Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Isaiah 6: Select Bibliography



[see also: Call Narratives in general and Isa 6,1–8,18(9,6)]


The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Studies on Isa 6 in the context of the Book of Isaiah

Aster, S. Z., "Images of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Calnah in the Throne-Room Vision of Isaiah", in S. Yona – M. I. Gruber – E. L. Greenstein – P. Machinist – S. M. Paul (eds.), Marbeh Ḥokmah: Studies in the Bible and the Ancient Near East in Loving Memory of Victor Avigdor Hurowitz (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 13-42.

Barthel, J., Prophetenwort und Geschichte. Die Jesajaüberlieferung in Jes 6-8 und 28-31 (FAT 19; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997) 66-117.

Batchelder, C., "Undoing 'This People', Becoming 'My Servant': Purpose and Commission in Isaiah 6", Southeastern Theological Review 2 (2013) 55-78.

Beale, G. K., "Isaiah vi 9-13: a retributive taunt against idolatry", VT 41 (1991) 257-278.

Becker, U., Jesaja – von der Botschaft zum Buch (FRLANT 178; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997) 61-123 [64-94].

Benzi, G., La profezia dell'Emmanuele: i testi di Isaia 6-9 tra attesa e avvento della salvezza (Studi biblici, 68; Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 2014).

Benzi, G., "Una mission impossible? L''indurimento' in Is 6,8-10 e la sua rilettura in Mt 13,10-17", in G. Benzi – D. Scaiola – M. Bonarini (eds.), La profezia tra l'uno e l'altro Testamento. Studi in onore del prof. Pietro Bovati in occasione del suo settantacinquesimo compleanno (AnBibStud 4; Roma: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2015) 219-231.

Beuken, W., "The Manifestation of Yahweh and the Commission of Isaiah. Isaiah 6 Read against the Background of Isaiah 1", Calvin Theological Journal 39 (2004) 72-87.

Borgonovo, G., "Isaia 6. Chiave di volta del pensiero isaiano", Annali di Scienze Religiose 7 (2002) 129-150.

Budde, K., Jesaja's Erleben: eine gemeinverständliche Auslegung der Denkschrift des Propheten (Kap. 6,1–9,6) (Gotha: Klotz, 1928).

Carroll, R. P., "Blindsight and the Vision Thing. Blindness and Insight in the Book of Isaiah", in C. C. Broyles – C. A. Evans (eds.), Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition (VTSup 70/1; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 79-93.

Dekker, J., "The High and Lofty One Dwelling in the Heights and with His Servants: Intertextual Connections of Theological Significance Between Isaiah 6, 53 and 57", JSOT 41.4 (June 2017) 475-491.

Eck, J., "Bilden Jes 6,1-11 und 1Kön 22,19-22 eine Gattung? Ein umfassender exegetischer Vergleich. Teil 1 / Teil 2", BN 141 (2009) 57-65 / BN 142 (2009) 13-32.

Emerton, J. A., "The Translation and Interpretation of Isaiah vi.13", in J. A. Emerton – S. C. Reif (eds.), Interpreting the Hebrew Bible. Essays in Honour of E.I.J. Rosenthal (University of Cambridge Oriental Publication, 32; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982) 85-118. Reprinted [same title] in J. A. Emerton, Studies on the Language and Literature of the Bible: Selected Works of J. A. Emerton. Edited by G. Davies and R. Gordon (VTSup 165; Leiden: Brill, 2015) 209-239.

Eslinger, L., "The Infinite in a Finite Organical Perception (Isaiah VI 1-5)", VT 45 (1995) 145-173.

Everson, A. J., "A Bitter Memory: Isaiah's Commission in Isaiah 6:1-13", in A. J. Everson – H. C. P. Kim (eds.), The Desert Will Bloom: Poetic Visions in Isaiah (Ancient Israel and Its Literature, 4; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009) 57-75.

Fieger, M. – S. M. Bolli, "Unreine Werke oder unreiner Mensch? (Jes 6,5bc): Ein 'synoptischer Quellentextvergleich'", in A. Beriger – S. M. Bolli – W.-W. Ehlers – M. Fieger – W. Tauwinkl (eds.), Vulgata-Studies. Volume 1: Beiträge zum I. Vulgata-Kongress des Vulgata Vereins Chur in Bukarest (2013) (Das Alte Testament im Dialog – An Outline of an Old Testament Dialogue, 8; Bern: Peter Lang, 2015) 35-48.

Glazov, G. Y., The Bridling of the Tongue and the Opening of the Mouth in Biblical Prophecy (JSOTSup 311; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) 111-163.

Gonçalves, F. J., "Isaia 6: vocazione profetica o invio di un messaggero?", in G. Benzi – D. Scaiola – M. Bonarini (eds.), La profezia tra l'uno e l'altro Testamento: studi in onore del prof. Pietro Bovati in occasione del suo settantacinquesimo compleanno (AnBibStud 4; Roma: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2015) 205-217.

Gosse, B., "Isaïe vi et la tradition isaïenne", VT 42 (1992) 340-349.

Gosse, B., "Isaïe 6, la mort des rois de Juda dans le livre d'Isaïe et la royauté de Yahvé", BN 125 (2005) 5-10.

Haran, M., "Isaiah as a Prophet to Samaria and his Memoirs", in K. J. Dell – G. Davies – Y. V. Koh (eds.), Genesis, Isaiah and Psalms: A Festschrift to Honour Professor John Emerton for His Eightieth Birthday (VTSup 135; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 95-103.

Hardmeier, C., "Jesajas Verkündigungsabsicht und Jahwes Verstockungsauftrag in Jes 6", in J. Jeremias – L. Perlitt (eds.), Die Botschaft und die Boten. Festschrift für Hans Walter Wolff zum 70. Geburtstag (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1981) 235-252.

Hartenstein, F., Die Unzugänglichkeit Gottes im Heiligtum: Jesaja 6 und der Wohnort JHWHs in der Jerusalemer Kulttradition (WMANT 75; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1997).

Hartley, D. E., The Wisdom Background and Parabolic Implications of Isaiah 6:9-10 in the Synoptics (Studies in Biblical Literature, 100; New York: Peter Lang, 2006). [Chap. 4 (158-233) is on Isa 6,9-10 in its OT context.]

Hayes, E., "The Role of Visionary Experiences for Establishing Prophetic Authority in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel: Same, Similar, or Different?", in E. R. Hayes – L.-S. Tiemeyer (eds.), 'I Lifted My Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (LHB/OTS 584; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014) 59-70.

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

Helms, D., "Die neue Akzentsetzung der Septuaginta in Jes 6,8-13", BZ N.F. 60 (2016) 248-263.

Hubmann, F. D., "Der Bote des Heiligen Gottes – Jesaja 6,1-13 im Kontext von Berufung", Theologisch-praktische Quartalschrift 135 (1987) 328-339. Reprinted [same title] in F. D. Hubmann, Prophetie an der Grenze: Studien zum Jeremiabuch und zum Corpus Propheticum. Hrsg. von W. Urbanz (SBAB 57; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2013) 135-150.

Hulster, I. J. de, "Of Angels and Iconography: Isaiah 6 and the Biblical Concept of Seraphs and Cherubs", in I. J. de Hulster – B. A. Strawn – R. P. Bonfiglio (eds.), Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible – Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015) 147-164.

Hurowitz, V., "Isaiah's Impure Lips and their Purification in Light of Mouth Purification and Mouth Purity in Akkadian Sources", HUCA 60 (1989) 39-89.

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.

Joosten, J., "La prosopopée, les pseudo-citations et la vocation d'Isaïe (Is 6,9-10)", Bib 82 (2001) 232-243.

Keel, O., JHWH-Visionen und Siegelkunst. Eine neue Deutung der Majestätsschilderungen in Jes 6, Ez 1 und 10 und Sach 4 (SBS 84/85; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1977) 46-124.

Kellenberger, E., "Heil und Verstockung. Zu Jes 6,9f. bei Jesaja und im Neuen Testament", TZ 48 (1992) 268-275.

Kilian, R, "Der Verstockungsauftrag Jesajas", in H.-J. Fabry (ed.), Bausteine biblischer Theologie. Festgabe für G. Johannes Botterweck zum 60. Geburtstag dargebracht von seinen Schülern (BBB 50; Köln – Bonn: Hanstein, 1977) 209-225.

Knierim, R., "The Vocation of Isaiah", VT 18 (1968) 47-68.

Knohl, I., "Does God Deceive? An Examination of the Dark Side of Isaiah's Prophecy", in N. S. Fox – D. A. Glatt-Gilad – M. J. Williams (eds.), Mishneh Todah: Studies in Deuteronomy and Its Cultural Environment in Honor of Jeffrey H. Tigay (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2009) 275-291.

Kooij, A.van der, "Stump or Stalk: Isaiah 6:13 in the Light of the Ancient Versions", JNSL 40 (2014) 17-26.

Kustár, Z., "Durch seine Wunden sind wir geheilt". Eine Untersuchung zur Metaphorik von Israels Krankheit und Heilung im Jesajabuch (BWANT 154; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2002) 54-71.

Landy, F., "Strategies of concentration and diffusion in Isaiah 6", BibInt 7 (1999) 58-86; reprinted (with same title) in F. Landy, Beauty and the Enigma. And Other Essays on the Hebrew Bible (JSOTSup 312; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) 298-327.

Landy, F., "I and Eye in Isaiah, or Gazing at the Invisible", JBL 131 (2012) 85-97.

Landy, F., "Prophecy as Trap: Isaiah 6 and Its Permutations", ST 69 (2015) 74-91.

Lind, M. C., "Political Implications of Isaiah 6", in C. C. Broyles – C. A. Evans (eds.), Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition (VTSup 70/1; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 317-338.

Liss, H., Die unerhörte Prophetie. Kommunikative Strukturen prophetischer Rede im Buch Yesha‘yahu (Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 14; Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2003) 34-71.

Marconcini, B., "Il racconto della vocazione Is 6,1-13", in B. Marconcini e coll., Profeti e apocalittici (Logos 3; Leumann [TO]: ElleDiCi, 1995) 251-264.

McLaughlin, J. L., "Their Hearts Were Hardened: The Use of Isaiah 6,9-10 in the Book of Isaiah", Bib 75 (1994) 1-25.

Morenz, L. D. – S. Schorch, "Der Seraph in der Hebräischen Bibel und in Altägypten", Or N.S. 66 (1997) 365-386.

Müller, H.-P., "Sprachliche und religionsgeschichtliche Beobachtungen zu Jesaja 6", ZAH 5 (1992) 163-185.

Müller, R., Ausgebliebene Einsicht: Jesajas "Verstockungsauftrag" (Jes 6,9-11) und die judäische Politik am Ende des 8. Jahrhunderts (BThSt 124; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2012).

Otto, E., "Liminalität in der Thronratsvision Jesajas. Priesterliches und prophetisches Denken in Jesaja 6", in R. Achenbach – M. Arneth – E. Otto, Tora in der Hebräischen Bibel. Studien zur Redaktionsgeschichte und synchronen Logik diachroner Transformationen (BZABR 7; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2007) 183-195.

Passoni Dell'Acqua, A., "'Ma io li guarirò!' La versione dei LXX di Isaia 6", Annali di Scienze Religiose 7 (2002) 151-168.

Poniatowski, F., "Heavenly Temple Visions in the Books of Isaiah and Zechariah", in K. Papaioannou – I. Giantzaklidis (eds.), Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities: Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Jewish Literature (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2017) 75-89.

Rendtorff, R., "Jesaja 6 im Rahmen der Komposition des Jesajabuches", in J. Vermeylen (ed.), The Book of Isaiah. Le Livre d'Isaïe. Les oracles et leurs relectures; unité et complexité de l'ouvrage (BETL 81; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1989) 73-82; = R. Rendtorff, Kanon und Theologie (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1991) 162-171; = "Isaiah 6 in the Framework of the Composition of the Book", in R. Rendtorff, Canon and Theology (Overtures to Biblical Theology; Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1993) 170-180.

Roberts, J. J. M., "The Visual Elements in Isaiah's Vision in Light of Judaean and Near Eastern Sources", in J. Rilett Wood – J. E. Harvey – M. Leuchter (eds.), From Babel to Babylon: Essays on Biblical History and Literature in Honour of Brian Peckham (LHB/OTS 455; New York – London: T & T Clark International, 2006) 197-213.

Sacchi, P., "Isaia 6 e la concezione di impurità nel medio Giudaismo", Vivens Homo 13 (2002) 55-77.

Savran, G. W., Encountering the Divine: Theophany in Biblical Narrative (JSOTSup 420; London: T & T Clark International, 2005).

Schreiner, J., "Zur Textgestalt von Jes 6 und 7,1-17", BZ N.F. 22 (1978) 92-97; = J. Schreiner, Segen für die Völker. Gesammelte Schriften zur Entstehung und Theologie des Alten Testaments (Würzburg: Echter, 1987) 65-71.

Smith, G. V., "Spiritual Blindness, Deafness, and Fatness in Isaiah", BSac 170 (2013) 166-178.

Sonnet, J.-P., "Le motif de l'endurcissement (Is 6,9-10) et la lecture d'«Isaïe»", Bib 73 (1992) 208-239.

Steck, O. H., "Bemerkungen zu Jesaja 6", BZ N.F. 16 (1972) 188-206.

Stipp, H.-J., "Vom Heil zum Gericht. Die Selbst-Interpretation Jesajas in der Denkschrift", in F. Sedlmeier (ed.), Gottes Wege suchend. Festschrift für Rudolf Mosis zum 70. Geburtstag. Beiträge zum Verständnis der Bibel und ihrer Botschaft (Würzburg: Echter, 2003) 323-354. Revised version: "Vom Heil zum Gericht. Die Selbstinterpretation Jesajas in der Denkschrift", in H.-J. Stipp, Alttestamentliche Studien: Arbeiten zu Priesterschrift, Deuteronomistischem Geschichtswerk und Prophetie (BZAW 442; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013) 455-485.

Troxel, R. L., "Writing Commentary on the Life of a Text", VT 67 (2017) 105-128.

Uemura, S., "Isaiah 6:9-10. A Hardening Prophecy?", AJBI 27 (2001) 23-57.

Uhlig, T., The Theme of Hardening in the Book of Isaiah. An Analysis of Communicative Action (FAT II/39; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009).

Uhlig, T., "Too Hard to Understand? The Motif of Hardening in Isaiah", in D. G. Firth – H. G. M. Williamson (eds.), Interpreting Isaiah: Issues and Approaches (Nottingham: Apollos; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009) 62-83.

Wagner, R., Textexegese als Strukturanalyse. Sprachwissenschaftliche Methode zur Erschließung althebräischer Texte am Beispiel des Visionsberichts Jes 6,1-11 (ATSAT 32; St. Ottilien: EOS, 1989).

Wagner, T., Gottes Herrschaft. Eine Analyse der Denkschrift (Jes 6,1–9,6) (VTSup 108; Leiden: Brill, 2006).

Wagner, T., Gottes Herrlichkeit. Bedeutung und Verwendung des Begriffs kābôd im Alten Testament (VTSup 151; Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Wagner, T., "More than a Source? The Impact of Isaiah 6 on the Formation of the Book of Isaiah", in E. R. Hayes – L.-S. Tiemeyer (eds.), 'I Lifted My Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (LHB/OTS 584; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014) 183-195.

White, E., Yahweh's Council: Its Structure and Membership (FAT II/65; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).

Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, "Jesaja 40,1-11: eine drama-linguistische Lesung von Jesaja 6 her", BN 49 (1989) 82-93.

Wieringen, A. L. H. M. van, The Implied Reader in Isaiah 6-12 (Biblical Interpretation Series, 34; Leiden: Brill, 1998) 27-50.

Williamson, H. G. M., "Isaiah 6,13 and 1,29-31", in J. van Ruiten – M. Vervenne (eds.), Studies in the Book of Isaiah: Festschrift Willem A.M. Beuken (BETL 132; Leuven: Peeters, 1997) 119-128.

Williamson, H. G. M., "Temple and Worship in Isaiah 6", in J. Day (ed.), Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (JSOTSup 422; London: T & T Clark, 2005) 123-144.

Williamson, H. G. M., Holy, Holy, Holy: The Story of a Liturgical Formula (Julius-Wellhausen-Vorlesung, 1; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008).

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.

Zevit, Z., "Taking the Measure of the Ten-Cubit Gap, Isaiah's Vision, and Iron Age Bones", in S. Yona – M. I. Gruber – E. L. Greenstein – P. Machinist – S. M. Paul (eds.), Marbeh Ḥokmah: Studies in the Bible and the Ancient Near East in Loving Memory of Victor Avigdor Hurowitz (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 633-655.

II.    Reception and interpretation of Isa 6 in later Jewish and Christian texts

Bastit-Kalinowska, A., "L'interprétation d'Isaïe 6,3 et son usage liturgique dans le judaïsme et le christianisme anciens", Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique 105 (2010) 577-631.

Benzi, G., "Una mission impossible? L''indurimento' in Is 6,8-10 e la sua rilettura in Mt 13,10-17", in G. Benzi – D. Scaiola – M. Bonarini (eds.), La profezia tra l'uno e l'altro Testamento. Studi in onore del prof. Pietro Bovati in occasione del suo settantacinquesimo compleanno (AnBibStud 4; Roma: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2015) 219-231.

Bucur, B. G., "'I Saw the Lord': Observations on the Christian Reception History of Isaiah 6", Pro Ecclesia 23 (2014) 309-330.

Costa, J., "Is 6, 3 et la qedusha dans le corpus rabbinique ancien: une approche phénoménologique", JSJ 47 (2016) 532-590.

Evans, C. A., To See and Not Perceive: Isaiah 6.9-10 in Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation (JSOTSup 64; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989).

Gasparro, L., "Citations scripturaires et discours directs dans Marc: le cas d'Is 6,9-10", in N. Siffer-Wiederhold – D. Fricker (eds.), L'Écriture mise en discours: l'argument scripturaire dans les discours directs du Nouveau Testament (CahRB 83; Pendé: Gabalda, 2014) 61-88.

Gnilka, J., Die Verstockung Israels: Isaias 6,9-10 in der Theologie der Synoptiker (SANT 3; München: Kösel, 1961).

Hartley, D. E., The Wisdom Background and Parabolic Implications of Isaiah 6:9-10 in the Synoptics (Studies in Biblical Literature, 100; New York: Peter Lang, 2006).

Kartveit, M., "Did Isaiah Really See God? The Ancient Discussion About Isaiah 6:1", in M. P. Zehnder (ed.), New Studies in the Book of Isaiah: Essays in Honor of Hallvard Hagelia (Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and Its Contexts, 21; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2014) 115-136.

Kellenberger, E., "Heil und Verstockung. Zu Jes 6,9f. bei Jesaja und im Neuen Testament", TZ 48 (1992) 268-275.

Rizzi, G., "Il Tg Isaia 6,1-13 come traduzione e come esegesi interpretativa del testo ebraico", Annali di Scienze Religiose 6 (2001) 239-276.

Tuohy, S., Vidi Dominum sedentem...: A Textual and Theological Inquiry into the Transmission of Isaiah 6:1-4 to its Reception in Saint Thomas Aquinas (Roma: n.p., 2010). [Diss. Pont. Univ. San Tommaso d'Aquino]

Wawrykow, J., "Aquinas on Isaiah", in T. G. Weinandy – D. A. Keating – J. P. Yocum (eds.), Aquinas on Scripture: An Introduction to His Biblical Commentaries (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2005) 43-71 [on Isa 6 in particular pp. 59-67].