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What is the historical context of Isaiah 48? 

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The final editor has deliberately excised the original historical context of Second and Third Isaiah and has placed these oracles into the historical context of the 8th-century prophet.2 But this editorial work is not fortuitous.

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.

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.

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.

The Old Greek of Isaiah (LXX Isaiah) is a very interesting witness to the history of interpretation and reception of the book of Isaiah at an early date.

Isaiah in the Septuagint
01 Jan 1997  5 citations

Watts's revised Cambridge dissertation is more ambitious than previous attempts; he argues that the new exodus theme of Isaiah (particularly Deutero-Isaiah) is the hermeneutical key not only to the structure of the second Gospel but to Markan Christology and soteriology as well.

"Isaiah 56-66 does not constitute what most people today would recognize as a literary work. . . .

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.