Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators
Wilken, Robert Louis, editor
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007 pp. 618. $45.00
The Church's Bible
Description: In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers (Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others) all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive. Wilken's selection of ancient commentators clearly illuminates how Isaiah was used by the New Testament writers and understood by the early church fathers. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Moisťs Silva. Editorial comments provide a foundation for understanding the excerpted commentaries and other writings that follow for each chapter.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Literature
Review by J. David Cassel
Citation: J. David Cassel, review of Robert Louis Wilken, ed., Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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