By Rannfrid I Thelle, Terje Stordalen, Mervyn E J Richardson
In New views on outdated testomony Prophecy and History, colleagues, scholars, and acquaintances of Hans M. Barstad supply essays in honour of his esteemed occupation in bible study. Contributions on prophecy comprise: the controversy on prophets as historic figures, the biblical books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, and problems with method and interpretation. Essays dedicated to historical past handle a number of historiographic matters in addition to particular ancient issues similar to the monarchy in historical Israel, the connection of Judah to Edom, and the ritual of interpreting the legislations. In ways in which mirror Hans Barstad's cutting edge insights and methodological opinions, this choice of essays probes past the oft-trodden paths of religious study and demanding situations the established order in the box.
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13. 33 In recent years, from the Edinburgh symposium published in Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah (fn. 9 above) to “Jeremiah the Historian: The Book of Jeremiah as a Source for the History of the Near East in the Time of Nebuchadnezzar,” in Studies on the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Honour of Robert Gordon, ed. G. Khan and D. Lipton (VTSup 149; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 87–98. M. Williamson Isaiah 10:5–15 is an anti-Assyrian woe saying in which God first states that he will use Assyria to punish a godless nation.
Matheus, “Jesaja xliv 9–20: Das Spottgedicht gegen die Götzen und seine Stellung im Kontext,” VT 37 (1987): 312–26. 12 K. Holter, Second Isaiah’s Idol-Fabrication Passages (BET 28; Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1995). Holter seeks also to move the discussion away from narrowly diachronic concerns in the direction of a more consciously contextual exegesis. Some aspects of Holter’s analysis are developed in ways helpful for the present essay by N. MacDonald, “Monotheism and Isaiah,” in Interpreting Isaiah: Issues and Approaches, ed.
Unlike the disputations, it contains no direct address and deals with future scenarios not present realities. See Claus Westermann, Isaiah 40–55: A Commentary (OTL; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1969), 78–81. Abraham And Cyrus In Isaiah 40–48 33 concludes with a psalm appropriate to its subject matter (42:10–13). This section of the prophecy can be set out as follows: 41:1–5 41:8–16 41:21–29 42:1–9 42:10–12 First disputation concerning Cyrus Address to the Servant of Yahweh Second disputation concerning Cyrus Address to the Servant of Yahweh Concluding psalm The resulting alternation of address to foreign nations and their gods and to the Servant of Yahweh, identified in the first disputation as Israel/Jacob and the offspring of Abraham, in the second unidentified, encapsulates the core message of chapters 40–48.