Isaiah (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)

When I read through Isaiah last year, one resource I consulted whenever I could was the Isaiah section in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. Zondervan has recently published it as a stand-alone book. The sort of “backgrounds” that Isaiah describes are history, geography, culture, archaeology, and comparison to other Ancient Near Eastern texts and traditions. The … Continue reading Isaiah (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)

Who is Isaiah’s Shepherd of the Sheep? Hebrews Ventures an Answer

Reading through Isaiah, I’ve made connections between biblical texts that I never noticed before. I’ve posted about Philippians and Ephesians. Today I saw something in Isaiah 63:11 that seems to have inspired the author of Hebrews. Isaiah 63:11 English: And the one who brought up from the land the shepherd of the sheep remembered the … Continue reading Who is Isaiah’s Shepherd of the Sheep? Hebrews Ventures an Answer

Greek Isaiah in a Year: Rest of Readings in Facebook

From here on out, I’ll post the readings (each day) for Greek Isaiah in a Year in its Facebook group. We are up to chapter 60, and almost done. The text will be, as usual, from R.R. Ottley’s Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint (pictured above). Ottley is here in Logos (reviewed here) and here as a free, downloadable pdf in the public … Continue reading Greek Isaiah in a Year: Rest of Readings in Facebook

Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 45 and 46 (Isaiah 55:7-Isaiah 58:9)

We are getting close to the end of Greek Isaiah in a Year. This week and next week cover Isaiah 55:7-Isaiah 58:9. Below is the text from R.R. Ottley’s Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint. Ottley is also here in Logos (reviewed here) and here as a free, downloadable pdf in the public domain. The full reading plan for our group is here (pdf). See here for … Continue reading Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 45 and 46 (Isaiah 55:7-Isaiah 58:9)

Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 43 and 44 (Isaiah 52:1-Isaiah 55:6)

This past week and next week in Greek Isaiah in a Year cover Isaiah 52:1-Isaiah 55:6. Below is the text from R.R. Ottley’s Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint. Ottley is also here in Logos (reviewed here) and here as a free, downloadable pdf in the public domain. The full reading plan for our group is here (pdf). See here for more resources and links … Continue reading Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 43 and 44 (Isaiah 52:1-Isaiah 55:6)

Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 39 and 40 (Isa 47:1-49:11)

This past week I was reminded why I’ve so much appreciated going through Isaiah slowly, just five or so verses a day. I wrote about a new observation I had (i.e., new to me) here. This week and next week in Greek Isaiah in a Year will cover Isaiah 47:1-49:11. Here are the readings for each … Continue reading Greek Isaiah in a Year, Weeks 39 and 40 (Isa 47:1-49:11)