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Darkness Visible: A Study of Isaiah 14:3Ė23 as Christian Scripture
Bordjadze, Karlo V.

Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017 pp. xvi + 280. $35.00

Series Information
Princeton Theological Monograph, 228


Description: How does one read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture? This question, voiced in both academic and ecclesial settings, invites a reflection on how to take these texts with both hermeneutical alertness and sustained imaginative seriousness. While scholars have recently engaged in robust discussion about theological hermeneutics, there have been relatively few worked examples with particular Old Testament texts. This book seeks to meet this need by providing a close reading of Isaiah 14:3-23, a text with a complex amalgam of textual, historical-critical, history-of-reception, and theological issues.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Christianity

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Review by Paul R. Raabe
Published 2/1/2019
Citation: Paul R. Raabe, review of Karlo V. Bordjadze, Darkness Visible: A Study of Isaiah 14:3Ė23 as Christian Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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