Download Isaiah XXI: A palimpsest by A. A. MacIntosh PDF

By A. A. MacIntosh

Essentially the most vague passages within the e-book of Isaiah, bankruptcy 21 comprises oracles referring to international international locations. the writer offers extensive with the textual and linguistic difficulties provided by way of the textual content; he additionally considers the ancient historical past of the prophecy, the literary kinds involved and the traditions of interpretation in old medieval and glossy instances. In learning those traditions, Mr Macintosh makes vast use of medieval Jewish commentators whose paintings isn't commonly on hand in English.

Show description

Read Online or Download Isaiah XXI: A palimpsest PDF

Similar old testament books

The Myth of a Gentile Galilee

This research of Galilee throughout the time of Jesus demonstrates that, opposite to the perceptions of many New testomony students, the overpowering majority of Galilee's inhabitants have been Jews. using the gospels, the writings of the Jewish historian Josephus, and released archaeological excavation experiences, it lines the ancient improvement of the region's inhabitants and examines intimately particular towns and villages.

Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible

"The tales you're approximately to learn are essentially the most violent and sexually particular in all of Western literature. they're stories of human ardour in all of its countless kind: adultery, seduction, incest, rape, mutilation, assassination, torture, sacrifice, and homicide. . . . "Sex. Violence. Scandal.

Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

Many students of the second one Temple interval have changed the idea that of canonization by way of that of canonical method. research of the useless Sea Scrolls has been the most important for this new path. in response to this new facts taxonomic phrases like biblical, nonbiblical or parabiblical look anachronistic for the interval earlier than 70 C.

Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response

This quantity showcases contemporary exploration of the portrait of Daughter Zion as she appears to be like in biblical Hebrew poetry. utilizing Carleen Mandolfos Daughter Zion Talks again to the Prophets (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) as some extent of departure, the members to this quantity discover a dead ringer for Daughter Zion in its many dimensions in a number of texts within the Hebrew Bible.

Extra info for Isaiah XXI: A palimpsest

Example text

T. of this verse, see Ziegler, Untersuchungen, p. 48. e. God). The term w is usually compared with HDS& in verse 6, where the watchman denotes the prophet or the prophet's alter ego,2 To this view P. T. designation of a prophet; 3 he concludes that the word means 'watchman' simply, and that the poem as a whole is a modification of an old (secular) watchman's song. T. designation for a prophet does not amount to grounds for denying that the specific denotation 'watchman' may be used as a figure for 'prophet'.

Lehman. The equation Edom = Rome was made by R. Aqiba; see Bereshith Rabba 65,21. See J. P. , 1975), pp. 47f. 40 ISAIAH XXI with Ezek. xxvii 32, &

20 ISAIAH XXI from nnniK VD to the end of the chapter is the speech which the prophet put into the mouth of the king Belshazzar - for it is well known that the prophet rejoiced in the fall of Babylon. How then could he have said "Therefore are my loins filled with pain . . " ? 5 1 So with minor variations Rashi and Qimhi; thus Qimhi states that the prophet speaks in the name of every Babylonian or in the name of Belshazzar. Rashi, however, proposes as an alternative explanation that it is the prophet who laments sympathetically over the punishment of the peoples.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 40 votes