Commentary on Isaiah

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Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Old Testament Commentaries) Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260--ca. 340), one of the early church s great polymaths, produced significant works as a historian (Ecclesiastical History), geographer (Onomasticon), philologist, exegete (commentaries on the Psalms and Isaiah), apologist (Preparation for and Demonstration of the Gospel) and theologian. His Commentary on Isaiah is one of his major exegetical works and the earliest extant Christian commentary on the great prophet. Geographically situated between Alexandria and Antioch, Eusebius approached the text giving notable attention to historical detail and possible allegorical interpretation. But above all, employing the anologia fidei, he drew his readers attention to other passages of Scripture that share a common vocabulary and theological themes, thus allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture. Here, for the first time in English, Jonathan Armstrong provides readers with a highly serviceable translation of Eusebius s notably difficult Greek text, along with a helpful introduction and notes.

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Jonathan J. Armstrong (Ph.D., Fordham University) is assistant professor of Bible and theology at Moody Bible Institute - Spokane, Washington. He is also president of the Aqueduct Project, a nonprofit organziation seeking to provide affordable access to quality theological education to the global evangelical community. Armstrong has done postdoctoral research in ancient church history at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He also served as a graduate research assistant to Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. He holds memberships with the North American Patristics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. Armstrong is author of the forthcoming monograph The Role of the Rule of Faith in the Formation of the New Testament Canon.

The Rev. Dr. Joel C. Elowsky (PhD, Drew University) is associate professor of historical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has served as the operations manager for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and has edited the two volumes on John's Gospel in that series. He is the volume editor for We Believe in the Holy Spirit in the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and has edited volumes on Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria in the Ancient Christian Texts series.

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