Importance of a Single Authorship of Isaiah When a critic attacks the authorship of Isaiah, it is like the “devil” putting his foot in the door. Modern criticism has cast doubt on the Bible. The written Word of God is a battlefield and many a skeptic has tried to dethrone the Bible claiming it is just another book. Denying a single authorship of Isaiah: 1. Casts doubt on the written Word of God 2. Makes Jesus appear ignorant when He said Isaiah wrote the scroll of Isaiah 3. Promotes skepticism about the
Deuterojesaja in seinem Verhältnis zu Tritojesaja (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1933). Other scholars who argue for one authorship are: H. Odeberg, Trito-Isaiah (Isaiah 56-66): A Literary and Linguistic Analysis (Uppsala: A. -B. Lindequistska Bokhandeln, 1931), 27-31; W. Kessler, Gott geht es um das Ganze (BAT 19; Stuggart: Calwer Verlag, 1960); D. R. 143 the unity of Isaiah 56-66, arguing for multiple authors who wrote different subjects over several centuries. A number of scholars tend to accept his view even
(yti_Aam()e , 15b (rg"ï-ym)i , 16b (Whfe_m;l., ayciîAmW), 16c (tyxiÞv.m;), and 17b (jP 'Þv.Mil;) also contributes to the conjunction of 14b-17b. There is a surface level of cohesion not only within each subunit, but also between the two subunits. Isaiah 54:11-14a is connected to 54:14b-17 by the recurrence of 18The prophet employed the use of an associated word pair in parallel lines. For scholarly discussion on lexical parallelism, see Berlin, The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism, 64-80; J. Kugel
Chapter 58 of Isaiah marks an important change in cultural values due to the humiliation brought about by the Babylonian invasion around the 6th century B.C.E. Gone are the days of good and evil being simply defined as that which coincides with Yahweh’s will, and that which doesn’t. Now, Isaiah tells the people that simply following the current ways of sacrifice aren’t enough, and instead calls for social justice (Chilton, 200), and, in a sense, attempts to invite a return to pre-monarchical social
restoration in Chapters 33-39 he predicts both that God himself will become Israel’s Shepard and rule the restored nation directly, or that he will appoint a descendent of David to guide the covenant people, who will then live in perfect security. Deutero-Isaiah was one of the three Major Prophets during the Exilic period, proclaiming his messages about 545 BC. The book of Deutero-Isaiah includes chapters 40-55 and the words gave hope to the people of Judah in exile in Babylon. Deutero-Isaiah speaks
The book of Isaiah reveals Yahweh’s judgment and salvation. Yahweh is “holy, holy, holy” (Isa. 6:3), and consequently He can’t allow sin to go unpunished. Isaiah describes God’s looming judgment. All the while, understands that Yahweh is merciful and compassionate. The book goes back and forth between judgment and salvation. The prophet writes much of the book in the form of poetry and much of the content is eschatological and prophetic and this is demonstrated perfectly in Isaiah 5:1-7.
Paper: By Tanna Anderson Passage 1: Isaiah 65:24 1. What is significant about the placement of the texts location within the book (near the end)? 2. Does it make a difference to know which king was reigning at the time? 3. Would the application of this prophecy be different if it came near the end of Isaiah’s ministry and the end of Israel’s exile? 4. Preventative vs. Redemptive Prophecy; how does this affect the application to the church? 5. Is Isaiah or God the speaker during this particular
absolute ׳ר Genesis 18:23 +; plural רְשָׁעִים Isaiah 13:11 +; construct רִשְׁעֵי Psalm 75:9 3t. feminine singular רְשָׁעָה Ezekiel 3:18 (strike out Co),Ezekiel 3:19 (רָשָׁע Co); — 1 usually as substantive, one guilty of crime, deserving punishment; sometimes also wicked; opposed to צַדִּיע; רָשָׁע Exodus 2:13; Exodus 23:1 (E), Deuteronomy 25:2; Proverbs 17:23;Proverbs 18:5; Proverbs 25:5; Job 9:22,24; collective Genesis 18:23,25 (twice in verse) (J) Micah 6:10; Proverbs 3:33; Proverbs 28:4, רשׁעים 1 Samuel