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Isaiah After Exile: The Author of Third Isaiah as Reader and Redactor of the Book

Jacob Stromberg


A definitive stage in the formation of Isaiah came with the return from exile, and the subsequent efforts at restoration. In this new context, how were older Isaianic oracles to be heard? This book illuminates the textual hermeneutics embedded in the post-exilic shape of Isaiah, contributing to our understanding of the dynamics of scriptural formation in this influential period of Jewish history. This book argues that the author of Third Isaiah edited the book in line with his reading of it to project the old prophecy into the new post-exilic situation. The argument unfolds in three parts. The ... More

Keywords: Isaiah, Third Isaiah, formation, post-exilic, exile, redactor, reader, hermeneutics, allusion, prophecy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Stromberg, author