Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)
Prophetic symbolism is likely one of the key issues of this quantity. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer unearths radical pictures of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken appears to be like on the metamorphosis of the major motif of listening to, seeing and realizing, Michael L. Barre examines lions and birds in 31.4-5, and Marvin A. Sweeney re-examines vmes(tm)s in 8.6. The imagery of Ezekiel is explored by means of Leslie C. Allen (the 'Death Valley' imaginative and prescient) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel sixteen and feminine photographs of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write at the publication of Jonah. essays of extra basic scope take care of the quest for cohesion in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional form of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). an enticing and stimulating quantity which displays the liveliness of present examine at the prophetic literature.
1.4 , and correspond s to th e refusa l t o se e Yahweh's paintings as yii ? i n 5.18-19 . The expressio n itself recur s agai n onl y in 22.14, wher e it similarl y offer s th e basi s for a n announcemen t of judgment on Israe l fo r thei r refusal t o 'see' . The conclusio n t o th e passag e (vv . 15-17) go back s t o th e them e o f Israel's respons e i n th e fac e o f th e Assyria n probability . Israe l hav e rejected Yahweh' s cal l to trus t and rel y on him alon e as a way of protection, an d.
Pictured as an exceptional and solid god'.1 Comparisons Now that the 2 mythologies were set out, they are in comparison . 1. Th e mos t strikin g differenc e i s tha t th e se a seem s a s a threatening point i n Ezekiel. Th e sea does no t seem a t all in th e Amduat, the place san d and deser t ar e th e so much threaten ing function s o f th e natura l global . I n th e Egyptia n traditio n any referenc e t o wate r i s generall y a s th e sourc e of lif e an d fertility. Th e floo d (h'pj) i s a n.
Prophesied, Jona h reports a 'grea t evil' himself (4.1) . The Ninevites' initia l reaction t o Jonah's wor d is to think it; they take it to be trustworthy (wayya' ammu)4 an d of divine starting place (3.5). Jonah, against this , assert s tha t God is unreliable, in his reformulatio n (4.2 ) o f one of many divine characteristic s indexed in Exod. 34.6ap-b : 1. i don't gloss this be aware simply because, pretty much as good rightly observes, th e id of the plant is inappropriate (Irony i n the previous testomony, pp. 51-52). 2. I.
E Joshu a account , YHWH , Joshu a an d Israe l ac t i n harmon y opposed to th e enemy . hence , i t i s the y (o r on e o f the m o n behal f o f th e others) wh o 'strike' and 'cast down', and it's the enemies wh o worry fo r their lives , tak e flight , an d ar e strength d downward . Bu t th e rebelliou s Jonah flee s downwar d and that i s the n cas t downwar d like th e 5 kings who fle d an d have been cas t downward , o r a t least ground-ward , int o th e cave. whilst the y lear n wit h who m Jonah is.
Gordon, Ugaritic Textbook (Rome, 1965) a Universitetsarsskrif t Testamentun WBC Wor d Biblical remark WMANT Wissenschaftlich e Monographien zum Alien und Neuen ZA W Zeitschriftfur testomony die alttestamentliche Wissenschqft LIST OF members K.T. Aitke n division o f Hebrew & Semitic Languages, Aberdeen , Scotlan d Leslie C. Allen Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena , California , united states Michael L . Barre St Mary's Seminar y an d collage, Baltimore, Maryland , US A Athalya Brenne.