Coram Deo
Spirituality in the Book of Isaiah, with
Particular Attention to Faith in Yahweh

By Hallvard Hagelia
December 2001
Almqvist & Wiskell International
ISBN: 91-22-01901-4
528 pages
$79.50 paper original


This book is a study of the Yahwistic spirituality as represented in the book of Isaiah. Specifically, this work addresses the question of how the vocabulary of the Book of Isaiah reflects the spiritual life of ancient Israel in the 8th and 6th centuries B.C. or later. The study begins with identifying semantic fields of terminology for spirituality.

Around one hundred terms describing man's relation to God are studied from this angle. The Book of Isaiah also contains confessional statements about God, which are studied in the second part of the book. The work concludes with four case studies. The investigation also attempts to discern whether a possible development of spirituality from the time of Isaiah himself to the time of Deutero-Isaiah and later.

Bible Studies; Theology; Semantics
Coniectanea Biblica. Old Testament Series, No. 49

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