Friday, August 07, 2020

Comfort in Deutero-Isaiah

PROF. FRANCIS LANDY: The Prologue to Deutero-Isaiah (
“Comfort, oh comfort My people,” says your God, נַחֲמוּ נַחֲמוּ עַמִּי יֹאמַר אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. Thus begins the prologue to Deutero-Isaiah (40:1–11), a passage containing four speech fragments haunted by the past but offering a message of comfort and hope.

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