Through a masterful mix of poetry and prose, the book of Isaiah gives prophetic witness to the complex story of God’s judgment against Israel and the enduring promise of divine redemption. Both unsettling and inspiring, Isaiah continues to enrich readers with its powerful condemnation of corruption and an uncompromising call for social justice. Part One of our study covers Isaiah 1–39, including many of the prophet’s most memorable passages. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 6 lessons.
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM, is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union. He is the author of several books on biblical studies and archaeology, including The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the Old Testament, and has served as general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Biblical Quarterly.