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Description - Messianism within the Scriptural Scroll of Isaiah by Randall Heskett

This work re-examines the traditional messianic texts in "Isaiah" used by later Judaism and/or Christianity. Older modern historical criticisms tended to focus on the historical origins of Israelite traditions so that most of the texts traditionally regarded as messianic came to be understood as non-messianic. However, Heskett uses various historical-critical methods and other contextual methodologies to show how smaller units of non-messianic tradition in the prehistory of the book gained a new messianic significance when they became part of the book of "Isaiah" as a whole. From that perspective, there are arguments for some messianic promises within the book of "Isaiah" showing that within the book's scriptural context the texts themselves provide a warrant for messianic readings. This study takes into account the important similarities and differences in Jewish and Christian perceptions of the same.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780567029225
ISBN-10: 0567029220
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 153mm x 33mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Randall Heskett

Randall Heskett is Lecturer at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

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