Isaiah and Imperial Context

The Book of Isaiah in the Times of Empire

Edited by Andrew T. Abernethy, Mark G. Brett, Tim Bulkeley, Tim Meadowcroft

Isaiah and Imperial Context

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  • Pages: 262
  • Publication Date: 9/26/2013
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Isaiah and Imperial Context

The Book of Isaiah in the Times of Empire

Edited by Andrew T. Abernethy, Mark G. Brett, Tim Bulkeley, Tim Meadowcroft

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  • ISBN: 9781620326237
  • Pages: 262
  • Publication Date: 9/26/2013
  • Retail Price: $31.00
Web Price: $24.80
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  • ISBN: 9781620326237
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 9/26/2013
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About-

Interpreting Isaiah requires attention to empire. The matrix of the book of Isaiah was the imperial contexts of Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. The community of faith in these eras needed a prophetic vision for life. Not only is the book of Isaiah crafted in light of empire, but current readers cannot help but approach Isaiah in light of imperial realities today. As a neglected area of research, Isaiah and Imperial Context probes how empire can illumine Isaiah through essays that utilize archaeology, history, literary approaches, post-colonialism, and feminism within the various sections of Isaiah. The contributors are Andrew T. Abernethy, Mark G. Brett, Tim Bulkeley, John Goldingay, Christopher B. Hays, Joy Hooker, Malcolm Mac MacDonald, Judith E. McKinlay, Tim Meadowcroft, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, and David Ussishkin.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Various parts of the book of Isaiah were written when Israel and Judah lived under imperial domination. It is therefore surprising that this multi-faceted topic has not been the subject of extended analysis before. In the kaleidoscope of essays collected here new patterns within the book are exposed and a colorful light is shed on many of its separate parts and themes. I am sure this will prove invigorating for future research and exegesis."
--Hugh Williamson, University of Oxford

"An excellent and innovative discussion by a group of scholars engaged in a reading of Isaiah centered on imperial empire. The diversity of approaches extends from a focus on historical background, language, and social custom to the present reception of the text, particularly from the perspective of post-colonial theory."
--Ed Conrad, University of Queensland

"The editors have produced a collection of essays that are sharply focused on . . . reading the texts of Isaiah in the context of the imperial realities of Assyrian and Babylonian military and economic power. The essays are consistently well-written, and the collection is both helpful and even quite provocative. I suggest this book be required reading for any modern studies of Prophetic literature."
--Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University

Contributors-

Andrew T. Abernethy
Mark G. Brett
Tim Bulkeley
Tim Meadowcroft

Bio(s)-

Andrew T. Abernethy is Lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College. Mark G. Brett is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Whitley College, MCD University of Divinity. Tim Bulkeley recently retired as Lecturer at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, and is now a freelance scholar. Tim Meadowcroft is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Laidlaw College, Auckland.

Tim Meadowcroft joined the academic staff of Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1994 after completing doctoral studies at New College, University of Edinburgh. He lives in West Auckland, and is married to Sue; they have four daughters and nine grandchildren. Tim has published a number of articles and written or co-edited eight books including The Book of Daniel (2004, co-authored with Nate Irwin); Haggai (2006); The Message of the Word of God (2011); Gospel, Truth, & Identity: Evangelical Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand (2011, co-edited with Myk Habets); Ears that Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2013, co-edited with Joel Green). He continues to write and publish on wisdom and apocalyptic, hermeneutics, and contextual readings of Scripture. Tim is also an honorary assistant minister in the Henderson Anglican parish.

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