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The Wisdom Background and Parabolic Implications of Isaiah 6:9-10 in the Synoptics
Hartley, Donald E.

New York: Lang, 2006 pp. xxviii + 400. $86.95

Series Information
Studies in Biblical Literature, 100


Description: The Wisdom Background and Parabolic Implications of Isaiah 6:9Ė10 in the Synoptics seeks to understand the divine act of fattening in Isaiah 6:9Ė10 and how it shapes oneís understanding of parables in the Synoptic Gospels. The author approaches the topic from within a wisdom matrix and lays an historical-exegetical foundation for understanding these and other critical passages in the New Testament. Readers will follow the Isaian text through varied traditions revealing a marvelous unity in terms of the divine action and the human condition. College and seminary courses focusing on hermeneutics, wisdom outside the wisdom corpus, and the Synoptic Gospels will find this book innovative, challenging, and provocative.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature

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Review by Stephen Moyise
Published 2/2/2009
Citation: Stephen Moyise, review of Donald E. Hartley, The Wisdom Background and Parabolic Implications of Isaiah 6:9-10 in the Synoptics, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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