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”

Jesus: YHWH, Prophet, and Message

While the commission of Isaiah is often cited for missions, the message that the Lord gives him is often overlooked. Here is what Isaiah was to preach: And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of thisContinue reading “Jesus: YHWH, Prophet, and Message”