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Of all the texts in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, perhaps no book has a more colorful history of interpretation than Isaiah. A comprehensive history of this interpretation between the prophet Malachi and the first days of Christianity, Joseph Blenkinsopp's "Opening the Sealed Book" traces three different prophetic traditions in Isaiah - the "man of God," the critic of social structures, and the apocalyptic seer. Blenkinsopp explores the place of Isaiah in Jewish sectarianism, at Qumran, and among early Christians, touching on a number of its themes, including exile, "the remnant of Israel," martyrdom, and "the servant of the Lord." Encompassing several disciplines - hermeneutics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Second Temple studies, Christian origins - "Opening the Sealed Book" will appeal to Jewish and Christian scholars as well as readers fascinated by the intricate and influential prophetic visions of Isaiah.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780802840219
ISBN-10: 0802840213
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Joseph Blenkinsopp

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A O'Brien Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the Universities of London and Oxford, Blenkinsopp is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and received the National Religious Book Award for his highly acclaimed Prophecy and Canon.

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