Isaiah

Isaiah - 1 ISAIAH, THE EIGHTH-CENTURY PROPHET A. The book...

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1 ISAIAH, THE EIGHTH-CENTURY PROPHET A. The book of Isaiah - 3 sections 1. First Isaiah (1-39): speeches of 8 th -century prophet + additions by late editors. 2. Second Isaiah (40-55): sayings of an exilic prophet ca. 540 BCE. 3. Third Isaiah (56-66): sayings of post-exilic prophets. **Whatever material in the book comes from the 8 th cen prophet is to be found in 1-39. But much debate over which passages in 1-39 are genuine to Isaiah. B. Biographical details 1. Father is Amoz (1:1), who is otherwise unknown. 2. Isaiah = a Judean prophet in Jerusalem, ca. 750-700 BCE, during reigns of four Davidic kings. Uzziah (785-760 [734]) Jotham (759-744) Ahaz (743-728) Hezekiah (727-699) 3. Married to a prophetess? 8:3 doesn’t say this exactly. 4. Two sons with symbolic names: a. She’ar-jashub (7:3) = “a remnant will return.” b. Maher-shalal-hash-boz (8:1-4) = “spoil speeds, prey hastens.” A third son, Immanuel (“God is with us”)? 7:14-16 doesn’t say this exactly. 3. Closely connected to the royal court.
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