The latter half of the sixth century B.C.E. found the Jewish community fragmented and under great strife after having been conquered by the Babylonian armies. As a response to a growing despair over life in servitude and exile, Isaiah 40–66 was written. Paul Hanson examines the writings of Second Isaiah. What he discovers is a poetic argument for a loving and attentive God and the rightful place of God's creatures in the unfolding of history. This commentary provides a wealth of insight into the world and worldview of Second Isaiah.
- Detailed introduction
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- Title: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Isaiah: Chapters 40-66
- Author: Paul D. Hanson
- Publisher: John Knox Press
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pages: 255
About Paul D. Hanson
Paul D. Hanson is Florence Corliss Lamont Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.