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This e-book bargains a selective survey of the background of Isaiah's reception over the process millennia, from the Septuagint and early types, carrying on with in the course of the centuries in Jewish and Christian exegesis, and concluding with the overdue 20th century. each one bankruptcy contains an introductory survey of Isaiah's interpretation inside of a specific old context, after which pursues a specific aspect of Isaiah's reception via one in every of Isaiah's many readers in that point interval. Contributing authors signify a wide selection of experts within the fields of bible study, rabbinics, and Christian background and theology. Aimed basically at students operating within the fields of religious study, hermeneutics, and the historical past of interpretation. it's going to even be of curiosity to clergy and academics.
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75. See Michael A. Knibb, “Isaianic Traditions in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” in Broyles and Evans, Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah, 633–50. 76. See Louis H. Feldman, “Josephus’ Portrait of Isaiah,” in Broyles and Evans, Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah, 583–608. 77. See Gary G. Porton, “Isaiah and the Kings: The Rabbis on the Prophet Isaiah,” in Broyles and Evans, Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah, 693–716. 78. Elsie Stern, “Beyond Nahamu: Strategies of Consolation in the Jewish Lectionary Cycle for the Ninth of Av Season,” Society of Biblical Literature 1998 Seminar Papers (SBLSP 37; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998), 180–204.
A blanket condemnation of the people is thus conditioned, and “good elders” are introduced to the scene. Isaiah 6 At points, judgment is nuanced by importing elements of promise and restoration that are more at home from chapter 40 onwards. This happens as early as chapter 6. ”— is met by a tumble of divine speech that promises no turning by the people and no relief for the Lord’s reluctant spokesman. The panorama is excruciatingly pessimistic. Not so, perhaps, for the Septuagint translator, who appears to bring to this passage hope gleaned from later chapters of the text.
40 “as those who are taught” The Greek text gives a different sense: And though the people of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved. For he (God) is completing and cutting short 29 a thing in righteousness, for God will do a foreshortened thing in the whole inhabited world. mmoj th~j qala&sshj, to_ kata&lleima swqh&setai: lo&gon ga_r suntelw~n kai\ sunte/mnwn e0n dikaiosu&nh| (23) o#ti lo&gon suntetmhme/non poih&sei o( qeo_j e0n th~| oi0koume/nh| o#lh|. The translator has inverted the purpose of the divine decree.