The prophetic texts for Advent are not merely historical nor merely predictive. They should be read as vital messages to their original context, as promises fulfilled in Jesus, and as living words for hearers today.
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Jacobson, Karl N, and Rolf A Jacobson. “The One Who Will Be Born: Preaching Isaiah’s Promises in a Harry Potter Culture.” Word & World 27, no. 4 (September 2007): 426–35.
Jacobson, Rolf A. and Jacobson, Karl, "The One Who Will Be Born: Preaching Isaiah's Promises in a Harry Potter Culture" (2007). Faculty Publications. 119.