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The Servant Songs of Isaiah

Release date:

March 14, 2021


Servant Songs





On this edition of White Horse Inn, we’re beginning a new three-part series on the Servant Songs of Isaiah. Who was Isaiah and what were the circumstances in which he wrote his prophecy? Was this book written by more than one author? What are the Servant Songs, and how do these prophecies point ahead to the coming of Christ and his work of redemption? Joining Shane Rosenthal to discuss these questions and more is Dr. Andrew Abernethy, author of The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom.

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There is a noticeable shift that takes place around chapter 40 of Isaiah, from a dark message of judgment to a spectacular message of comfort and hope. And sprinkled between chapters 40 – 55 we find these amazing prophecies known as “the Servant Songs of Isaiah.”

Andrew Abernethy


The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom

Author: Andrew Abernethy

The book of Isaiah has nourished the church throughout the centuries. However, its massive size can be intimidating; its historical setting can seem distant, opaque, varied; its organization and composition can seem disjointed and fragmented; its abundance of terse, poetic language can make its message seem veiled―and where are those explicit prophecies about Christ? These are typical experiences for many who try to read, let alone teach or preach, through Isaiah. Andrew Abernethy’s conviction is that thematic points of reference can be of great help in encountering Isaiah and its rich theological message.

Discovering Isaiah

Author: Andrew Abernethy

This concise introduction to the interpretation of the book of Isaiah encourages in-depth study of the text and deliberate grappling with related theological and historical questions by providing a critical assessment of key interpreters and interpretative debates. It draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) and reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts, increasingly viewed as a vital aspect of interpretation rather than an optional extra.

God’s Messiah in the Old Testament

Author: Andrew Abernethy

Two respected Old Testament scholars offer a fresh, comprehensive treatment of the messiah theme throughout the entire Old Testament and examine its relevance for New Testament interpretation. Addressing a topic of perennial interest and foundational significance, this book explores what the Old Testament actually says about the Messiah, divine kingship, and the kingdom of God. It also offers a nuanced understanding of how New Testament authors make use of Old Testament messianic texts in explaining who Jesus is and what he came to do.

More from this Series: Servant Songs

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  2. I Am He Who Blots Out Your Transgressions Listen Now ›
  3. A Suffering Messiah? Listen Now ›