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Isaiah (2000): A Commentary
In this important addition to the Old Testament Library, now available in a new casebound edition, renowned scholar Brevard Childs writes on the Old Testament's most important theological book. He furnishes a fresh translation from the Hebrew and discusses questions of text, philology, historical background, and literary architecture, and then proceeds with a critically in ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published June 7th 2013 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published November 2000)
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I am currently using Childs's commentary in my expository sermon series through Isaiah. Though he is a proponent of the higher criticism, I find his particular form of it helpful in at least one regard. He calls it "canonical criticism" and tends to focus not so much on the theoretical forces of Scripture's composition as on the finished product. In other words, the process of Scripture's compilation is not so important as its final composition. This means that in any given Scripture passage, he ...more
Brevard Springs Childs (September 2, 1923 - June 23, 2007) was Professor of Old Testament at Yale University from 1958 until 1999 (and Sterling Professor after 1992), and one of the most influential biblical scholars of the 20th century. Childs is particularly noted for pioneering canonical criticism, a way of interpreting the Bible that focuses on the text of the biblical canon itself as a finish ...moreMore about Brevard S. Childs...