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By Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.)

This ebook bargains a selective survey of the heritage of Isaiah's reception over the process millennia, from the Septuagint and early models, 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 selected ancient context, after which pursues a selected aspect of Isaiah's reception by way of one in all Isaiah's many readers in that point interval. Contributing authors characterize a wide selection of experts within the fields of bible study, rabbinics, and Christian heritage and theology. Aimed essentially at students operating within the fields of bible study, hermeneutics, and the heritage of interpretation. it's going to even be of curiosity to clergy and lecturers.

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The negative and abstract concept of “abandonment” has been supplanted by a positive, concrete, and plural 18. Cf. J. Ziegler, Untersuchungen zur Septuaginta des Buches Isaias (Münster: Aschendorff, 1934), 139: “The idea of a remnant is of great importance to the translator of Isaiah”; also Seeligmann, LXX Version, 116–17. 19. Arguably, it has the same meaning at 44:6, the only other occurrence of meta_ tau~ta in lxx Isaiah. There, amid promises of new things (for example, streams and greenery in the desert), the Lord says, “I am the first and I am the last” (Nwrx) yn)w Nw#)r yn)).

5. H. G. M. Williamson, Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998), 171. Since Jewish prospects were usually understood to be wrapped up with those of Jerusalem, a focus upon Zion/Jerusalem and the cultic functions carried out in that city is included in our analysis. 6. I here make the assumption, defended elsewhere, that the Vorlage was very similar to the consonantal component of mt. The lxx seldom strays from it, though it may reconfigure its elements.

The Hebrew text’s dark monotony of chastisement has been interrupted by two pivotal words: meta_ tau~ta. The translator has anticipated the new things of Second Isaiah and rushed forward this dénouement into a chapter where the Hebrew text had no space for it. Softening Violent Judgments At 3:17, the Isaianic jeremiad against the Daughters of Zion approaches its shrill zenith. As the text predicts the Lord’s scabbing of the heads of Zion’s daughters and the uncovering of their sexual “sockets,”25 it appears that the translator can only look away, an averting of the eyes that is also practiced by Targum Jonathan.

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