By Hyun Chul Paul Kim, J. Todd Hibbard

Isaiah 24–27, the so-called Isaiah Apocalypse, is usually considered as one of many most recent sections additional to the publication of Isaiah. The formation and interpretation of those chapters are well known as very important issues for knowing the compositional heritage of Isaiah, rising non secular concept within the Persian interval, and scribal strategies for past due biblical fabrics. The essays during this quantity discover those and different vital problems with Isaiah 24–27 in gentle of the considerable contemporary study on those chapters. furthermore, this quantity outlines new instructions ahead for examine on those pivotal chapters and their position in Isaiah and the prophetic literature typically.

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I am referring to Christoph Levin’s review of Richard M. pdf. I do not cite Levin to disagree with his assessment of the book under review but as a leading European scholar whose opinions I take to be both influential and representative. 32. Avi Hurvitz, “The Recent Debate on Late Biblical Hebrew: Solid Data, Experts’ Opinions, and Inconclusive Arguments,” Hebrew Studies 47 (2006): 207. 33. Polak, “Sociolinguistics,” 123–24. 34. Martin Ehrensvärd, “Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts,” in Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology (ed.

Thus, in light of the present form, the motif of Yhwh’s punishment of the heavenly hosts and the return of Yhwh’s reign on Mount Zion reads more properly with the prerequisite of the conquest of Babylon. Another example pertains to the expression of the pangs of a birthing mother in Isa 21 and Isa 26: 29. I am indebted to Professor Noah Hacham, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for informing this observation. 30. See Berges, Book of Isaiah, 164: “For one thing, the previous oracles of judgment against individual nations are brought into focus on a ‘world plane’.

When the sun [overtakes] thee at the base of heaven, / Diminish [thy crown] and retrogress in light. (ANET, 67–68) 4. In order to distinguish the original emendations in ANET, which are marked by [square brackets] and (round brackets), I am using {curly brackets} for my insertions into the ancient Near Eastern texts. 5. Joseph Blenkinsopp, Isaiah 1–39: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 19; New York: Doubleday, 2000), 349. 6. Unless otherwise noted, all translations of biblical texts are from the nrsv.

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