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What is the context of Isaiah 40? 

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The paper argues that the literal meaning of Isaiah 40:1-31 includes that of a prophecy of the preparations of St John the Baptist, the coming of Christ and of His atoning death and resurrection.

This study argues that Isa 10,16–19, located in the context of the anti-Assyrian prophecy, provides essential clues in understanding the formation of the book of Isaiah.

On a literary level, Isaiah 36–39 shows itself to be a vital piece of the overall literary structure of Proto- Isaiah in that it highlights the fulfi lment of Isaiah’s initial Immanuel prophecy in chapters 7–12.

The paper argues that Isaiah 40 uses the image of a highway and of physical travel as a metaphor for a spiritual journey and that Isaiah 40 operates as a type for the second coming.

It shows that the Christian interpretation of Isaiah 2 and Micah 4 is best seen in the context of a rival Jewish understanding of the text.

According to him, First Isaiah, the pre-exilic prophet of judgement, when read apart from Second (the exilic prophet of consolation) and Third Isaiah (postexilic prophet of promise), loses its theological context.

This essay argues for a contextual exegetical reading of the servant songs in Second Isaiah.

If there is anything radical and unprecedented about Isaiah 40-55, it is the poet’s rhetoric, which seems to suggest a new meaning and more restricted use for the word “god” ().Though the host remain a heavenly reality for Second Isaiah, serving Yhwh as they have always done, they are no longer called gods.

There are striking thematic and verbal parallels between Isaiah 24–27 and Rom 8.18–30 that suggest that Isaiah 24–27 provides the primary source for Paul's description of the ruin and groaning of creation in Rom 8.19–22, a possibility that is strengthened by the fact that Paul elsewhere explicitly cites Isa 25.8.

40-55 of the Book of Isaiah, the author of this paper suggests that the prophetic message therein is gendered and, further, finds evidence of an exilic prophetic critique brought against patriarchy itself.