Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This section is a reworked version of the author's article "A Light of the Nations: A Problem in Biblical Theology", written for the 75th Anniversary Volume of Jewish Quarterly Review (1966). It was read originally before the Middle-Atlantic States Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, New York, April 4, 1965, under the title, "I Will Make You a Light of Nations". Israel will be "a light of nations" in the sense that Israel will dazzle the nations with her God-given triumph and restoration; the whole world will behold this single beacon that is God's sole covenanted people. Israel will serve to the world at large as the example of God's loyalty and omnipotence.

Keywords: biblical theology; light of nations; Second Isaiah; Servant of the Lord



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Studies on the Second Part of the Book of Isaiah — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation