as well as a physical restoration.

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About "The Message of Isaiah 40-55"

The Message of Isaiah 40-55 traces the argument of Isaiah 40-55 to show how the chapters bring a message of encouragement and challenge about God's intention to restore the Judean community, some of whose members are in exile in Babylon, others living in the city of Jerusalem that has lain devastated since it fell to the Babylonians in 587. The chapters hold before this community's eyes a vision of the nature of its God as the powerful creator and the loving restorer. In the course of following the argument, the reader becomes aware that the chapters have to deal with their audience's mysterious resistance to their message. It cannot give God the kind of response the message needs and deserves, nor can it fulfil the role as God's servant that is designed for it. God nevertheless remains committed to it. The prophet eventually becomes aware of a distinctive personal calling to embody that response, until the people are ready to do so. It is the prophet's willingness to do this (notwithstanding the suffering it brings) that embodies the kind of ministry that needs to be exercised to them so that they may be brought back to God and find a restoration of spirit, as well as a physical restoration.
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Meet the Author

John Goldingay

John Goldingay (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His books include Models for Scripture; Models for Interpretation of Scripture; Walk On; and commentaries on Psalms (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms - 3 volumes); Isaiah (New International Bible Commentary); Daniel (Word Biblical Commentary); The Message of Isaiah 40-55: A Literary-Theological Commentary; and with David Payne, Isaiah 40-66 (International Critical Commentary - 2 volumes), and the recently completed Old Testament Theology(three volumes from InterVarsity Press). His major project is now to complete the series Old Testament for Everyone Bible commentary series
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Table Of Contents

  • I 40:1-31 Introduction; (a) 40:1-11 Yhwh Is Returning To Jerusalem; (b) 40:12-31 Yhwh The Creator Has Jacob-israel's Destiny In Hand; Ii 41:1-44:23 Yhwh's Vindication And Deliverance; (a) 41:1-20 Yhwh's Power And Yhwh's Commitment To Servant Israel; (b) 41:21-42:17 Yhwh's Power And Yhwh's Achievement Through The Servant; (c) 42:18-43:21 Yhwh's Commitment To Sinful Israel; (d) 43:22-44:23 Yhwh's Commitment To Israel As Witness; Iii 44:24-48:22 Yhwh's Work With Cyrus; (a) 44:24-45:25 The Triumph Of Cyrus; (b) 46:1-13 The Downfall Of Babylon's Gods; (c) 47:1-15 The Downfall Of Ms Babylon; (d) 48:1-22 The Challenge To Jacob-israel; Iv 49:1-52:12 The Servant And Zion; (a) 49:1-13 The Servant's Testimony And Its Implications; (1); (b) 49:14-50:3 Yhwh's Response To Needy Zion (1); (c) 50:4-11 The Servant's Testimony And Its Implications; (2); (d) 51:1-52:12 Yhwh's Response To Needy Zion (2); V 52:13-55:5 Yhwh's Act Of Restoration And Transformation; (a) 52:13-53:12 The Fruitfulness Of The Servant's Ministry; (b) 54:1-17a The Renewing Of The Abandoned Woman/city; (c) 54:17b-55:5 The Broadening Of The Covenant Commitment; Vi 55:6-13 Conclusion.

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  • Catalogue Code 262295
  • Product Code 9780567030382
  • ISBN 0567030385
  • EAN 9780567030382
  • Pages 592
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Isaiah
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Nov 2005
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 38 mm
  • Weight 0.464kg

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