Isaiah: Prophet, Seer and Poet

by Victor L. Ludlow

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This book clearly explains Isaiah's prophecies, teachings, terminology, poetic style, and symbolism. Charts, maps, outlines, illustrations, and alternate translations of the entire book of Isaiah are included. The author uses a "four-dimensional" approach to Isaiah.

Through the historical dimension, the reader learns about the culture and history of the Middle East. The literary dimension enables him to analyze the poetic and prophetic style in which Isaiah wrote. The third dimension reveals Isaiah through the eyes of other prophets.

The last and most important dimension is doctrinal; it explains Isaiah's prophecies and helps the reader apply his teachings. Nearly a verse-by-verse commentary, Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet offers the reader a clear understanding of Isaiah's writings and strengthens his testimony of the Lord's work.

About the Author

Victor L. Ludlow

Dr. Victor L. Ludlow graduated with high honors from BYU and was a Danforth Fellow at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, where he received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Since 1972, he has taught a variety of classes at BYU and in Jerusalem, with an emphasis on the Bible (especially the writings of Isaiah), the Book of Mormon, and Judaism. He is currently a professor of Ancient Scripture and the Coordinator for Near Eastern Studies at BYU. He has also served as chair of the BYU Faculty General Education Council and on the BYU Faculty Advisory Council.

Brother Ludlow is currently serving in the Church as a bishop. His other callings have included branch president, high councilor, stake young men's president, counselor in a stake presidency, and president of the Germany Frankfurt Mission (1983-86).

He and his wife, V-Ann (Virginia Ann), are the parents of four sons and two daughters, and the grandparents of fifteen children.

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Worth reading and re-reading
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a rich resource. It's carefully researched and thorough, but highly readable. Brother Ludlow uses historical background and records, along with alternate translations, to reveal multiple levels of meaning in Isaiah's words.

I use this book as a companion study guide when I read Isaiah in the Bible or Book of Mormon. It helps me apply Isaiah's words to my own life and live the gospel more fully. I recommend it highly!

If you're going to read a book on Isaiah this is the one to read
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

There are getting to be quite a few books out there on Isaiah but I found this one helped me the most.

Best Isaiah book out there
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the best Isaiah book I have read. Ludlow has a talent of being able to address the issues and topics present in Isaiah in a way that anyone can understand. He shows how to read the poetry in Isaiah and also explains historical facts that help bring that wondeful book to life

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