Category Archives: Isaiah

Isaiah 59:16-17: A Vulnerable God?

Isaiah 59:15-17 states (in the NRSV): “Truth is lacking, and whoever turns from evil is despoiled. The LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.  He saw that there was no one, and was appalled that … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Isaiah 58, the Sabbath, and Edward J. Young

I’ve been reading the Book of Isaiah for my daily quiet time.  A while back, I got Edward J. Young’s three volume, verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Isaiah, which dates to the 1960’s-1970’s.  The commentary is conservative in that … Continue reading

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Derek Leman on Isaiah 9:5(6)

Messianic Jewish rabbi Derek Leman has graciously given me permission to post today’s Daily Isaiah on my blog.  I am glad to do so because today’s Daily Isaiah was one of my favorites!  Daily Isaiah is something that Derek sends … Continue reading

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Derek Leman on the Filthy Rags in Isaiah 64:6

Isaiah 64:6 says (in the KJV) that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”.  Many evangelicals have thrown this verse in people’s faces to contend that we all need Jesus to be our Savior and to cover us with his … Continue reading

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Peckham on Jonah, Third Isaiah, and Style

I have three items for my write-up today of Brian Peckham’s History and Prophecy. 1.  Peckham argues that the Book of Jonah is a parody that is mocking the prophets.  Peckham states on page 690 that “The original work was … Continue reading

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Crusemann on Mosaic Courts, Deuteronomistic Additions to the Cultic Decalogue, and Unjust Mishpatim

For my write-up today of Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law, I have three items: 1.  On page 107, Crusemann states: “There probably was a Mosaically legitimized institution during the monarchic period that made … Continue reading

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Theological Points from Kaiser

In this post, I’ll be talking about a few points in Otto Kaiser’s commentary on Isaiah 1-12. 1.  On pages 25-26, Kaiser talks about Isaiah 2, in which the nations of the earth come to Zion to learn God’s ways … Continue reading

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