Item description for Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity by Joseph Blenkinsopp...
Overview A striking scholarly appraisal of the history of Isaiah interpretation
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802840213 ISBN13 9780802840219
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More About Joseph Blenkinsopp
Joseph Blenkinsopp is currently John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 1970. He served as Rector of the Ecumenical Institute, Tantur, Israel, in 1978, took part in excavations at Tel Dan, and coordinated the excavation at the Greek Orthodox site of Capernaum throughout the 1980s. Among his many scholarly publications on the Hebrew Bible is the Anchor Bible Reference Library volume The Pentateuch. He was born in Durham, England, educated at the universities of London and Oxford, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and the U.K. He is married with two grown sons.
Joseph Blenkinsopp currently resides in South Bend, in the state of Indiana. Joseph Blenkinsopp was born in 1927 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Notre Dame, Indiana University of Notre Dame University.
Joseph Blenkinsopp has published or released items in the following series...
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching