Description: This Eerdmans Critical Commentary volume is Shalom Paul's comprehensive, all-inclusive study of the oracles of an anonymous prophet known only as Second Isaiah who prophesied in the second half of the sixth century B.C.E. Paul examines Isaiah 40Ė66 through a close reading of the biblical text, offering thorough exegesis of the historical, linguistic, literary, and theological aspects of the prophet's writings. He also looks carefully at intertextual influences of earlier biblical and extrabiblical books, draws on the contributions of medieval Jewish commentators, and supports the contention that Second Isaiah should include chapters 55Ė66, thus eliminating the need to demarcate a Third Isaiah.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Literature
Review by Roy E. Gane
Citation: Roy E. Gane, review of Shalom M. Paul, Isaiah 40-66: Translation and Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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