Three Isaiah’s? The Suffering Servant in Context

I wrote a book called Dark Nights of the Soul: Reflections on Faith and the Depressed Brain. It includes four principles for recovery from depression or mental illness. There are four passages in Isaiah called the “Songs of the Suffering Servant.” I used these in two of my principles. When it comes to texts for recovery, I’ve found the Suffering Servant to be a great source of comfort.

But Isaiah is a long, complicated text, written over a period of over two hundred years. So first, you should have a good overview of when, how, why, and to whom it…