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WCF.M1.L59 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Grasp the broad outline of Isaiah 40–66.
  • Discern the parallels between the New Testament and Isaiah 40–66.
  • Trace the theme of the incomparability of God through Isaiah 40–66.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 222-223Lesson 59 Introduciton

  • General
  • Kaiser: The Christian and the “Old” Testament
  • 183-194Isaiah, the Promise Theologian

  • The Bible
  •  Isaiah 40-66

  • Glasser: Announcing the Kingdom
  • 105-124God’s Rule Is Challenged by the Kings of Israel

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 223-224Lesson 59 Review

  • Research
  •  ATLA Religion Database
    Choose one of these articles.

  • Clements: “The Unity of the Book of Isaiah”
  • 117-129Interpretation (Apr 1982) vol 36
    Clements' article follows in the line of critical scholarship by saying that Isaiah comes from a variety of authors. He still argues for thematic unity in the book.

  • Martens: “The Flowering and Floundering of Old Testament Theology”
  • 61-79Direction (Fall 1997) 26, 2

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 781St. Pierre and Miquelon

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 59
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Briefly discuss the similarities between the structure of Isaiah and the general outline of the New Testament.

  • Match the following chapters to their respective themes:
    a. Isaiah 40–48 —The Savior of all
    b. Isaiah 49–57 —The end of all history
    c. Isaiah 58–66 —The God of all

  • How is the incomparability of God developed? Give scriptural support.