Berit Olam: Isaiah 56-66 by Paul V. Niskanen

By Paul V. Niskanen

The final chapters of the ebook of Isaiah provide a imaginative and prescient of recent wish on the sunrise of the postexilic interval. The dense and complicated imagery of sunshine, espousal, and victory offers expression to the cheerful fact of a go back to Jerusalem and to the as-yet-unrealized goals of rebuilding and repopulating what has been laid to waste.

Trito-Isaiah's proclamation of God's salvation or victory seems to be either as a super mild and a poor darkness in those chapters. For whereas Yahweh's triumph potential rejoicing for his righteous servants, it portends unspeakable horror in case you insurgent opposed to him.

faraway from a remotely similar appendix tacked directly to the prophetic textual content, Niskanen examines Isaiah 56–66 in the broader context of the total publication of Isaiah, revealing the stylistic and thematic connections among those and prior chapters and the importance of the poetical buildings and imagery hired in Isaiah 56–66.

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