The Book of Isaiah: Is There More than One Author?
by Zac Sechler
Skeptics and some Christian textual critics have recently claimed that the Book of Isaiah has more than one author. There are three main arguments for the division of The Book of Isaiah into multiple books.
First, the historical argument. Some historians state that Isaiah could not have known things such as the Babylonian Exile, Post-Exile Conditions, and Assyria’s conquest of Israel.
Second, the grammatical argument. Some critics see key differences in writing styles in the different sections of Isaiah.
In response to this claim, James D Smart said:
An honest recognition of the meagerness of the evidence demands of us a suspension of judgment. Yet one commentator after another has proceeded to base his interpretations upon assumptions that have rested on the flimsiest of foundations.
The Third argument is the theological argument. This argument says that theological concepts such as the majesty of God change throughout the book…