Thursday, April 08, 2021

Tiemeyer (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

Edited by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Oxford Handbooks

  • Offers insight from a religiously and geographically diverse roster of scholars into the broad spectrum of global engagement with Isaiah
  • Provides easily accessible and high quality scholarship to academics and laypeople alike
  • Offers up-to-date scholarship from recognized experts on the book of Isaiah

The book of Isaiah is without doubt one of the most important books in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as evidenced by its pride of place in both Jewish and Christian traditions as well as in art and music. Most people, scholars and laity alike, are familiar with the words of Isaiah accompanied by the magnificent tones of Handel's 'Messiah'.

Isaiah is also one of the most complex books due to its variety and plurality, and it has accordingly been the focus of scholarly debate for the last 2000 years. Divided into eight sections, The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah constitutes a collection of essays on one of the longest books in the Bible. They cover different aspects regarding the formation, interpretations, and reception of the book of Isaiah, and also offer up-to-date information in an attractive and easily accessible format. The result does not represent a unified standpoint; rather the individual contributions mirror the wide and varied spectrum of scholarly engagement with the book. The authors of the essays likewise represent a broad range of scholarly traditions from diverse continents and religious affiliations, accompanied by comprehensive recommendations for further reading.


Published: 13 November 2020
712 Pages
ISBN: 9780190669249

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