By Archibald L. H. M. van Wieringen, Annemarieke van der Woude
Within the 12 months 2000, the 1st OTS quantity via the Jesaja Werkplaats was once released, entitled: experiences in Isaiah 24-27 (OTS 43). within the current quantity, the query as to the prospective cohesion of the ebook Isaiah types the centre of the Jesaja Werkplaats’ curiosity. that allows you to achieve a greater perception into this query, the Jesaja Werkplaats has selected a set start line: the concept that of the ‘city’ in the ebook Isaiah. this idea not just has a literary that means, but additionally a ancient one. analyzing the ‘city’, hence, calls for numerous exegetical ways, overcoming the classical dichotomy among diachrony and synchrony. This quantity deals an fascinating number of contributions at the ‘city’ during the whole ebook Isaiah.
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7:10-13 is followed by an announcement of judgement in 7:14-17. The plural addressee in Isa. 7:13-14a disrupts the dialogue between Isaiah and Ahaz. These verses give a negative twist to the oracle of salvation. The house of David, addressed in the plural, is accused of stubbornness. The exclamation שמעוin Isa. 7:13 echoes 6:9. The Davidic dynasty, represented by Ahaz, is accused of the kind of behaviour mentioned in Isa. 6:9. The plural forms imply that the criticism applies not only to Ahaz, but also to the Davidic dynasty as a whole.
Barthel, op. , 120. 32 J. Barthel, op. , 146. 33 J. Barthel, op. , 172-3. A. Sweeney, King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel, Oxford/New York 2001, 242, notes that the contrastive portrayal of the faithless Ahaz versus the faithful Hezekiah is highlighted by the phrase of verse 9b, since verse 9b refers to the ideology of Yahweh’s promise of security to Jerusalem and to the dynasty of David. 35 See J. Barthel, op. , 150. J. DE JONG were reworked into a composition that criticises the Davidic dynasty, exemplified by Ahaz, and announces its destruction.
7:13-14a disrupts the dialogue between Isaiah and Ahaz. These verses give a negative twist to the oracle of salvation. The house of David, addressed in the plural, is accused of stubbornness. The exclamation שמעוin Isa. 7:13 echoes 6:9. The Davidic dynasty, represented by Ahaz, is accused of the kind of behaviour mentioned in Isa. 6:9. The plural forms imply that the criticism applies not only to Ahaz, but also to the Davidic dynasty as a whole. 33 Isa. 7:13-14a is connected with 7:9b. Both passages are in the plural and display a dynastic-critical tendency.