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Isaiah 40-66

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No book of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted in the New than Isaiah, and no portion of Isaiah is more frequently quoted in the New than the typologically fertile soil of Isaiah 40-66. Still, as interpreted by the fathers, Isaiah presents a message that is far more soteriological than christological, leading readers to a deeper understanding of God's judgment and salvation. Isaiah 40-66 provides us with the closest thing the Old Testament has to offer regarding a ...
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Overview

No book of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted in the New than Isaiah, and no portion of Isaiah is more frequently quoted in the New than the typologically fertile soil of Isaiah 40-66. Still, as interpreted by the fathers, Isaiah presents a message that is far more soteriological than christological, leading readers to a deeper understanding of God's judgment and salvation. Isaiah 40-66 provides us with the closest thing the Old Testament has to offer regarding a systematic theology.

The excerpts included in this volume offer us a rich array of differing styles, principles and theological emphases from Theodoret of Cyr to Eusebius and Procopius, to Cyril of Alexandria, Jerome and Augustine. Readers will be enriched by the wide-ranging selections, some of which are translated here into English for the first time.

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Mark W. Elliott (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a teaching fellow in church history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of Song of Songs and Christology in the Early Church, 381-451. He is the editor of The Dynamics of Human Life and (with Kent Brower) Eschatology in Bible and Theology.
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
A Guide to Using This Commentary
Abbreviations
Introduction to Isaiah 40-66
Commentary on Isaiah 40-66
Appendix: Early Christian Writers and the Documents Cited
Biographical Sketches
Timeline of Writers of the Patristic Period
Bibliography of Works in Original Languages
Bibliography of Works in English Translation
Authors/Writings Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index
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