Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Isaiah 1–39: Recent General Studies



[see also:  Commentaries on Isaiah and Isa 1–66 as a whole]


The bibliography is divided into three sections as follows:

I.    General introductory presentations

Barton, J., Isaiah 1–39 (Old Testament Guides; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1995).

Kaiser, O., "Jesaja / Jesajabuch", TRE 16 (1987) 636-658.

Miller, W. R., "Isaiah, Book of (Isaiah 24–27)", ABD III (1992) 488-490.

Montagnini, F., Isaia 1–39: l'occhio del profeta sugli eventi della storia (LoB – Leggere oggi la Bibbia, 1.18; Brescia: Queriniana, 1990)

Seitz, C. R., "Isaiah, Book of (First Isaiah)", ABD III (1992) 472-488.

II.    History of interpretation and current tendencies in research

Becker, U., "Jesajaforschung (Jes 1–39)", TRu 64 (1999) 1-37, 117-152.

Becker, U., "Tendenzen der Jesajaforschung 1998–2007", TRu 74 (2009) 96-128.

Höffken, P., Jesaja. Der Stand der theologischen Diskussion (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2004).

Kilian, R., Jesaja 1–39 (EdF 200; Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1983).

Kim, H. C. P., "Recent Scholarship on Isaiah 1-39", in A. J. Hauser (ed.), Recent Research on the Major Prophets (Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) 118-141.

McKinion, S. A. (ed.), Isaiah, Vol. I: Isaiah 1–39 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Old Testament, 10; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004); = Isaia 1-39. Edizione italiana a cura di P. Bernardini; introduzione generale di A. Di Bernardino (La Bibbia commentata dai Padri. Antico Testamento, 10/1; Roma: Città Nuova, 2010).

Sweeney, M. A., "Reevaluating Isaiah 1–39 in Recent Critical Research", CR:BS 4 (1996) 79-114. Reprinted in A. J. Hauser (ed.), Recent Research on the Major Prophets (Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) 93-117.

III.    Monographs and general articles on Isa 1–39 (as a whole or its major divisions)

Ackroyd, P. R., "Isaiah I–XII: Presentation of a Prophet", in J. A. Emerton et al. (eds.), Congress Volume Göttingen 1977 (VTSup 29; Leiden: Brill, 1978) 16-48; reprinted in P. R. Ackroyd, Studies in the Religious Tradition of the Old Testament (London: SCM, 1987) 79-104 and 266-274 (notes).

Bartelt, A. H., The Book Around Immanuel: Style and Structure in Isaiah 2–12 (Biblical and Judaic Studies, 4; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1996).

Barth, H., Die Jesaja-Worte in der Josiazeit. Israel und Assur als Thema einer produktiven Neuinterpretation der Jesajaüberlieferung (WMANT 48; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1977).

Barthel, J., Prophetenwort und Geschichte. Die Jesajaüberlieferung in Jes 6–8 und 28–31 (FAT 19; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997).

Becker, U., Jesaja – von der Botschaft zum Buch (FRLANT 178; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997).

Beuken, W., "Israël et les Nations à la face de YHWH, le Seigneur de toute le terre: le développement de ce thème dans la première partie du livre d'Isaïe", in O. Artus – J. Ferry (eds.), L'identité dans l'Écriture: hommage au professeur Jacques Briend (LD 228; Paris: Cerf, 2009) 143-163.

Blum, E., "Jesajas prophetisches Testament. Beobachtungen zu Jes 1–11 (Teil I)", ZAW 108 (1996) 547-68; "Jesajas prophetisches Testament. Beobachtungen zu Jes 1–11 (Teil II)", ZAW 109 (1997) 12-29.

Bruin, W. M. de, Isaiah 1-12 as Written and Read in Antiquity (Pericope, Scripture as Written and Read in Antiquity, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013).

Couey, J. B., Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: "The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

De Sousa, R. F., Eschatology and Messianism in LXX Isaiah 1-12 (LHB/OTS 516; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2010).

Eck, J., Jesaja 1 – eine Exegese der Eröffnung des Jesaja-Buches: die Präsentation Jesajas und JHWHs, Israels und der Tochter Zion (BZAW 473; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015).

Eidevall, G., Prophecy and Propaganda: Images of Enemies in the Book of Isaiah (CBOT 56; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2009).

Gitay, Y., Isaiah and His Audience. The Structure and Meaning of Isaiah 1–12 (SSN 30; Assen / Maastricht: van Gorcum, 1991).

Hartenstein, F., "Unheilsprophetie und Herrschaftsrepräsentation: zur Rezeption assyrischer Propaganda im antiken Juda (8./7. v.Chr.)", in M. Pietsch – F. Hartenstein (eds.), Israel zwischen den Mächten: Festschrift für Stefan Timm zum 65. Geburtstag (AOAT 364; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2009) 121-143. Reprinted in F. Hartenstein, Das Archiv des verborgenen Gottes: Studien zur Schriftlichkeit der Unheilsprophetie in Jesaja 6-8 und in Jesaja 28 (BThSt 74; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2011) 63-96.

Hayes, J. H. – S. A. Irvine, Isaiah, the Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and His Preaching (Nashville: Abingdon, 1987).

Hayes, K. M., "'A Spirit of Deep Sleep': Divinely Induced Delusion and Wisdom in Isaiah 1-39", CBQ 74 (2012) 39-54.

Hays, C. B., Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah (FAT 79; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). Paperback edition with a new title: A Covenant with Death: Death in Iron Age II and Its Rhetorical Uses in Proto-Isaiah (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015).

Holt, E. K. – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).

Hom, M. K. Y. H., The Characterization of the Assyrians in Isaiah: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives (LHB/OTS 559; London – New York: T & T Clark, 2012).

Irsigler, H., "Gott als König in Berufung und Verkündigung Jesajas", in F. V. Reiterer (ed.), Ein Gott, eine Offenbarung: Beiträge zur biblischen Exegese, Theologie und Spiritualität. Festschrift für Notker Füglister OSB zum 60. Geburtstag (Würzburg: Echter, 1991) 127-154. Reprinted [same title] in H. Irsigler, "Denk an deinen Schöpfer": Studien zum Verständnis von Gott, Mensch und Volk im Alten Testament (SBAB 60; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2015) 31-57.

Jong, M. J. de, Isaiah among the Ancient Near Eastern Prophets. A Comparative Study of the Earliest Stages of the Isaiah Tradition and the Neo-Assyrian Prophecies (VTSup 117; Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Köckert, M. – U. Becker – J. Barthel, "Das Problem des historischen Jesajas", in I. Fischer – K. Schmid – H. G. M. Williamson (eds.), Prophetie in Israel. Beiträge des Symposiums "Das Alte Testament und die Kultur der Moderne" anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags Gerhard von Rads (1901–1971) Heidelberg, 18.-21. Oktober 2001 (Altes Testament und Moderne, 11; Münster: LIT, 2003) 105-135.

Kreuch, J., Unheil und Heil bei Jesaja. Studien zur Entstehung des Assur-Zyklus Jesaja 28-31 (WMANT 130; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2011).

Roberts, J. J. M., "Bearers of the Polity: Isaiah of Jerusalem's View of the Eighth-Century Judean Society", in J. T. Strong – S. S. Tuell (eds.), Constituting the Community: Studies on the Polity of Ancient Israel in Honor of S. Dean McBride Jr. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2005) 145-152.

Salo, R. S., "Assur als Werkzeug Gottes im Alten Testament", in R. Schmitt (ed.), Religion und Krieg (Mitteilungen für Anthropologie und Religionsgeschichte, 22; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2015) 61-83.

Schmid, K., "Die Anfänge des Jesajabuchs", in C. M. Maier (ed.), Congress Volume Munich 2013 (VTSup 163; Leiden: Brill, 2014) 426-453.

Schmid, K., "The Origins of the Book of Isaiah", in J. Baden – H. Najman – E. Tigchelaar (eds.), Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy (JSJSup 175; Leiden: Brill, 2017) 1166-1186.

Steingrímsson, S. Ö., Im Lichte des Herrn: literaturwissenschaftliche Beobachtungen zur Redaktion von Jes 2,2-25,10a* (ATSAT 85; St. Ottilien: EOS, 2008).

Sweeney, M. A., Isaiah 1–4 and the Post-Exilic Understanding of the Isaianic Tradition (BZAW 171; Berlin: de Gruyter, 1988).

Vermeylen, J., Du prophète Isaïe à l'apocalyptique. Isaïe I–XXXV, miroir d'un demi-millénaire d'expérience religieuse en Israël. 2 vol. (Etudes bibliques; Paris: Gabalda, 1977-1978).

Wagner, T., "The Glory of the Nations: The Idea of כבוד in the Early Isaian Tradition", SJOT 23 (2009) 195-207.

Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, The Implied Reader in Isaiah 6–12 (Biblical Interpretation Series, 34; Leiden: Brill, 1998).

Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, "Assur and Babel against Jerusalem: The Reader-Oriented Position of Babel and Assur within the Framework of Isaiah 1-39", in A. L. H. M. van Wieringen – A. van der Woude (eds.), 'Enlarge the Site of Your Tent': The City as Unifying Theme in Isaiah (OTS 58; Leiden: Brill, 2011) 49-62.

Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, "The Diseased King and the Diseased City (Isaiah 36-39) as a Reader-Oriented Link between Isaiah 1-39 and Isaiah 40-66", in A. L. H. M. van Wieringen – A. van der Woude (eds.), 'Enlarge the Site of Your Tent': The City as Unifying Theme in Isaiah (OTS 58; Leiden: Brill, 2011) 81-93.

Williamson, H. G. M., "In Search of the Pre-Exilic Isaiah", in J. Day (ed.), In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel. Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (JSOTSup 406; London: T & T Clark International, 2004) 181-206.

Williamson, H. G. M., "Isaiah: Prophet of Weal or Woe?", in R. P. Gordon – H. Barstad (eds.), "Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela": Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013) 273-300.

Williamson, H. G. M., "The Theory of a Josianic Edition of the First Part of the Book of Isaiah: A Critical Examination", in T. Wasserman – G. Andersson – D. Willgren (eds.), Studies in Isaiah: History, Theology, and Reception (LHB/OTS 654; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 3-21.