Rickie D. Moore

Isaiah that is at the same time intricately packed and elegantly simple. It is a book that a young student of Isaiah could follow even while it offers the most seasoned ot scholar a buffet of creative insights on nearly every page. This well-honed craft of rendering complexities with artful

Joseph Blenkinsopp

1 The history of the interpretation of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (hereafter Isaiah 53), including its most recent phase, reveals a range of opinion on the meaning, in relation to God, to the speaker, and to those whom he represents, of the life and death of the unnamed subject of the threnody. This

John Goldingay

half-believe in method, and maybe that vacillation lies behind any inconsistency. The New Testament writers didn’t have a method for perceiving the significance of Isaiah. They leapt intuitively to seeing the significance of the Scriptures. In light of insights the Holy Spirit gave them, they jumped

Jason M. Silverman

* This article was written as part of the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, PI Martti Nissinen. Introduction For many years, scholars have entertained the idea that “monotheism” appeared in Second Isaiah (Isaiah 40–55; hereafter 2Isa.) as a result of Iranian

Jacqueline Grey

Introduction When the prophet Isaiah envisioned the magnificence and majesty of Yahweh in chapter 6 of the Book of Isaiah, he was overwhelmed, not just cognitively but physically. All his bodily senses were engaged: his sight was stunned by just the partial view of the gigantic

LXX-Isaiah as Translation and Interpretation

The Strategies of the Translator of the Septuagint of Isaiah


Ronald Troxel

This book offers a fresh understanding of how Isaiah was translated into Greek, by considering the impact of the translator's Alexandrian milieu on his work. Whereas most studies over the past fifty years have regarded the book's free translation style as betraying the translator's conviction that Isaiah's oracles were being fulfilled in his day, this study argues that he was primarily interested in offering his Greek-speaking co-religionists a cohesive representation of Isaiah's ideas. Comparison of the translator's interpretative tacks with those employed by the grammatikoi in their study of Homer offers a convincing picture of his work as an Alexandrian Jew and clarifies how this translation should be assessed in reconstructing early textual forms of Hebrew Isaiah.

Isaiah in Context

Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday


Michaël van der Meer, Percy van Keulen, Wido Th. van Peursen and Bas Ter Haar Romeny

The present volume contains a collection of essays on the Book of Isaiah offered as a tribute to Arie van der Kooij on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, which coincides with his retirement as Professor of Old Testament at Leiden University. The twenty-four contributions, written by leading scholars in the field of Old Testament studies, focus on the Book of Isaiah within the context of Hebrew and ancient near-eastern writings, particularly those from the Neo-Assyrian period, as well as on the book's reception history , particularly in its Greek and Syriac translations. Together these studies offer a rich and original contribution to the study of the Book of Isaiah in its Hebrew, Aramaic, Assyrian, Greek, Syriac, and Dutch contexts.

Andrew Davies

therefore a great personal delight to discover that Professor Goldingay’s The Theology of the Book of Isaiah is such a vivid, engaging, clear, accessible, and comprehensible scholarly account of Isaiah’s thought, which will be helpful to a somewhat more popular audience without ever falling into the trap

Jacqueline N. Grey

* Jacqueline N. Grey (PhD, Charles Sturt University) is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Alphacrucis College, 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia. While there are numerous commentaries and edited volumes on the book of Isaiah, there is a distinct lack of exploration on

Genesis, Isaiah and Psalms

A Festschrift to honour Professor John Emerton for his eightieth birthday


Edited by Katherine Dell, Graham Davies and Yee von Koh

Genesis, Isaiah and Psalms are three key texts in the Hebrew Bible and represent the lifelong interests of Professor John Emerton, Emeritus Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Cambridge, for whom this volume is written on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The contributors have all enjoyed academic relationships with John over the years and represent a truly international group. The contributions include comparison of biblical texts with ancient Near Eastern counterparts and evaluation of them in the light of archaeology. They include intertextual work on a literary level, and traditional literary-historical approaches to texts. Many move beyond the Hebrew Bible itself to consider other texts and versions or to draw out interpretations of texts by scholars ancient and modern - and even by novelists. The result is a refreshing group of articles that indicate the broad range of approaches that characterize the discipline of Old Testament study in the present day.