New PDF release: A Sign and a Wonder

By Paul M. Cook

ISBN-10: 9004205918

ISBN-13: 9789004205918

Whereas many experiences on Isaiah have an interest within the formation of the ebook, rather few have addressed the improvement of the oracles bearing on overseas international locations. Like many different prophetic books, the booklet of Isaiah includes a part of overseas countries oracles (Isaiah 13-23), yet inside of this assortment is a smaller grouping of literary fabric that bargains with the countries of Cush (Ethiopia) and Egypt (Isaiah 18-20). This ebook considers the formation of this smaller team approximately Cush and Egypt in the literary context of the expansion of the bigger assortment and the advance of those person chapters. This publication additionally contributes a clean method of the formation of international international locations oracles in Isa 13-23

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In addition, he gives little attention to specifying how the remaining material enclosing the two groups (13:1–14:27; 22–23) fits into this rubric. There are also difficulties with the criteria that he has established for the identification of the two major groups of oracles. While ‘neighboring nations’ purportedly defines the first group (14:28– 17:14), this characteristic could be plausibly attributed to the material about Egypt (19) as well. 45 In the end, this structural arrangement provides little insight into the formation of Isa 13–23.

3. 32 A ‘simple title’ usually consists of the term ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬followed by the addressee, such as ‫מוֹאב‬ ָ ‫ַמ ָשּׂא‬ (‘oracle concerning Moab’) at Isa 15:1. Most of the headings in Isa 13–23 (also 30:6) are of this variety. Another form of heading, which Weis calls an ‘expanded title’ or ‘superscription,’ involves an extension of the simple ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬title. At Isa 13:1, for example, the simple title ‫ַמ ָשּׂא‬ ‫‘( ָבּ ֶבל‬oracle concerning Babylon’) has been expanded with the phrase ‫ן־אמוֹץ‬ ָ ‫“( ֲא ֶשׁר ָחזָ ה יְ ַשׁ ְﬠיָ הוּ ֶבּ‬which Isaiah son of Amoz saw”).

He draws this conclusion on the basis of the concern in 19:1–4, 11–15 for matters of piety and worship, as well as the renunciation of Egypt’s purported 48 For the subsequent insertion of 17:12–18:7 Duhm follows earlier commentators, including Georg Heinrich August von Ewald, Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (trans. J. Frederick Smith; London: Williams and Norgate, 1876), 243–4; and August Dillmann, Der Prophet Jesaia (Leipzig: Hirzel, 1890), 164–70. 49 Duhm, Jesaia, 12–13. ; EBib; Paris: Gabalda, 1977–78), 1:286.

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