The Court against Oppression: Biblical Legal Theory from a Covenant Law Suit

In this podcast, we discover how an ancient Israelite prophet argued his legal case against Israel. This discovery shows how the legal system in Israel was based on a common-law system.

Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy

Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom Abernethy, Andrew T. The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2016. Summary Abernethy’s book is an attempt to understand the theology of Isaiah. Isaiah is a huge book and so, to keep things simple,Continue reading “Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy”

Isaiah and His Books

The Jewish tradition is that Hezekiah and his men wrote/compiled Isaiah (Bava Batra 15a; Talmud). We know that Hezekiah compiled some Proverbs (Pro 25:1). We also know that other works, like Jeremiah, seem to compilations/anthologies rather than singly composed piece of literature. Jeremiah, as you know, is ordered radically different in the LXX than inContinue reading “Isaiah and His Books”

Authorship of Isaiah according to Jewish Tradition

I found this tradition concerning the authorship of Isaiah in the Babylonian Talmud (Bava Batra, trans: The William Davidson Talmud). Apparently, they thought that Isaiah’s works were compiled by Hezekiah. Jeremiah wrote his own book, and the book of Kings, and Lamentations. Hezekiah and his colleagues wrote the following, and a mnemonic to remember whichContinue reading “Authorship of Isaiah according to Jewish Tradition”