You can either continue shopping, or checkout now if you'd like. Hence, in the end the earthly Jerusalem is classed alongside of Sodom, Egypt, and Babylon (Revelation 11:8) as incorrigible cities. : A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus (New Studies in Biblical Theology), All Things New: Revelation as Canonical Capstone (New Studies in Biblical Theology), We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry, Interpreting the Prophetic Books: An Exegetical Handbook (Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis), "In a well-written and remarkably comprehensive treatment, Dr. Andrew Abernethy takes us through the book by unfolding the way God and his kingdom are presented in each of the three major sections of the prophecy, and then by outlining the way this reigning God uses agents to accomplish his purpose. This means if you select "60 Copies" from the dropdown menu titled "Bundle Size" right next to Quantity, and increase the Quantity to 3, you will get 180 copies. In Isaiah Chapters 1 through 5, God through Isaiah presents the picture of the Kingdom of God, which is to come in the days of Messiah. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. He then outlines how Isaiah 24–25 portrays this king as one who judges and rules over the nations and will invite people from all nations to his table to celebrate his victory over death. This reversal of fortune, of course, comes at the end of the age when Jerusalem’s “seven times” of judgment expire. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This was also done when they crossed shallow streams or rivers, so that their clothing remains dry. Now that you know what the Kingdom of God is, you need to understand how to follow Jesus’ command to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). One of these items ships sooner than the other. Perhaps a clearer methodology on how we can read Isaiah Christologically would have clarified the “canonical reflections” sections. Dr. Abernethy undertakes all of this exegetical and theological exploration with an eye peeled for the way New Testament writers, seven centuries later, pick up on these trajectories to bring us to Christ." The Book of Isaiah and God's Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach (New Studies in Biblical Theology) (VOLUME 40). Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, uncover the leg, cross the rivers. I did make a few notes but soon gave up. The Book of Isaiah and God's Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach (New Studies in Biblical…. God also says that He “will not spare a man.” What does this mean? Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. Dr. Stephen Jones has been writing blog posts since 2005 on a variety of topics from Bible Studies to World News, and he has been writing books since 1992. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Topics related to this include: God being king amidst the historical turmoils Israel faced; God’s eschatological kingdom, which God will set up on Zion but which will influence and even encompass the entire world; God’s activity as warrior-king, in pursuit of justice; and God the king’s agents, including the Davidic king, the servant of the Lord in Second Isaiah, and the Lord’s messenger of Third Isaiah. You can view the recordings by clicking this banner. . After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This freedom comes only at the end of all judgment, for only then will creation itself be set free at the great Jubilee at the end of time. The fact that the Babylonian queen is said to be the “virgin daughter of Babylon” suggests that she represents a future generation. A significant section is then devoted to exploring two key themes in Isaiah and their relation to kingship. Rather, the book is thematic, as it focuses on the Book of Isaiah’s interaction with the subject of God’s kingdom. Isaiah 37:16. Abernethy follows a chiastic structure for Isaiah 56–66, but he sets Isaiah 60–62 at the center of the chiasm, a rather large center relative to the other parts (e.g., A = 56:1–8). Unlike Jeremiah and Ezekiel, why does God not show up in a grand display until Isaiah 6? However, the Hebrew name, Ierushalayim, has the dual ending (“ayim”) and literally means “two Jerusalems.” The meaning of this was discussed among the ancient rabbis and never resolved, but we know from the New Testament that this prophesies of two cities—the earthly city and the heavenly city. The first resurrection, which includes only the sons of God, does not mark the end of God’s plan of salvation in the earth. What does this say about Isaiah’s historical setting? Royalty, of course, would be carried across the rivers without having to strip down and expose their shame. Please try again. Chapter 4 takes a slightly different angle and examines the characters, or “lead agents,” that God uses to save, judge, and establish his kingdom. This book ranks well alongside the ten others I have read in this series. Romans 8:19-21 says. I'm not the brightest bauble on the Christmas tree and found this one quite difficult. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The point is that we may also interpret Jerusalem and the daughter of Jerusalem in light of these two cities that are called by the same name. Though he points out that Isaiah’s readers would have understood Isaiah’s vision of Zion as a physical place with real, material blessings, Abernethy does not elaborate on what that looks like for the church; he does, however, provide some biblical-theological reflections. The D levels of the chiasm (Isa 59:15b–21 and Isa 63:1–6) are discussed at length to highlight the anticipation of the salvation this international king brings, and the day of vengeance, respectively. The daughter of Babylon is pictured as a half-naked slave girl grinding meal for her masters. It is not a proclamation of doom for the rest of creation. 1 “Come down and sit in the dust [afar, “dust, debris, that which has been pulverized”], O virgin [bethulah] daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne [kissa, “throne, stool, seat”], O daughter of the Chaldeans! Isaiah then interjects his comment in Isaiah 47:4. It is here that all his earlier years of searching the Scriptures began to come into clear focus. If you feel led to support this ministry, we deeply appreciate it, © 2020 God's Kingdom Ministries. In the end, the earthly Jerusalem too is enslaved to sin and must die, for all forms of flesh are unable to perfect itself under the Old Covenant. Babylon is thus an “old man” city which, like Adam himself, is condemned to death. We see the same in the case of Jerusalem in the latter days when she is restored, as in Micah 4:8. There's a problem loading this menu right now. You don't have to agree with every conclusion to benefit from this author's concern to work from the biblical context. ." In short, this volume is a stunning achievement. In fact this series continually lures me in and then spits me out! However, its massive size can be intimidating; its historical setting can seem distant, opaque, varied; its organization and composition can seem disjointed and fragmented; its abundance of terse, poetic language can make its message seem veiled―and where are those explicit prophecies about Christ?
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