Isaiah 1-12: A Continental Commentary

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Preface

This first volume of my Isaiah commentary brings the study to the end of chapter twelve. It is both obvious and generally accepted that one comes to a recognizable break in the book of Isaiah at this point. Since the completion of such a study will continue within the context of many unavoidable demands on one’s time and because of the almost threatening flood of literature, it has seemed reasonable to bring the sections that have appeared to this point into one volume, the first major part of the commentary.

Because of this decision, it is obvious that the introduction to the entire commentary cannot be placed at the very beginning of the whole study, but must rather serve as a conclusion. Since the overview of the book and its history (both the history of the prophet and his message as well as that of the many unknown personages who make some contributions by way of additions) cannot be written until a study of the entire text has been carried out, one hopes that the reader will understand. Study of the book of Isaiah will continue, and I myself am amazed again and again how intensive work with a particular unit of material leads to new paths of understanding, even when one ventures to tread on territory that has been traveled many times already. In general, whoever uses this commentary will be able to detect very clearly the main lines of argument that set forth my understanding of the book and the prophet.

Whoever writes a commentary on the book of Isaiah must reflect upon the

(plans) of God, but must also take to heart, from personal experience, that human plans must always remain in doubt. In spite of that, it is to be hoped that the future sections of this commentary will not appear at the present pace but that they will be able to follow, one after the other, in a more fast-paced rhythm. That would not be possible if the author would have to wait until after the many burning issues concerning the understanding of Isaiah—and beyond that the whole question about prophecy itself—would have been clearly solved. The discussion of these

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Other Continental Commentaries from Fortress Press ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Translator’s Preface ix
  • The Superscription 1
  • Sons of Yahweh without Understanding 8
  • Almost like Sodom 18
  • True and False Worship of God 33
  • Good Things or the Sword 53
  • Jerusalem in a Purifying Judgment 59
  • Decadent Cult 74
  • The Pilgrimage of the Peoples to Zion 81
  • A Day of Yahweh 97
  • A Threat of Anarchy 123
  • Lament for the People of God 137
  • Yah Wen’s Accusation 140
  • Against the Pride of the Daughters of Zion 145
  • Women in Need in the City Devastated by War 157
  • The Holy Remnant on Devastated Zion 162
  • The Song of the Vineyard 175
  • Woes on the Callous and Irresponsible 188
  • Yahweh’s Outstretched Hand 218
  • Theophany and Commissioning 246
  • Not Cowardice, but Faith! 279
  • Disaster and Salvation "On That Day" 319
  • Speedy Plunder—swift Pillage 330
  • Shiloah Waters and Euphrates Flood 340
  • The Plan of the Peoples 349
  • Yahweh, the True Conspirator 354
  • The Sealing of the Admonition 363
  • Oppressive Darkness 376
  • The Great Light 383
  • Assyria’s Arrogance 411
  • The Great Fire of God 427
  • The Return of the Remnant 434
  • No Fear of Assyria 439
  • The March against Jerusalem 446
  • Messiah and Kingdom of Peace 459
  • Homecoming and Salvation 486
  • The Song of Praise of the Redeemed 499
  • Manuscript Sigla 509
  • Hebrew Grammars Cited 510
  • Abbreviations 511
  • Index of Hebrew Words 516
  • Index of Biblical and Related References 518
  • Index of Names and Subjects 521
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