Discover anew one of the most influential—and misunderstood—books of the Old Testament.
In The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel, you will glean fresh insights into the prophet Isaiah’s words. You’ll join Old Testament expert Fr. Leslie Hoppe, who will deftly guide you through the historical context and literary beauty of Isaiah. As you prayerfully reflect upon the verses, you will gain deeper levels of understanding and more informed methods of reading, and prayerful reflection.
The Book of Isaiah is at once a sublime collection of poetry, an historical document of immense importance, and an inspiring work of faith. From the Catholic lectionary to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Isaiah has played a vital role in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
You will begin by looking at the literary features and socio-historical background of the book. You will then explore in-depth certain passages of the text, starting with Isaiah 1 and the Immanuel Prophecy. After looking at the hopeful message of Isaiah 40, you will study the Fourth Servant Song, an important text in the New Testament. You will also explore Isaiah 58 and 66, as well as the afterlife as portrayed in Isaiah.
As you will learn, Isaiah’s message of an eternal commitment of God remains as powerful today as ever. Begin this fascinating Bible study course today.
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Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Ph.D., is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of several books and many articles on Old Testament interpretation and biblical archaeology, including Isaiah (New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament), There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible (Abingdon Press), The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the Old Testament (Michael Glazier Books), and The Synagogues and Churches of Ancient Palestine (Liturgical Press).
Fr. Hoppe received a Ph.D. in Religion from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served as the President of the Catholic Biblical Association (2015–2016) and is the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and an associate editor of The Bible Today. He is a member of the Assumption Province, Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and is a Roman Catholic priest.
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- The Literary Context of the Book of Isaiah
- Judah’s Religious Traditions
- The Setting and Life of the Book of Isaiah
- The Social and Economic Conflicts in the Kingdom of Judah
- Isaiah Chapter 1
- Isaiah Chapter 7: God with Us
- Isaiah Chapter 40
- The Servant of the Lord
- Isaiah 58: The Restoration is Stalled
- Isaiah 66: Jerusalem’s Future
- The Afterlife of the Book of Isaiah