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Isaiah old and new : exegesis, intertextuality, and hermeneutics

Reading the Book of Isaiah in its original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading its citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, argues Ben Witherington III. Here he offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary to Isaiah, as well as a reasoned consideration of how Isaiah was heard and read in early Christianity. By reading "forward and backward" Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology
eBook, English, 2017
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2017
1 online resource (xv, 508 pages)
9781506420561, 1506420567
The past is but prologue?
1. Isaianic fingerprints everywhere
2. Early Isaiah : Isaiah 1-12
3. Later Isaiah : Isaiah 13-39
4. Eschatological Isaiah, part one : Isaiah 40-55
5. Eschatological Isaiah, part two : Isaiah 56-66
6. Isaiah old and new : conclusions
Appendix A. Intertextuality of a different sort
Appendix B. Forward thinking on reading backwards : dialogue and review
Appendix C. Isaiah as "Christian" scripture : what should we think about that idea? A detailed synopsis and critique of Brevard Childs, the struggle to understand Isaiah as Christian scripture
Appendix D.A key to the Isaianic authorship puzzle?
Appendix E.A review of Richard Hays's Echoes of scripture in the Gospels
Appendix F. What should we think of intertexuality? The use of Isaiah by the evangelists to structure their Gospels (and Acts)
Appendix G. Isaiah as architect