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Why is Isaiah so difficult to read? Why have scholars argued for centuries about what he means? Why are his words so important to the Israelite religion? Who is Isaiah? Who ELSE is Isaiah? Arguably the most confusing and chaotic of the Biblical "prophets", Isaiah's book simply doesn't make sense - as it is presented in the Bible. But if there really was an Isaiah, and he could be brought forward in time and shown his "book" as it is read today, how would he react? Would he say, "Yes this is exactly how I wrote it and I can explain everything" - or - would he gasp at how his words had been edited and turned into something totally alien to his own reality? This essay will posit that the latter would be the case.
I will posit here three authors whose works, woven together by a later editor, comprise Isaiah Chapters 1 to 35.
Originally posted by tankthinker
reply to post by DISRAELI
I'm curious as to whether you read the article and attached resources,
Originally posted by starseed33
The old testament was written by the Sumerians,and later copied loosly by the authors of the bible. This is not theory,its fact.When the ancient cities of Sumer were dug up in the 1800s,thousands of clay tablets were found.The bible stories were part of these. But they predate the bible by 3 to 6000 yrs.