Isaiah Through the Centuries

John F. A. Sawyer

Isaiah Through the Centuries
Isaiah Through the Centuries

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Series: Blackwell Bible Commentaries
Categories: Isaiah

Book Information



  • Table of Contents
  • Series Editors’ Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • The Reception of Isaiah
  • Reception Exegesis
  • Isaiah 1
  • The Title (Isa 1:1)
  • The Ox and the Ass Have More Sense (Isa 1:2–9)
  • Blood on Your Hands (Isa 1:10–20)
  • The Faithful City (Isa 1:21–31)
  • Isaiah 2
  • A Second Title (Isa 2:1)
  • Swords into Ploughshares (Isa 2:2–5)
  • Haughtiness Shall Be Humbled (Isa 2:6–22)
  • Isaiah 3
  • Anarchy in Jerusalem (Isa 3:1–15)
  • The Daughters of Zion are Haughty (Isa 3:16–26)
  • Isaiah 4
  • The Pride and Glory of the Survivors (Isa 4:2–6)
  • Isaiah 5
  • The Fate of God’s Vineyard (Isa 5:1–7)
  • Woe to Those Who Are Wise in Their Own Eyes (Isa 5:8–30)
  • Isaiah 6
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Isa 6:1–3)
  • Here Am I: Send Me! (Isa 6:4–8)
  • Go and Say to this People, ‘Hear, But Do Not Understand’ (Isa 6:9–13)
  • Isaiah 7
  • Faith and Reason (Isa 7:1–9)
  • The Immanuel Prophecy (Isa 7:10–17)
  • The King of Assyria (Isa 7:18–25)
  • Isaiah 8
  • The Waters of Shiloah (Isa 8:1–10)
  • The Strong Hand of the Lord (Isa 8:11–22)
  • Isaiah 9
  • Galilee of the Nations (Isa 9:1)
  • For Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isa 9:2–7)
  • Wickedness Burns Like a Fire (Isa 9:8–21)
  • Isaiah 10
  • Woe to Those in Power! (Isa 10:1–4)
  • Woe to Assyria! (Isa 10:5–19)
  • Be Not Afraid of Assyria, My People (Isa 10:20–34)
  • Isaiah 11
  • The Noble Stem of Jesse (Isa 11:1–5)
  • The Peaceable Kingdom (Isa 11:6–9)
  • The Messianic Age (Isa 11:10–16)
  • Isaiah 12
  • With Joy Shall You Draw Water from the Wells of Salvation (Isa 12:1–6)
  • Isaiah 13
  • Howl, For the Day of the Lord Is at Hand! (Isa 13:1–22)
  • Isaiah 14
  • The Lord Will Again Choose Israel (Isa 14:1–3)
  • How Art Thou Fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer! (Isa 14:4–23)
  • Prophecies against the Assyrians and the Philistines (Isa 14:24–32)
  • Isaiah 15
  • My Heart Cries Out for Moab (Isa 15:1–14)
  • Isaiah 16
  • Hide the Fugitives, Do Not Betray the Refugees (Isa 16:1–14)
  • Isaiah 17
  • An Oracle Concerning Syria and Ephraim (Isa 17:1–3)
  • The Glory of Jacob Will Be Brought Low (Isa 17:4–14)
  • Isaiah 18
  • A Prophecy Concerning Ethiopia (Isa 18:1–7)
  • Isaiah 19
  • An Oracle Concerning Egypt (Isa 19:1–15)
  • Blessed Be Egypt, My People! (Isa 19:16–25)
  • Isaiah 20
  • Put Not Your Trust in Egypt and Ethiopia (Isa 20:1–6)
  • Isaiah 21
  • Babylon is Fallen! (Isa 21:1–10)
  • Watchman, What of the Night? (Isa 21:11–17)
  • Isaiah 22
  • Let Me Weep Bitter Tears (Isa 22:1–14)
  • The Key of David (Isa 22:15–25)
  • Isaiah 23
  • Howl Ye Ships of Tarshish! (Isa 23:1–18)
  • Isaiah 24
  • The End of the World (Isa 24:1–13)
  • The Last Judgement (Isa 24:14–23)
  • Isaiah 25
  • The Eschatological Banquet
  • Isaiah 26
  • The Resurrection of the Dead (Isa 26:1–21)
  • Isaiah 27
  • Leviathan (Isa 27:1)
  • The Lord’s Vineyard (Isa 2–11)
  • The Sound of the Shofar (Isa 27:12–13)
  • Isaiah 28
  • Woe to the Drunken Priests and Prophets! (Isa 28:1–13)
  • A Covenant with Death (Isa 28:14–29)
  • Isaiah 29
  • Ariel, the City of David (Isa 29:1–8)
  • Having Eyes They See Not (Isa 29:9–16)
  • Jacob Shall No More Be Ashamed (Isa 29:17–24)
  • Isaiah 30
  • Woe to the Rebellious Children (Isa 30:1–17)
  • Blessed Are All Those Who Wait for Him (Isa 30:18–26)
  • The Burning Anger of the Lord (Isa 30:27–33)
  • Isaiah 31
  • Woe to Those Who Rely on Horses and Chariots! (Isa 31:1–9)
  • Isaiah 32
  • A Kingdom of Righteousness and Peace (Isa 32:1–20)
  • Isaiah 33
  • The Destroyer (Isa 33:1–12)
  • A Place of Broad Waters and Streams (Isa 33:13–24)
  • Isaiah 34
  • The Day of Vengeance (Isa 34:1–17)
  • Isaiah 35
  • The Day of Redemption (Isa 35:1–10)
  • Isaiah 36
  • The Assyrian Invasion of Judah (Isa 36:1–22)
  • Isaiah 37
  • The Salvation of Jerusalem (Isa 37:1–38)
  • Isaiah 38
  • The Recovery of King Hezekiah from Illness (Isa 38:1–22)
  • Isaiah 39
  • Envoys from Babylon (Isa 39:1–8)
  • Isaiah 40
  • ‘Comfort My People,’ Says Your God (Isa 40:1–11)
  • Creator of Heaven and Earth (Isa 40:12–31)
  • Isaiah 41
  • The Lord of History (Isa 41:1–7)
  • Fear Not, Israel, My Servant (Isa 41:8–20)
  • The Impotence of False Gods (Isa 41:21–29)
  • Isaiah 42
  • Behold My Servant (Isa 42:1–13)
  • God as Mother (Isa 42:14–25)
  • Isaiah 43
  • I Am Your Saviour (Isa 43:1–13)
  • A New Exodus (Isa 43:14–28)
  • Isaiah 44
  • I Am Alpha and Omega: Besides Me There Is No God (Isa 44:1–8)
  • The Folly of Idol Worship (Isa 44:9–20)
  • Jerusalem Shall Be Rebuilt (Isa 44:21–28)
  • Isaiah 45
  • Cyrus the Lord’s Anointed (Isa 45:1–8)
  • Will You Criticize the Creator? (Isa 45:9–13)
  • God Is With You Only and There Is No Other (Isa 45:14–25)
  • Isaiah 46
  • The False Gods of Babylon (Isa 46: 1–13)
  • Isaiah 47
  • The Fall of Babylon (Isa 47:1–15)
  • Isaiah 48
  • A Rebel from Birth (Isa 48:1–11)
  • Go Forth from Babylon (Isa 48:12–22)
  • Isaiah 49
  • A Light to the Nations (Isa 49:1–6)
  • A Day of Salvation (Isa 49:7–13)
  • Doubting Zion (Isa 49:14–26)
  • Isaiah 50
  • I Hid Not My Face from Shame and Spitting (Isa 50: 1–11)
  • Isaiah 51
  • Look to the Rock from Which You Were Hewn (Isa 51:1–9)
  • Arm of the Lord, Awake (Isa 51:10–23)
  • Isaiah 52
  • The Lord Has Comforted His People (Isa 52:1–12)
  • The Suffering Servant (Isa 52:13–53:12)
  • Isaiah 53
  • The Suffering Servant (cont’d) (Isa 53:1–12)
  • Isaiah 54
  • Zion and Her Children (Isa 54:1–17)
  • Isaiah 55
  • Come to Me, All You Who Thirst (Isa 55:1–3)
  • Isaiah 56
  • A House of Prayer for All Nations (Isa 56:1–8)
  • Corruption in High Places (Isa 56:9–57:13)
  • Isaiah 57
  • Corruption in High Places (cont’d) (Isa 57:1–13)
  • Peace, Peace to the Far and to the Near (Isa 57:14–21)
  • Isaiah 58
  • Is Not This the Fast That I Choose? (Isa 58:1–14)
  • Isaiah 59
  • Estrangement from God (Isa 59:1–21)
  • Isaiah 60
  • Arise, Shine for Your Light Is Come (Isa 60:1–14)
  • Your Sun Shall Set No More (Isa 60:15–22)
  • Isaiah 61
  • Good News for the Poor (Isa 61:1–11)
  • Isaiah 62
  • For Zion’s Sake I Will Not Keep Silent (Isa 62:1–12)
  • Isaiah 63
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Isa 63:1–6)
  • Our Father in Heaven (Isa 63:7–19)
  • Isaiah 64
  • O Lord, You Have Hidden Your Face from Us (Isa 64:1–12)
  • Isaiah 65
  • The Sheep and the Goats on Judgement Day (Isa 65:1–16)
  • A New Creation (Isa 65:17–25)
  • Isaiah 66
  • Sacrifices Acceptable to the Lord (Isa 66:1–6)
  • Mother Zion and Her Children (Isa 66:7–16)
  • A New Heaven and a New Earth (Isa 66:17–24)
  • Glossary
  • Brief Biographies
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Commentaries
  • General Bibliography
  • Websites
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects


Pages: 488
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 2018
ISBN-10: 0631219633
ISBN-13: 9780631219637

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