Category Archives: Isaiah

The Servant of God in Isaiah

Day Seventeen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Bernard Duhm (1847-1928) wasn’t a liturgist, but his work has influenced the lectionary used in the Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican churches. In Holy Week the readings from the Hebrew Bible, traditionally called the … Continue reading

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Isaiah and His Kings: Cyrus the Great

Day Sixteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” The scholarly consensus is that the Book of Isaiah was written over a period of several centuries, beginning with the prophet and his immediate disciples in the late 8th century BCE, continuing through … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Isaiah

Day Fifteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Thomas Merton wrote in The Waters of Siloe, pp. 295-296: The whole harmonious structure of the simple observances, the monastic life we have been discussing, the simple round of prayer and labor and … Continue reading

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Justice in III Isaiah

Day Fourteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Whereas justice in II Isaiah deals with the cost of being faithful to Yahweh and ministering to the poor, the widowed, the orphan, and the powerless, justice in III Isaiah seems to be … Continue reading

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Justice in II Isaiah

Day Thirteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” I found the reference to the development of the idea of justice in Isaiah. It was in a review by Eryl W. Davies in The Journal of Theological Studies (59:1, April 2008, p. … Continue reading

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The Idea of Justice in First Isaiah

Day Twelve of “Through Advent with Isaiah” So far I have really been looking at the possible historical origins of the Book of Isaiah, but today I want to look at a basic theme in the book and how it … Continue reading

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Isaiah and His Kings (V): Hezekiah in 2 Kings, Isaiah, and 2 Chronicles

Day Eleven of “Through Advent with Isaiah” I have gone down the rabbit hole of Isaiah. It is a very confusing Wonderland. Because I am still a PhD student I have access to the academic databases with all their academic … Continue reading

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