BP Quesions - Isaiah

BP Quesions - Isaiah - Biblical Perspectives UCBP 101...

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Biblical Perspectives UCBP 101 Reading Guide : Isaiah Isaiah was a prophet who lived and ministered in the southern kingdom of Judah during the waning decades of the eighth century B.C.E. The fall of the northern kingdom of Israel (722) forms the backdrop against which the political situation of southern kingdom of Judah played out, and these tumultuous times are the setting for much of the first section of the book (See the intro in your study Bible for more on the historical context.) The book that bears the prophet's name holds several distinctions: it is one of the longest in the Bible, it is quoted more frequently in the New Testament than any other Hebrew scripture, and its authorship and composition are among the most debated (more on that in class). As you read Isaiah and answer the following questions, remember Brueggemann's description of the tasks of prophetic ministry and keep this basic question in mind: from what does Isaiah call the people (criticizing) and to what does he direct them
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BP 101 taught by Professor Mcginnis during the Spring '08 term at Samford.

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