Who was the author of Isaiah

Isaiah (book)


Fundamental to the development of the Isaiah book is the knowledge that the book consists of at least three large collections that have been joined together. This is based on the fact that the individual parts are very different in their language, their subject matter and their historical roots. Since the name of the author, namely Isaiah "YHWH helped", is only known for the first part, research for the other two parts uses the names Deutero- and Trito-Isaiah, the second and third Isaiah. More recently, voices have been heard in research that do not regard Deutero- and Trito-Isaiah as independent writings, but rather as stages in the processing of the first book of Isaiah. The discussion about this has not yet been concluded, so the classic representation is preferred here.

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Overview of the Book of Isaiah
(with rough chronological classification)

Isa 1-39Isa 40-55Isa 56-66

Electronic Bible Studies

The texts on this page are taken from:

Old testament

Rösel, Martin: Biblical studies of the Old Testament. The canonical and apocryphal scriptures. With learning overviews by Dirk Schwiderski, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 10., veränd. Edition 2018.