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Theological Interpretation and Isaiah 53: A Critical Comparison of Bernhard Duhm, Brevard Childs, and Alec Motyer - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)
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Theological Interpretation and Isaiah 53: A Critical Comparison of Bernhard Duhm, Brevard Childs, and Alec Motyer - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 27/02/2014
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This study brings together the hermeneutical approaches of three Old Testament scholars, specifically as they pertain to the interpretation of Isaiah 52.13-53.12 in the framework of Christian theology. Contemporary discourse and hermeneutical discussions have led to the development of a point of confusion in theological hermeneutics, focusing on what relationship older frames of reference may have with those more recent. Bernhard Duhm is presented as a history-of-Religion scholar who does not easily abide by popular understandings of that school. Brevard Childs moves outward from particular historical judgments regarding the nature of redaction and form criticism, attempting to arrive at a proximately theological reading of the poem. Alec Motyer's evangelical commitments represent a large constituency of contemporary theological readership, and a popular understanding of Isaiah 53. Following a summary and critical engagement of each interpreter on his own terms, the study analyzes the use of rhetoric behind the respective readings of Isaiah 53, and proposes theological reading as a highly eclectic undertaking, distanced from the demarcations of `pre-critical', `critical', and `post-critical'.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567456069
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm


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Shepherd's study achieves what it proposes to do. He does in fact offer a "sympathetic yet critical" reading of these three diverse scholars. -- Phillip J. Long * Reading Acts *
...at its core this is a study of Old Testament theological hermeneutics. [...] The volume is clearly constructed [...] and is pleasingly supported by reference to a broad selection of German literature on the topic (which in this area is unavoidable). * U.B Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, De Gruyter *
Shepherd has presented three compelling case studies [of how to read Isaiah as Christian scripture]. * Journal of Theological Studies *
The greatest value of Shepherd's book is the opportunity that he provides to the reader to examine the hermeneutics and theology of three very different OT scholars, all who have made significant contributions to the study of Isaiah. Shepherd's book provides helpful insights into how historical critics and conservative scholars approach theological hermeneutics. * Journal of Ministry Theology *

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