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- NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV) at Oremus Bible Browser.
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- The World Wide Study Bible includes commentary, exposition and sermons.
- Historical References, Commentary and
- Chapter 9, Apology for the Christians, Athenagoras of Athens. (c 177)
- Chapter VI, Against Hermogenes, Tertullian (c. 205)
- II.26, Against Marcion, Tertullian (c. 208)
- Chapter IV, On Idolatry, Tertullian (c. 211)
- Chapter XVIII, Against Praxeas, Tertullian (c. 213)
- Chapter XXI, Hortatory Address to the Greeks, pseudo-Justin. (3rd cent?)
- I.14, Against the Heathen, Athanasius of Alexandria, c. 318.
- Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org.
- From the Geneva Notes.
- "He treated and chose you from the beginning of his own mercy, and before you could merit anything."
- "Water is the emblem of the Holy Spirit; as water refreshes, cleanses, and makes the earth fruitful, so do his influences the soul."
- "The blessing of God upon the Jews shall be so remarkable, that the Gentiles shall join them, and accept the Lord for their God."
- From the
Commentary on the Whole Bible
(Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871).
- "Jesurun--A diminutive term of endearment applied to Israel. The full title of affection was Israelun; contracted it became Jeshurun, with an allusion to the Hebrew root, jashar, 'upright,' 'perfect'."
- Contemporary Commentary, Studies and Exegesis:
Isaiah 44:6-8, Samuel Giere, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014.
- "Who is this Yhwh in a world whose horizon is filled with so many possible objects of worship -- so many gods? This question is as contemporary as ever. The world in which we live is wrought with objects demanding our devotion."
- "Love God First," Faith Element, 2014.
- "I Told You So!" Steven E. Albertin, The Crossings Community, 2014.
- "Buoyed by such words of hope, unafraid of the scorn of others and confident of what the future holds, the exiles cannot but speak up about the God who is theirs."
Isaiah 44:6-8, Brent A. Strawn, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2011.
- "If this somehow sounds less-than-Christian or pre-Christian, it is only because we haven't looked hard in the mirror lately. As Luther saw clearly--and Jesus before him!--the first commandment is the most important one; everything stands or falls with it."
Isaiah 44:6-8, Juliana Claassens, Preaching This Week,
- "Trauma theorists tell us that one of the essential steps for trauma victims reconstituting their shattered lives is to repair their narrative identity, i.e., constructing fragments of their former selves into a sense-making narrative."
- Isaiah 44:6-8, Studies on Old Testament texts from Series A, Ralph W. Klein, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
- Commentary, Isaiah 44:6-8, Samuel Giere, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014.
- Recommended articles from ATLAS, an online collection of religion and theology journals, are linked below. ATLAS Access options are available for academic institutions, alumni of selected theological schools, and clergy/church offices.
- Review: Francesc Ramis Darder, El triunfo de Yahve sobre los idolos (Is 40,12-44,23): "En vez de zarzas crecera el cipres". Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya, 2002. Review by Leo Laberge in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 2004. (Review is in English.)
- Review: Jim W. Adams, The Performative Nature and Function of Isaiah 40-55. T&T Clark, 2006. Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Review of Biblical Literature, 2008.
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- At Oremus
- A mighty fortress is our God
- Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
- Give praise and glory unto God
- Help us, O Lord, to learn
- Judge eternal, throned in splendor
- Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
- Not for tongues of heaven's angels
- O day of God, draw nigh
- O for a closer walk with God
- Rock of ages, cleft for me
- The Lord will come and not be slow
- Hymns with Scripture Allusions: Isaiah 44:3. The Cyber Hymnal.
- "Siblings of the Risen Prince," Brenton Prigge, NewHymn, weekly new, relevant hymn set to traditional tunes.
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