By Christopher B Hays

ISBN-10: 3161507851

ISBN-13: 9783161507854

Demise is among the significant topics of First Isaiah, even though it has no longer commonly been famous as such. photographs of dying are time and again utilized by the prophet and his earliest tradents. The ebook starts off through concisely summarizing what's identified approximately demise within the historical close to East through the Iron Age II, protecting ideals and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating either textual and archeological facts, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes current scholarly literature on those issues from a number of fields.

Focusing at the textual content s which means for its manufacturers and its preliminary audiences, he describes the ways that the rhetoric of dying functioned in its old context and gives clean interpretations of greater than a dozen passages in Isa five 38. He exhibits how they hire the imagery of demise that was once a part of their cultural contexts, and likewise identifies ways that they holiday new artistic floor. This holistic method of questions that experience attracted a lot scholarly awareness in fresh many years produces new insights not just for the translation of particular biblical passages, but in addition for the formation of the booklet of Isaiah and for the historical past of historical close to japanese religions.

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See also Donald Redford, Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992), 353. 44 Donald J. , Medicine and the Bible [Exeter: Paternoster, 1986], 25). 2 Historical sketch 19 return home in a hurry. It is certainly most surprising that Sennacherib would allow a rebel king to remain on the throne, when the whole point of the western campaign was to punish rebellious vassals. 46 Whatever other factors came into play, it is likely that Assyria did not deem Judah a highly profitable area to control, and so did not expend the energy to conquer it completely and turn it into a province.

94 Bright, History of Israel, 276–77; Similar is Postgate’s observation: “Incorporation into Assyria meant participating in the cult of its god; it need not have meant abandoning the worship of the local deity, but it would have affected the significance of that cult as a political statement…” (J. N. Postgate, “The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur,” World Archaeology 23 [1992]: 252). Of course, Judah was never incorporated as a province, but neither did it enjoy the relative independence of a client state in this period.

192. , 192–93; Holloway is speaking of Hanunu. 20 1. Death and the Dead in Mesopotamia during Iron Age II (704–681), which Esarhaddon (680–669) extended all the way across Egypt. It is hard to imagine that Assyria could have pressed so far south had they not been in firm control of Palestine. Although the biblical narrative seems to lose interest in Assyrian events after 701, an inscription of Esarhaddon 50 reveals that Manasseh of Judah was among the foreign kings compelled by him to bring building supplies to Nineveh for his palace, 51 and a long reign such as his (ca.

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