Isaiah Project: An Annotated Bibliography

 

For those following the Isaiah project this is a current list of my reading. 

 

Joseph Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1- 39, Volume 18A The Anchor Yale Bible, Yale University Press, 2000

-- Isaiah 40 - 55, Volume 19A The Anchor Yale Bible, Yale University Press, 2002

-- Isaiah 56 - 66, Volume 20A The An

chor Yale Bible, Yale University Press, 2004

--A History of Prophecy in Israel Revised and Enlarged, Westminster John Knox Press 1983

 

Brevard S. Childs Isaiah A Commentary, The Old Testament Library Westminster John Knox Press 2001

Childs has served as the reference for our first read.  His commentary references all the critical historical studies of the Isaiah text.  In the end Childs is a canonist, that is after a critical historical approach it is  the received text which counts as reference for church teaching.  It is the basis of a Protestant dogmatic.

 

Blenkinksopp is the basis for the second reading which is currently underway.  He is duly aware of the critical historical studies of the Isaiah text.  He is properly part of the redactionist studies which took over critical studies in the eighties.  In his view editors are as interesting as original authors.  His commentary is more amenable to Catholic systematic.

 

J. Blake Couey’s recently published work: Reading the poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry, Oxford Press 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Zev L. Farber and Jacob L. Wright, Archeology and History of Eighth Century Judah. SBL Press, Atlanta, 2018.

 

This volume is a collection of a number of essays relevant to the recognition that the 8th century, the time frame in which the Isaiah scroll had its beginnings, is place for enquires about how the Biblical text has its origins.  It is a value background for the study of the Isaiah text.

 

Israel Finkelstein  The Forgotten Kingdom The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel, SBL Press 2013

 

Finkelstein arguments about the nature of Judah are part of what compelled the study listed above.  Archeology suggests that Judah the southern kingdom is minor organization in relation to the much larger northern kingdom. He argues that with the fall of the Northern Kingdom 722 a large migration took place to the Sourtern Kingdom. 

 

A. J. Rosenburg The Book of Isaiah Volume One and Volume Two A New English Translation of the Text, Rashi and Commentary Digest The Judaica Press 1982

 

I have uses Rosenburg as an access to the Masoretic text of Isaiah and have value of a Jewish commentary on the text.

 

I would welcome any suggestions for this Bibliography.  The Elder of Omaha

 

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