By Walter Brueggemann
In this quantity, Walter Brueggemann writes on Isaiah 1-39, which many students think had a unmarried writer, Isaiah, of the 8th century BCE, who wrote within the context of the Assyrian empire among 742 and 701.
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However that matter may be decided, the finished literary product that became canon isas it always is in the production of biblical literaturea combination of deeply rooted, tenacious tradition, which already has its mind made up, and poignantly faced, honestly embraced lived experience. These two togethertradition and experienceproduce what becomes the normative claim of faith in the book of Isaiah. What is said is honestly impinged upon by lived reality, but there is more at work here than what the world notices about reality.
It is rather every effort at communion that is rooted in pretense, dishonesty, and disobedience. It is difficult to imagine a more massive rejection of God's people on God's part than this. In truth, the poem asserts, Yahweh is finished with this people and with its activities in the Jerusalem temple. God will not look. God will not listen. God will not attend. God will not respond. Judah is now on its ownwithout God. And Judah on its own, so the poet asserts, cannot manage any better than can a donkey without a master.
The scriptures are clear and clearly available to everyone as they call us to faith in the God who is revealed in Jesus Christ and as they offer to every human being the word of salvation. No companion volumes are necessary in order to hear such words truly. Yet every reader of scripture who pauses to ponder and think further about any text has questions that are not immediately answerable simply by reading the text of scripture. Such questions may be about historical and geographical details or about words that are obscure or so loaded with Page x meaning that one cannot tell at a glance what is at stake.