By Paul M. Cook
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 international international locations. Like many different prophetic books, the booklet of Isaiah incorporates a part of international international locations oracles (Isaiah 13-23), yet inside this assortment is a smaller grouping of literary fabric that bargains with the international locations of Cush (Ethiopia) and Egypt (Isaiah 18-20). This booklet considers the formation of this smaller crew approximately Cush and Egypt in the literary context of the expansion of the bigger assortment and the improvement of those person chapters. This ebook additionally contributes a clean method of the formation of overseas countries oracles in Isa 13-23
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Gehman, “The ‘Burden’ of the Prophets,” JQR 31 (1940–41): 107–21; see also P. A. H. de Boer, “An Inquiry into the Meaning of the Term ַמ ָשּׂא,” OtSt 5 (1948): 197–214; Barry B. D. , Brandeis University, 1967), 202; J. A. Naudé, “Maśśāʾ in the OT with Special Reference to the Prophets,” OTWSA 12 (1969): 91–100; Magne Saebø, Sacharja 9–14: Untersuchungen von Text und Form (WMANT 34; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1969), 137–40; Robert R. Wilson, Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1980), 249, cf.
Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39 (FOTL 16; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996), 212–17; idem, King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), 244–7. 32 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 534–5. 33 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 212. This position is adopted by Brevard S. Childs, Isaiah (OTL; Louisville; Westminster John Knox, 2001), 114. 34 According to Weis’s analysis of the genre, a ַמ ָשּׂאoracle should include, among other things, an explanation of Yhwh’s direct involvement in human affairs.
35 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 254; Childs, Isaiah, 135–8. 36 See “Campaigns against Egypt, Syria, and Palestine,” translated by A. Leo Oppenheim (ANET, 294–7); Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 272; also Willem A. M. Beuken, Jesaja 13–27 (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2007), 179–80. 37 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 273. For further discussion of Sweeney’s proposed seventh-century ‘Josianic’ redaction of the nations oracles, see his King Josiah of Judah, 244–8. introduction and survey of research 15 rial within these chapters.
A Sign and a Wonder by Paul M. Cook