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Commentary on the Book of Isaiah: Critical, Historical, and Prophetical
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Commentary on the Book of Isaiah: Critical, Historical, and Prophetical


Macmillan and Co. 1878

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Explore Thomas Rawson Birks’ commentary on Isaiah alongside the text of his revised English translation of the book. He provides exposition of the Scripture, and seeks to unfold “the structure of the book of Isaiah, and the mutual relation of its parts, and thus to confirm the genuineness and unity of the whole prophecy.” His object is also to unfold the “relation between Isaiah’s successive visions and the circumstances out of which they arose.” He also provides a number of appendixes on various related subjects.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The Nature of Scripture Prophecy
    • The Books of the Prophets
    • The Life and Times of Isaiah
    • Structure of the Book of Isaiah
    • First Series of Visions
  • Commentary
  • Appendixes
    • On the Genuineness of the Later Prophecies
    • Structure of the Later Prophecies
    • The Assyrian Reigns in Isaiah
    • The Prophecy of Immanuel
    • The Historical Groundwork of the Burdens
    • The Assyrian Overthrow
    • The Controversy with Gentile Idolatry
    • The Internal Evidence of the Isaian Authorship of Ch. LV–LXVI
    • On Ch. LXVI, and the Events of the Last Times
    • On Ch. LXVI 22–24, and the Doctrine of Eternal Judgment

Product Details

  • Title: Commentary on the Book of Isaiah: Critical, Historical, and Prophetical
  • Author: Thomas R. Birks
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Edition: Second, revised
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 460
  • Christian Group: Anglican
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Isaiah

About Thomas R. Birks

Thomas Rawson Birks (1810–1883) was an Anglican priest and Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge. He also wrote extensively, authoring numerous theological works, many of which sparked discussion and debate. Some of his books include Essay on the Right Estimation of Manuscript Evidence, The Exodus of Israel, Scripture Doctrine of Creation, The Philosophy of Human Responsibility, and Modern Physical Fatalism and the Doctrine of Evolution.