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Isaiah 40-66

Author: Paul D Hanson
Publisher: Louisville : John Knox Press, ©1995.
Series: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
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"The latter half of the sixth century B.C.E. found the Jewish community fragmented and under great strife after having been conquered by the Babylonian armies. As a response to a growing despair over life in servitude and exile, Isaiah 40 - 66 was written. Paul Hanson examines the writings of Second Isaiah. What he discovers is a poetic argument for a loving and attentive God and the rightful place of God's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Hanson
ISBN: 080423132X 9780804231329 0804231311 9780804231312 0664238750 9780664238759
OCLC Number: 31971713
Description: x, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One --
Second Isaiah --
Isaiah 40-55 --
Overview --
40:1-11 A new message for Israel --
40:12-31 An argument with doubt --
41:1-29 The nations and their Gods in the courtroom of history --
42:1-9 Here is my servant --
42:10-17 The Lord goes forth like a warrior --
42:18-25 The deaf must hear! The blind must see! --
43:1-7 You are precious in my sight --
43:8-15 You are my witnesses --
43:16-21 I am about to do a new thing --
43:22-28 The burden of your sins --
44:1-5 I will pour out my spirit --
44:6-23 Besides me there is no God --
44:24--45:7 Cyrus, my anointed --
45:8-13 Will you question me? --
45:14-19 The mystery and mercy of God --
45:20-25 Every knee shall bow --
46:1-13 Gods that are carried or the God who carries --
47:1-15 The fall of Babylon and the failure of the human illusion --
48:1-22 The promise of God and the problems of his people --
49:1-13 The servant and the salvation of the world --
49:14-26 Answer to a lament --
50:1-3 Encounter with the truth --
50:4-11 The teacher who is taught --
51:1--52:12 The taught teacher's lesson --
52:13--53:12 The power of the powerless servant --
54:1-17 The wrath and love of God --
55:1-13 The word of God stands --
Part two --
Third Isaiah --
Isaiah 56--66 --
Overview --
56:1-8 The God who gathers the outcasts --
56:9--57:13 All have turned to their own way --
57:14-21 God is with the humble and contrite --
58:1-14 Your own interests, or the interests of God? --
59:1-21 Mercy that requires repentance --
60:1-22 Peace your overseer and righteousness your taskmaster --
61:1-11 A prophet for the lowly --
62:1-12 A city not forsaken --
63:1-6 The divine warrior comes --
63:7--64:12 Where are your zeal and compassion? --
65:1-25 By judgment and salvation a new heaven and earth --
66:1-24: Those to whom God looks.
Series Title: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
Responsibility: Paul D. Hanson.

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"The latter half of the sixth century B.C.E. found the Jewish community fragmented and under great strife after having been conquered by the Babylonian armies. As a response to a growing despair over life in servitude and exile, Isaiah 40 - 66 was written. Paul Hanson examines the writings of Second Isaiah. What he discovers is a poetic argument for a loving and attentive God and the rightful place of God's creatures in the unfolding of history." "This commentary provides a wealth of insight into the world and worldview of Second Isaiah."--BOOK JACKET.

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