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And why does he matter? This question has gotten under my skin, and I can't find an answer that makes sense with what I've already been told about pre-exile, post-exile, two or maybe three Isaiahs, etc. So far I've looked on Wikipedia and the Jewish Encyclopedia and they don't mention the multiple Isaiahs or the exile.

The ship is full of biblically erudite persons. Who was this guy?

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Originally posted by mousethief:
So far I've looked on Wikipedia and the Jewish Encyclopedia and they don't mention the multiple Isaiahs or the exile.

Did you miss this Wikipedia page, linked to from the article on Isaiah, which mentions both in abundance?

Wikipedia tends to have separate articles for OT prophets and for the books that bear their name.

As to why it matters, see here.

(tl;dr: If you have trouble believing Isaiah could reasonably be expected to prophesy the rise of Cyrus, by name, and accepting the implication that God micro-manages history with everything that again in turn implies about genocide and so forth, you are left with little option but to assign the relevant part of the book to later authors writing after the fact. If, on the other hand, you are sure God can allow people to prophesy with such accuracy and the implications on his intervention in human history don't bother you, you are likely to reject ideas of deutero- or tritero-Isaiah as "messing with the text").

[ 27. February 2018, 05:22: Message edited by: Eutychus ]

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[ 27. February 2018, 07:03: Message edited by: Martin60 ]

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