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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Isaiah: Chapter Summary



The Inscription. Who was Isaiah? Of what sort was his death? 1. The Argument of the book set forth in the words of Athanasius and Jerome. It is an ἀμαλθείας κέρας, horn of plenty, 2. The genus of teaching is set forth, 3. The Prophecy was written concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It is a support of faith and hope in Christ, 4. An account of the time in which he prophesied is elicited. He is latter than Elijah, Elisha, and Jonah; a σύγχρονοὶ/contemporary with Hosea, Micah, Joel, and Amos, 5. An account of the order is difficult to elicit. The manner of the Prophets, consigning to writing a summary of the sermons delivered by them, 6. The distribution of the book according to Œcolampadius, Junius. Four parts are established. I. Prophecies concerning the Jewish people of GOD (Isaiah 1-12). II. Prophecies against various nations, bearing hostility towards the Church of GOD (Isaiah 13-28). III. Prophecies concerning the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, together with the intermixed history of Hezekiah, under whom the prophecy was published (Isaiah 29-39). IV. Evangelical Prophecies or sermons concerning the redemption of mankind through Christ, with its type intermixed, namely, their liberation from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40-66). A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Hebrew, 7.

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