By Paul V. Niskanen

The final chapters of the e-book of Isaiah provide a imaginative and prescient of latest wish on the sunrise of the postexilic interval. The dense and intricate imagery of sunshine, espousal, and victory provides expression to the cheerful fact of a go back to Jerusalem and to the as-yet-unrealized goals of rebuilding and repopulating what has been laid to waste.

Trito-Isaiah's proclamation of God's salvation or victory looks either as an excellent mild and a bad darkness in those chapters. For whereas Yahweh's triumph potential rejoicing for his righteous servants, it portends unspeakable horror if you happen to insurgent opposed to him.

faraway from a remotely similar appendix tacked directly to the prophetic textual content, Niskanen examines Isaiah 56–66 in the broader context of the complete e-book of Isaiah, revealing the stylistic and thematic connections among those and past chapters and the importance of the poetical buildings and imagery hired in Isaiah 56–66.

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