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eBook The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Isaiah I-XXVII
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Publisher:  Varda Books
Published:  2005
Language:  English
Pages:   583
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ISBN: 1-59045-826-5




About the Book -- The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Isaiah I-XXVII

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...No full justice can be done to a book which is a great monument of Jewish religion after the Exile, if all our attention is devoted to determining whether this or that passage is “genuine,” and dismissing it as not “genuine,” if it is not the work of Isaiah. In reference to works such as the Book of Isaiah, the term “genuine” is indeed misleading. None of these nameless writers may have possessed the religious genius of Isaiah, but together they represent the play of the earlier prophetic teaching on the Jewish Church.

In religion, as elsewhere, great personalities count first, and it is the privilege of a student of the Book of Isaiah to come face to face with one, if not two, such personalities: but the religious community is the necessary outcome, or field of action, of the great religious personality and his teaching, and the student of the Book of Isaiah has but half entered into his inheritance, if he communes with Isaiah and the great exilic prophet, but fails to feel the life of that post-exilic religious community which not only preserved for themselves and for us the words of the earlier prophets, but preserved them in books which were also made to breathe the hopes and aspirations that sustained the Jews through centuries of isolation, oppression, and temptation.



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