This work takes seriously the compositional nature of Isaiah 24–27 and moves beyond the schema established by Bernard Duhm who defined these chapters as a composite of unrelated pericopae. This new approach has enabled new light to be brought to such perennial problems as the identity of the city (or cities), the date of the composition, the structure of the four chapters, the perspective of the composition and the nature of the resurrection alluded to in 26:19. This study concludes that Isaiah 24–27 was written during the exile, a time significantly earlier than is commonly held by critical scholars. The composition exhibits the marks of a coherent and integrated work. It is not apocalyptic in the sense of envisioning the termination of the present age, nor is there any notion of an individual resurrection such as one finds in the book of Daniel.
- Examines the composition, meaning, and interpretive challenges in Isaiah
- Discusses questions of authorship, historicity, and canonicity
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- Title: From Chaos to Restoration: An Integrative Reading of Isaiah 24–27
- Author: Dan G. Johnson
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 150
About Dan G. Johnson
Dan G. Johnson was born and reared on a 5th generation farm in central Ohio. He received a B.A. from Asbury College in 1970, an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1985. He is a John Wesley Scholar, a past dean of the Florida Conference School of Ministry, current chair of the Asbury Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, past president of the Florida Conference Council on Finance and Administration, and current member of the Board of Directors at the North Florida Retirement Village.