By Paul M. Cook
Whereas many reviews on Isaiah have an interest within the formation of the publication, particularly few have addressed the advance of the oracles touching on overseas international locations. Like many different prophetic books, the e-book of Isaiah features a part of overseas 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 publication considers the formation of this smaller workforce approximately Cush and Egypt in the literary context of the expansion of the bigger assortment and the improvement of those person chapters. This e-book additionally contributes a clean method of the formation of overseas international locations oracles in Isa 13-23
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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. However, this structural function of the ַמ ָשּׂאsuperscriptions and their role in the identification of a supposed ַמ ָשּׂאgenre are matters that remain to be demonstrated, rather than simply assumed, since several factors speak against them.
Chapters 3–5 deal with 56 57 Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1–39, 272–3. Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1–39, 272. introduction and survey of research 23 the internal development of each of the chapters of Isa 18–20. From that point, Chapter 6 specifically addresses the formation of Isa 18–20 into a group of literary material concerning Cush and Egypt, followed by a concluding chapter that discusses a few broader implications of the study. The English translations of biblical texts are primarily my own, although they are frequently based on the New Revised Standard Version.
In any event, this also seems to be mere coincidence rather than evidence of literary shaping. 42 Liebreich, “Compilation,” JQR 46 (1955–56): 266. 43 Allan K. Jenkins, “The Development of the Isaiah Tradition in Is 13–23,” in The Book of Isaiah—Le Livre de Isaïe: Les oracles et leurs relecture. Unité et complexité de l’ouvrage (ed. Jacques Vermeylen; BETL 81; Leuven: Peeters, 1989), 237–51. 44 Jenkins, “Development,” 238. 18 chapter one Jenkins argues for a division of two major sections of oracles that are thematically arranged according to neighboring states (14:28– 17:14; Philistia, Moab, Damascus) and great political powers (18–21; Ethiopia, Egypt, Babylon).
A Sign and a Wonder by Paul M. Cook