William D. Barker analyzes a wide array of possible ancient Near Eastern backgrounds to Isaiah 24-27.
Author: William D. Barker
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
William D. Barker analyzes a wide array of possible ancient Near Eastern backgrounds to Isaiah 24-27. He finds that there is a uniquely Ugaritic background to the chapters, with evidence of a literary framework and narrative progression that has been intentionally adopted and creatively adapted from either the Ba'al Myth (KTU 1.1-1.6) itself or a shared tradition between ancient Ugarit and ancient Israel. Barker also closely examines Isaiah 24-27 in the light of the Ugaritic material and thereby contributes to the resolution of some of the historic questions about the interpretation, genre, dating, and function of Isaiah 24-27. A new epithet for the chapters is also proposed.
Cf. Fischer, Das Buch Isaias I, 141; Snijders, Jesaja I, 198; Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1
–39, 315. 101. Brueggemann, Isaiah ... Cf. Koole, Isaiah III/1, 256. 117. Cf.
William D. Barker, Isaiah's Kingship Polemic (Forschungen zum Alten Testament
Author: John T. Willis
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book is a study of the various metaphors, figures, similes, and usages of water found in the book of Isaiah. It covers representations of water relating to: water as a blessing in nature; the sea as a symbol of the expanse of space; Yahweh, the rider of the clouds; water or absence of water as symbol of divine punishment, hardships, and affliction; water as a defense strategy in military circumstances; water as a means of dilution; rain and snow as symbols of Yahweh's word; various forms of water symbolizing arrogance; rain, streams, water, and snow as symbols of forgiveness; water as a metaphor for Yahweh's control over nations and triumph over enemies; calm water as a symbol of trust in Yahweh; Yahweh's knowledge as waters cover the sea; water, lack of water, and overcoming threatening water as metaphors or similes for restoration and help; the great river as a symbol of the influx of nations; tears as the manifestation of lament and mourning; dew as a symbol of serenity and life-giving power; the personification of water; troubled waters as a symbol of the wicked; swimming as desperate effort to survive; and cultic practices involving water. These themes emphasize important religious truths in the book of Isaiah. They include many concepts dealing with the nature and mighty acts of Yahweh; sin, punishment and forgiveness; Yahweh's work over and through nations; personal and corporate matters like trust and lament; and Yahweh’s work in nature.
William R. Millar perceived a pattern he called the “Divine Warrior Hymn”;1
Andrew T. Abernethy described it as “imperial rhetoric that assert[ed] YHWH's kingship”;2 and William D. Barker called it a “divine kingship polemic.”3 Since the
Author: Christopher B. Hays
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Situates a hotly contested section of Isaiah within its historical and cultural contexts, correcting misunderstandings of older scholarship.
of the verse alludes to the Shema (Deut 6:4–9) and the result is a connection
between Yhwh's unity and kingship never made in ... For two contrasting views
on the issue in Isa 24–27, see William D. Barker, Isaiah's Kingship Polemic, FAT
Author: Richard Bautch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Die Frage der Beziehung zwischen dem Jesajabuch und dem Buch der Zwölf Propheten ist angesichts vielfältiger Berührungen sprachlicher und motivischer Art zentral, jedoch hinsichtlich der damit verbundenen möglichen Implikationen bislang nur ungenügend bearbeitet. Im Rahmen eines internationalen Kongresses, der vom 31.Mai bis 3.Juni 2018 an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt stattfand, suchten Fachleute des Zwölfprophetenbuches bzw. des Jesajabuches mit unterschiedlichen methodischen Ansätzen ein umfassenderes Bild der verschiedenen Arten von Beziehungen oder thematischen Berührungen zu erarbeiten, die entweder für die beiden Corpora als ganze oder für spezifische Teile beider charakteristisch sind, um daraus entsprechende Schlussfolgerungen zu ziehen. Das Ergebnis ist ein Überblick zur Vielfalt der semantischen, intertextuellen, literarischen, redaktionellen, historischen und theologischen Aspekte der Beziehungen zwischen dem Jesajabuch und dem Zwölfprophetenbuch, die einlinigen Lösungsvorschlägen zur Erklärung des Zustandekommens dieser Bezüge widerstreiten.
Recently, William Barker has argued that the text constitutes a prophetic polemic
for Yhwh's cosmic kingship that takes up and recasts portions of the West Semitic
mythic tradition associated with Ba'al.12 In his view, this necessitates an early ...
Author: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The book of Isaiah is without doubt one of the most important books in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as evidenced by its pride of place in both Jewish and Christian traditions as well as in art and music. Most people, scholars and laity alike, are familiar with the words of Isaiah accompanied by the magnificent tones of Handel's 'Messiah'. Isaiah is also one of the most complex books due to its variety and plurality, and it has accordingly been the focus of scholarly debate for the last 2000 years. Divided into eight sections, The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah constitutes a collection of essays on one of the longest books in the Bible. They cover different aspects regarding the formation, interpretations, and reception of the book of Isaiah, and also offer up-to-date information in an attractive and easily accessible format. The result does not represent a unified standpoint; rather the individual contributions mirror the wide and varied spectrum of scholarly engagement with the book. The authors of the essays likewise represent a broad range of scholarly traditions from diverse continents and religious affiliations, accompanied by comprehensive recommendations for further reading.
... cannot be decided so as to exclude all controversy , it becomes necessary for
the historian to form a probable theory . ... Uzziah dies . Isaiah has his first vision ,
ch . vi . Captivity of Gilead and Naphthali by Tiglathpileser . Isaiah ix . 8 down to ...
37 On the kingship of Yahweh in Isaiah , Eissfeldt , Jahwe ' ; Maag , Malkût , 129ff
; Gray , ' Kingship ' ; Liebreich ... Verspottung ; and Kraus , Psalmen , on account
of these very verses see it later than the anti - idol polemics of Isa 40 - 55 .
Author: Rikki E. Watts
Publisher: Baker Academic
Argues that Mark's primary concern is to present Jesus as the one who unexpectedly fulfills Isaiah's long-delayed ''new exodus.''
While the language of Isaiah is somewhat different , there being no apparent
criticism of kingship as such , 241 Isaiah ... what can we posit as the background
of his polemic agaist Israelite kingship on the basis of the exclusive sovereignty
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... and the prominence of the kingship of Jehovah in Isaiah's mind in particular ,
render such an idealization of the human ... In the other prophets , however often
individual kings may be attacked , there is no trace of polemic against the ...
Author: Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Includes section "Reviews of recent theological literature".
Needless to say , all aspects of this polemic make better sense during the monarchy than during the Exile . Since G. Minette de Tillesse , “ Sections ' tu ' et
sections ' vous ' dans le Deuteronome , ” VT 12 ( 1962 ) 29-87 , considers the use
of the ...
Author: Joseph Jensen
Publisher: Catholic Biblical Assn of Amer
A careful, scholarly investigation into Isaiah's relationship to the wisdom circles of his day, and a critique of the practitioners of wisdom in their role as advisers in the royal court and as shapers of royal policy. Presents Isaiah's own view on YHWH's plan and action in history. His use of tôrâ is not priestly or legal or for the prophetic word, but means "wise instruction," as in the wisdom tradition. Careful exegesis of Isaiah's use of the passages in which tôrâ occurs (Isa 1:10; 2:3; 5:24; 8:16.20; 30:9).
A precisely analogous example is afforded by the use of the name Rome in
modern religious controversy , not to ... or decreasing power of Rome have
reference to the increase of the city , or the fall of the temporal monarchy
established there ...
Ephraim feedeth on wind , incense to it : and he called it Nehushtan . and
followeth after the east wind : he HEZEKIAH- ( Isaiah , Micah ) . HOSHEA— (
Hosea ... God may have a controversy with them ( v . 2 ) , siastic commencement
of which is ...
Such a conceptual clash may not signify the polemic against Zadokite
Jerusalemite temple as P. D. Hanson argues , because even with the
democratization of the royal kingship , the book of Isaiah still maintains its pro -
Zion theology.37 What ...
Author: Hyun Chul Paul Kim
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Does Isaiah 40-55 convey a unified message on the relationship between Israel and the nations? This book argues that Isaiah 40-55 contains the texts and concepts of both universalism and particularism. Examining four select texts (42:1-13; 44:24-45:8; 49:22-26; 51:1-8) with special attention given to their textuality, intertextuality, and infratextuality (conceptuality), Hyun Chul Paul Kim suggests the existence of both unified conceptuality and diverse signifiers. Through synchronic and diachronic analyses, this work uncovers the intentional ambiguity, tension, and multiplicity on the concept of the servant's identity as well as other key concepts, how these diverse concepts can be read with respect to authorial intention, and what the implications are for the ongoing debates on the unity and diversity of the book of Isaiah.
5 c ) The Reception of the Ideology of Kingship 585 d ) The Ancient Israelite
Background of Isaiah's Concept of God 589 e ... 615 $ 6 Chapter IV Isaiah's
Theology 617 § 1 $ 2 God and the Gods a ) Yahweh , the God of Israel b ) Polemic against ...
Author: Hans Wildberger
Publisher: Continental Commentaries
This is the final volume in Wilberger's comprehensive treatment of Isaiah 1–39. In addition to verse-by-verse commentary, the author provides a systematic overview of the entire Book of Isaiah. This "introduction" to Isaiah covers: the book and the text, the formation of Isaiah 1–39, the prophet Isaiah and his religious roots, the theology of post-Isaianic materials, language and forms of speech in Isaiah, and a listing of recent Isaiah scholarship.
AN OUTLINE OF THE PRE - EXILIC FESTIVAL AND IDEAL OF KINGSHIP I shall
here give in outline the main elements ... The critical judgements underlying my
reconstruction in this still controversial field have been justified , to the best of my
... Testament ( BZAW , 138 ) , Berlin 1976 ; P.D. Wegner , An Examination of Kingship and Messianic Expectation in Isaiah 1-35 , Lewiston NY 1992 ... Beyond
The Synchronic Versus Diachronic Controversy " ; in : Synchronic or Diachronic ?
Author: Wim Beuken
La 4e de couverture porte : " The Historical Commentary on the Old Testament is an international series of commentaries which devotes explicit attention to the history of interpretation of biblical tradition in all its stages, both within and without the Hebrew canon. As the term 'Old Testament' indicates, the commentary stands in the Christian exegetical tradition. The team of those who committed themselves to contribute comprises scholars from all over the world and from many different churches and denominations. The commentary is intended not only for Old Testament scholars, but also for ministers and other interested parties. The treatment of every pericope is preceded by a new translation and a section called 'Essentials and Perspectives' in which the author summarizes the results of the exegesis in non-technical language. The primacy here is assigned to the final stage of the text. The summary should incite the user to consult the main body of the exegesis which is headed 'Scholary Expositon'. Here the approach is that of modern critical scholarship. "
For that matter , how can we take at face value Trito - Isaiah's scathing
denunciations of the idolatry and unjust social practices of the ... But because
Trito - Isaiah is such a polemical document , it perhaps raises the questions in a
clearer fashion than do some other portions of the Scriptures . ... For example ,
one portion of 1 Samuel sees the Davidic kingship as a gift from God , while
another part views the ...
Citations from Genesis , Malachi , Exodus , Isaiah , and Hosea are the primary
proofs employed by Paul . ... both within this section as well as in the first twelve
chapters of John , the " Book of Signs , " the heavy theological importance of the polemic was demonstrated . ... Part I deals with the kingship of God and Davidic (
or messianic ) kingship in the Psalms ( chapter 1 ) and Isaiah 40–66 ( chapter 2 )
On the other hand , we find , e.g. , the collocation of three literary units - the three Isaiahs - in the single book of Isaiah . ... Willis replied in a lively polemical rebuttal
albeit with reduced claims of pervasiveness for the convention in biblical ...
131 The new dominant themes are the exodus tradition and Yhwh ' s kingship
which are already visible in Isaiah 1 - 39 . Creation theology and the polemics of
idolatry also play major roles in Isaiah 40 - 66 . 132 The commandments of the ...