H. G. M. Williamson

in The Book Called Isaiah

Published in print September 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263609
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600821 | DOI:

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Summarizes the arguments made in the book for the influence of the literary inheritance of Isaiah of Jerusalem on the work of Deutero‐Isaiah in continuing the role of prophesying a time of judgement and salvation and for his editorial work in combining the earlier prophecies with his own in order to present a unified vision of the dealings of God with Israel. Acknowledges the influence of other texts such as the Psalms, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel on Deutero‐Isaiah's expression of his message and concludes by noting the continuing challenges posed to scholars by the probability of multiple authorship and the various proposals for the exilic and post‐exilic redaction of the book.

Keywords: exilic; Ezekiel; God; Israel; Jeremiah; judgement; literary inheritance; post‐exilic; prophesy; Psalms; salvation

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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