Chronicles as Evidence for Deutero-Isaiah

Today my class on the Bible focused on stories from among the Writings, the third major section of the Hebrew Bible, including Chronicles. I was struck that the ending of Chronicles provides important evidence for the multiple authorship of the Book of Isaiah. In 2 Chronicles 36:22, the author makes much of the fact that the [Read More…]

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Cyrus Entering Babylon

For some reason I thought this might give some history nerds who are also pop music fans a chuckle. I decided that having Miley Cyrus twerking in the chariot might be a bit too risqué for this blog. [Read more…]

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Authorship of Isaiah

My course on the Bible focuses a lot of attention on the identification and use of reliable sources. When students try to tackle an assignment on the authorship of the Book of Isaiah, they consistently find LaMar Adams’ online article, produced at Brigham Young University, which uses computer-generated statistics for the occurrence of certain prefixes [Read More…]

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