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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, Chapters 40-66 : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - A.S. Herbert

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, Chapters 40-66

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

Paperback Published: 15th December 1975
ISBN: 9780521099332
Number Of Pages: 220

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Chapters 40-66 of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, addressed to the Jews in exile in Babylon, belong to a period from about 547 BC when Babylonian power was weakening before the might of King Cyrus of Persia. Isaiah not only saw this as the will of God, but asserted that God was directing events in order that Yahweh's people might be released from exile. The lyrical, exhortatory quality of the earlier chapters in particular resulted from his conviction that it was his task to prepare the exiles for their new role and to restore their faith and confidence. The first volume of Professor Herbert's commentary on Isaiah, dealing with chapters 1-39, was published in 1973. In this second volume, Professor Herbert again introduces the text with a discussion of its nature, form and composition and historical setting. The N.E.B. translation of the text then follows, alternating with sections of commentary in the style now established for this series.

The renewal of Israel
The historical background
The message of Second Isaiah
The Servant Poems
News of the returning exiles
Israel delivered and redeemed
Israel a light to the nations
The teaching of Isaiah 40-55
Warnings to keep the moral law
Promise of the new Jerusalem
The teaching of Isaiah
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ISBN: 9780521099332
ISBN-10: 0521099331
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 15th December 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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