Item description for Interpreting Isaiah: The Suffering and Glory of the Messiah by Herbert M. Wolf...
Overview This volume skillfully deals with a wide range of issues important to a clear understanding of the Book of Isaiah. It is sectioned into three parts: introductory questions, paragraph-by-paragraph analysis, and theological emphasis on Christology and Eschatology.
Publishers Description This multifaceted volume artfully blends the functions of an introduction and a commentary. Without overwhelming the student with details, it discusses a wide range of issues that are important for the interpretation of Isaiah. The book consists of three parts. In the first part, Herbert Wolf discusses the more traditional introductory questions: the world of Isaiah, the theories of multiple authorship, the structure of Isaiah, and Isaiah's poetry. The second part is a detailed paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of the prophecy itself. The last part of the book discusses Isaiah's christological and eschatological emphases. Detailed footnotes and an extensive bibliography facilitate further study.
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Herbert Wolf was associate professor of theological studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. His area of expertise was Old Testament studies. Dr. Wolf held degrees from Wheaton College, Dallas Seminary, and Brandeis University. He was the author of Haggai and Malachi: Redemption and Renewal.
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A fine single-volume work from a conservative perspective.. Feb 12, 2001
I recently re-read this work by Herbert M. Wolf. This is a solid work from the conservative perspective. The single authorship and premillennial ideas are adhered to stringently in this volume.
Material here is presented very well in a logical and lucid manner. Chapters one through four give excellent background information pertaining to history and authorship of the book of Isaiah. I find it remarkable that the entire scope of Isaiah is presented so well in a SINGLE volume.
I do have two quibbles. One, the book lacks detail on important aspects such as Christology and Authorship. Two, there are NO charts that summarize cogently important theological concepts derived from Isaiah.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in delving deeper into the great book of Isaiah. Even if one does not hold or agree with the author's theology this is a book that deserves your attention. Well worth your time.