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Deutero-Isaiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(or “Second Isaiah”). A section of the biblical book of Isaiah variously identified by modern scholars as Isa 40–55 or Isa 40–66.The three-author view subdivides the book of Isaiah into three units, each written by a different author:• First Isaiah = Isa 1–39• Second Isaiah = Isa 40–55, calling this section Deutero-Isaiah• Third Isaiah = Isa 56–66The two-author view limits Isaiah to two divisions:• First Isaiah = Isa 1–39• Second Isaiah = Isa 40–66, calling this section Deutero-IsaiahThus, at times scholars use Deutero-Isaiah synonymously with Second Isaiah (with both meaning Isa 40–66), while other scholars use the term to refer only to Isa 40–55. Most scholars use the terms First Isaiah, Deutero-Isaiah (or Second Isaiah), and Third Isaiah to refer to the authors of sections of Isaiah, but at times the terms are also used just to refer to the major literary sections without any implication of a multi-authorship viewpoint.(There are also additional theories regarding the division and outline of Isaiah. For further details on these viewpoints, see these articles: Isaiah, Book of; Isaiah, Book of, Critical Issues.)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Deutero-Isaiah
Deutero-Isaiah (or “Second Isaiah”). A section of the biblical book of Isaiah variously identified by modern scholars as Isa 40–55 or Isa 40–66.The three-author view subdivides the book of Isaiah into three units, each written by a different author:• First Isaiah = Isa 1–39• Second Isaiah = Isa 40–55,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Deutero-Isaiah
Deutero-Isaiah. Alleged second author of the Book of Isaiah. Since the 18th century certain Bible critics have questioned the unity of the Book of Isaiah. Late in the 19th century a theory emerged that ascribed chapters 40–66 to an unknown prophet—a deutero (“second”) Isaiah presumably living among the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Deutero-Isaiah
Deutero-Isaiah. The name commonly given to the unknown author of most or all of the later chapters of the Book of Is. Earlier OT critics, e.g. S. R. *Driver, G. A. *Smith, in the belief that Is. 40–66 was a unity, applied the term to the author of all these chapters; it is now usually restricted to
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Deutero Isaiah
Isaiah, Deutero. Isaiah includes amazingly specific prophecies that came true centuries later with exact accuracy (see Prophecy, as Proof of the Bible). The apologetic value of this prophecy, however, has been blunted by the critic’s charge that there were at least two Isaiahs. They claim that the second,
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