The form of the book strikes me as an anthology containing “The Collected Works of Isaiah” and vignettes from his life and ministry. Parts were confusing, but other parts contain some of my favorite passages in the entire Bible. I love the wonderful, exalted view of God in chapter 6 and chapter 40 and following! I don’t know how anyone can read the last third of the book and still deny God’s foreknowledge and sovereign control of not just the broad strokes of history, but specific details regarding both good and evil!
(This was a seminary class assignment originally dated October 17, 2006. I made minor edits before posting it in this blog. For an introduction and table of contents for this series, see New Series: Old Testament Reading Journal)