In Volume 1, Walter Brueggemann writes on Isaiah 1-39, which many scholars believe had a single author, Isaiah, of the eighth century B.C.E., who wrote in the context of the Assyrian empire between 742 and 701. These first chapters of Isaiah are a lengthy account of Israel’s life in the midst of a series of imperial powers and a testimony to the presence and purpose of Yahweh in Israel’s life and history.
The Westminster Bible Companion series helps laypersons study the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explores the significance of Scripture for faithful living today. Ideal for individual study or for Bible study classes and groups.