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The Literary Message of Isaiah

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In this groundbreaking literary analysis of Isaiah, Avraham Gileadi leads the layman and scholar to discover Isaiah's apocalyptic message and messianic theology. The ancient writings of Isaiah now appear -- through Gileadi's illuminating work -- to bridge the gap between the Old and New Testaments, with an ennobling view of the Messiah acceptable to both Jew and Gentile.Em ...more
Hardcover, 610 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Hebraeus Press (first published September 1994)
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May 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I found my eyes glazing over during the first half of this book. It's very dry, and I say that as a person who's read plenty of academic literature. I think it would help immensely to already be quite familiar with Isaiah. That being said, I found a couple of chapters quite intriguing, and I can honestly say that because of this book, I have a greater desire to read Isaiah in its entirety than I have ever before had. I also feel more confident that I can understand it, although that remains to b ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
It literally took me years to get through this book. It is massively dense. It is an expansion of Gileadi's doctoral dissertation, and is therefore very technical in nature. There are many, many very long strings of scripture references. Failing to look them up will prevent you from grasping the thesis and following the arguments. This is not a general-audience pop non-fiction book. Is reads more like part textbook, part index, part user manual. I only got through it in an attempt to generate co ...more
Robert Lloyd
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helpful in understanding Isaiah

I found this book to be helpful in understanding the complex book that is Isaiah, with patterns being pointed out to help me understand how the book is structured, and how I can find meaning in it. A word of caution, this book is very technical at times and there are numerous scripture references that are cited, so make sure you have your scriptures handy!
James Thomas
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When a person dedicated his life to the study of a certain material, he does become an expert on the subject. The insights Gileadi extracts from the writings of Isaiah are enlightening. Isaiah's writings can be seen in a whole new light with greater understanding after reading this book. I would recommend it for anyone who would like to get more from their study of this portion of the Bible.
Brent McGregor
Jun 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Much like his other books on Isaiah. He covers the Suzerain/Vassal relationships of God and Man. Also explains the three Abrahamic covenants that Isaiah refers to through much of his writings.
If you want bedrock understanding of Isaiah, then this is it. But, there are some doctrinal issues that need to be noticed and weighed.
Aug 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Really helped me understand Isaiah in a whole new way.
Sep 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great insights in to The Book of Isaiah. I'm still reading at this point but there's too much to absorb.
Mar 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Mormon scholars
Tough read, very technical. Biblical scholars and the very religious will enjoy it. Points out that the LDS church may well be in a type of apostacy and needs a Davidic servant to save it.
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