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What is it about the writings of Isaiah that causes many of us to be overcome by feelings of dread and trepidation? With this new book, no student of the Bible or Book of Mormon has need to fear. In Understanding Isaiah, the authors break down the otherwise formidable words of Isaiah into small bites that can be absorbed, pondered, and comprehended. Unlike other works on Isaiah, this book goes beyond commentary and actually includes the verses of text comprising not only the King James Version of the Bible but also the Joseph Smith Translation and the Book of Mormon, presenting the most correct translation available today. The text is presented in the same couplet format as it was likely originally written. The authors examine each unit of thought individually, likening it to our modern-day life and presenting definitions and explanations of meaning based on thorough study of the Hebrew language. The result is a comprehensive, accessible reference work that imparts readers an unprecedented understanding of Isaiah.
- Size: 6" x 9"
- Pages: 720
About the Authors
In addition to co-authoring several books, Jay A. Parry has published numerous articles on Church-related subjects. He has also presented a series of classes at BYU Education Week on the subject of daily miracles. He and his wife, Vicki, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Donald W. Parry, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brigham Young University holds the Abraham O. Smoot Professorship. For nearly twenty years he has served as a member of the prestigious international team of translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books and numerous articles on the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has coauthored with his brother, Jay A. Parry, several books for Latter-day Saints, including Understanding Isaiah, Understanding the Signs of the Times, and most recently, Symbols and Shadows: Unlocking a Deeper Understanding of the Atonement. Brother Parry, who has served in the Church as a bishop, a temple worker, and high councilor, is a popular speaker at BYU Education Week. He and his wife, Camille Parry, are the parents of six children.
More a hindrance than a help due to a hastily put together book
by Joseph - reviewed on September 23, 2013
While the book has some valuable insights on it there are too many cases where it seems, the authors only half researched a subject resulting in making it more difficult to gain a proper understanding of the message Isaiah is trying to share.
An Acme of Lds Scholarship
by Bryan - reviewed on February 12, 2009
I thoroughly recommend this book to everyone. The three authors of this book have done a tremendous job putting together, in one volume, a tour de force of faith promoting scholarship. The book contains the text of Isaiah with linguistical emmendations where necessary (Dr. Parry is Professor of Hebrew at BYU) and a commentary on key verses. The reader is met with Hebrew insights, doctrinal teaching from restoration scripture, and application teachings. This work is a credit to the LDS community.
Ebook not the same as paperback
by Customer - reviewed on March 02, 2012
In the print version of the book, the authors do an extensive job of comparing parallelisms and use different fonts like italics and underlining to highlight these words. In the ebook, there aren't any of these highlights. Not much point in getting the ebook.
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