There are several passages in Isaiah that are common to hear at Christmas – and some that aren’t. In this three video set, Dr. Lance Hawley, professor of Old Testament, shares his thoughts about an Isaiah Christmas.
Part 1: Isaiah 7.14
Part 2: Isaiah 9:6-7
Isaiah 28:29 – The LORD is “wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.”
“Mighty God” also occurs in Isaiah 10:21 with clear reference to the LORD (YHWH)
Part 3: Isaiah 60
For more information about the Apadan Reliefs and Persepolis that Dr. Hawley mentions, check out this video: https://youtu.be/zTStmXw6vwU
Lance Hawley (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2016) is an Assistant Professor of Old Testament and biblical Hebrew. His research focuses on the book of Job and Hebrew poetry.
Before joining the HST faculty, Lance served as a church planter in Madison, WI for ten years. He has a passion for the spiritual formation of missional communities.
Harding School of Theology (HST), a seminary in Memphis, TN, has been equipping ministers since 1958. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, and offering degree programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, HST equips Christian leaders to higher standards of ministry and scholarship and challenges them to a deeper faith in God. Combining academic rigor and interpersonal connections, HST emphasizes student engagement in ministry as they study. HST is associated with Churches of Christ, is part of the Stone-Campbell Movement, and is part of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.