Monthly Archives: October 2015

Goldingay-the suffering prophet/servant

 I will shield this city and rescue it for the sake of my reputation and because of my promise to David my servant”’” (Isaiah 37:35 NET Bible). John Goldingay in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah takes on the problem of the Servant Songs scattered through Isaiah … Continue reading

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Goldingay-Second Isaiah over against paganism

John Goldingay in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah doesn’t use the term “Second Isaiah”.  But he argues that the next section or collage of Isaiah has material from more than a century after the oracles and narratives of chapters … Continue reading

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Hezekiah-crisis and trust

In The Theology of the Book of Isaiah, John Goldingay makes the historical narrative chapters a part of a collage dealing with the days of King Hezekiah that includes chapters 27-39. Goldingay does not at all deal with the narratives … Continue reading

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Goldingay-from threat to restoration

John Goldingay in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah treats Isaiah 28-39 as a section.  As 1-12 dealt with oracles in the time of King Ahaz, so 28-39 deals with the times of the son of Ahaz, Hezekiah. It … Continue reading

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Goldingay-purity and covenant applied to the whole world

In The Theology of the Book of Isaiah, John Goldingay treats chapters 13-27 of Isaiah as a single collage or section.  He is not as sure of this as he is of other sections though. Sometimes he says that Isaiah … Continue reading

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Goldingay-the nations

The prophecies of Isaiah against other nations in 13-23 took me a while because I had to read both Goldingay’s treatment in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah and those chapters in Isaiah.  What I mean is that, while … Continue reading

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Goldingay-darkness to light

John Goldingay, in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah, continues to consider the contents of Isaiah.  I am still reading his section on Isaiah 1-12. Probably the best known and most-preached-from passage in Isaiah is the call in chapter … Continue reading

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Goldingay-a love song with a twist

John Goldingay in The Theology of the Book of Isaiah begins with a survey of the contents of the Isaiah.  In a later section he will deal with Isaiah’s theology in a more comprehensive way. He talks about the content … Continue reading

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Goldingay-collages and other complications

I have begun reading The Theology of the Book of Isaiah by John Goldingay. One of the problems with reading Isaiah and other books of the prophets is the non-linear placement of the oracles.  When you read a narrative there … Continue reading

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Fake archeology story

In case you are also getting this story on social media that says the Egyptian Antiquities Authority announced that it found a whole Egyptian Army at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, it is a hoax. The 14th century … Continue reading

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